Should Investors Be Worried about Inflation? [iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF), iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd]

inflationAs my colleague Rick Rieder discusses in a recent post, the latest employment report tells us that the economy may be stronger than previously thought. Still, the Fed may be cautious on raising rates if inflation isn’t pushing above their target levels.
NYSE:SHY October 29, 2014 4:50pm

Ultra Safe Bond ETFs To Dodge Market Turmoil [iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd]

market bondsWith the broader U.S. stock markets having gained a whopping 182% from its March 2009 lows, investors are  getting increasingly anxious about the health of the markets and even fearing the worst. In fact, the concerns had started building up last year,
NYSE:MINT August 21, 2014 4:34pm

New Active Bond ETFs From PIMCO In Focus [iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd, iShares Brclys Intrdte Gov/Crt Bd Fd]

PIMCO ETFsEncouraged by the incredible success of the exchange traded version of its mutual fund – PIMCO Total Return Fund – the issuer has recently launched two such ETFs.
NYSE:DI February 3, 2014 1:53pm

Option Probabilities Spell Possible Trouble For Treasury’s

treasuriesJ.W. Jones: The incredible rally in equities in 2013 has begun to stir concern among many that the stock market is now in a bubble. We have entered the euphoric stage of this bull market and equity prices cannot and will not go lower according
NYSE:HYG November 15, 2013 1:07pm

Four Different Ways To Help Reduce Interest Rate Risk

ratesLast week, the Fed once again announced that it will refrain from tapering its bond-buying program until it sees more evidence that the economy is improving.

Forget What Ben Bernanke Says and Listen To The Bond Market

market bondsMike Larson: Economists are familiar with the concept of “leading indicators.”
NYSE:SHY September 18, 2013 11:55am

Marc Faber: The Bond Market Would Like A High Level Of Tapering

marc faberGold Silver Worlds: Marc Faber explains in this video interview below the consequences of tapering and the potential motives of the US Fed.
NYSE:SHY September 11, 2013 2:09pm

Is The U.S. Treasury Secular Bond Bull Market Dead?

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days.
NYSE:IEF September 10, 2013 4:15pm

Is The 30-Year Bond Bull Market Over?

bullish buyMike Larson: Three decades is a long time. And for the past three decades, America has known nothing but steadily falling interest rates.
NYSE:TBT September 6, 2013 2:36pm

China and Japan Don’t Want Our Bonds

market bondsIan Wyatt: Amid all the news about Syria and record oil prices, you may have missed a crucial red flag for the bond market.

From Bond Apathy To Bond Panic

market bondsYves Lamoureux: We have been glad this year to be on the side of the bull camp. Our job has been an easy one as we pursued the long side of stocks. We remain bullish despite raising big amounts of cash many weeks ago. We think we can redeploy
NYSE:SHY August 28, 2013 12:44pm

Foreign Holders Dump A Whopping $40.8 Billion In Long-Term Treasuries

market bondsMike Larson:  Did you hear the news out of the Treasury Department this recently? It was an absolute disaster for the bond market — and for good reason:
NYSE:SHY August 16, 2013 1:28pm

Why I’m Predicting Lower Bond Yields

yieldBill Hall: If you own bond funds, you’ve no doubt suffered losses — maybe even big losses — over the past few months.
NYSE:BND August 15, 2013 2:17pm

ETF Strategy For Rising Rates: Reduce Portfolio Duration

ETFsMatt Tucker: In my last post, I highlighted sector rotation as a potential ETF strategy for a rising interest rate environment.  This time, I’d like to focus on another common strategy for helping to protect a portfolio against rising rates:
NYSE:GOVT May 6, 2013 2:19pm

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