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  • iShares Expands with Smart Beta Bond ETFs iShares Expands with Smart Beta Bond ETFs
    To meet growing demand for smart beta strategies across various asset categories, BlackRock's iShares has launched four new bond exchange traded funds that screen for quality, value and environmental, social, …
  • The Fed's Affect on Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs The Fed’s Affect on Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs
    With the Federal Reserve continuing its efforts to normalize U.S. monetary policy, plenty of asset classes could be affected by those plans, including mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and exchange traded funds …
  • Your Diversifier Isn’t Diversified Investors: Why Your Diversifier Isn’t Diversified
    By Corey Hoffstein Stocks and bonds go together like peanut butter and jelly: truly a case where the sum is much, much greater than the composite parts. Or, at least, …
  • Mortgage Up With These 7 Bond ETFs Mortgage Up With These 7 Bond ETFs
    Among the fixed income exchange traded funds benefiting from the Federal Reserve's lower for long policy are ETFs holding mortgage-backed securities, or MBS. For instance, ETF investors have a number …
  • ETF Chart of the Day: Steady and Dependable Mortgage-Backed Securities
    We have seen some improved trading volume relative to the average levels lately in the largest Mortgage-Backed bond ETF MBB (iShares MBS, Expense Ratio 0.27%) accompanied by some inflows stemming …
  • Eurozone Debt Sell-Off Drags on U.S. Bonds, Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs
    The global fixed-income sell-off is taking a toll on government bonds, pressuring mortgage-backed securities and related exchange traded funds. Mortgage securities-related ETFs are in their third day of selling Wednesday, …
  • High-Quality, Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF Options
    Investors can gain exposure to a diverse pool of mortgage-backed securities through exchange traded funds, but people should first understand how the investments work. Mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, came out …
  • Risks and Benefits of Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs
    Investors can diversify a fixed-income portfolio with high-quality mortgage-backed securities and related exchange traded funds, but they should also understand the potential risks ahead. For instance, the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities …
  • Government Bond ETFs Remain The Safer Play
    Propping up the rally in the government bonds and fixed-income-related exchange traded funds, Corporate America has been adding Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities onto their corporate portfolios in anticipation of potential …
  • FlexShares Launches New MBS ETF
    FlexShares, the exchange traded funds unit of Northern Trust (NasdaqGS: NTRS), today introduced the FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (NasdaqGM: MBSD). The new ETF consists of mortgage-backed securities issued …
  • New iShares ETF Offers Income, Broad Bond Exposure
    In a low interest rate environment, bond investors often face some unattractive choices: Take on higher credit risk or deal with the lower yields on higher grade bonds. The new …
  • ETF Chart of the Day: Mortgage Bond Bonanza
    We have seen some selling pressure in the “benchmark” ETF name that tracks the Mortgage Backed Securities market, MBB (iShares Barclays MBS Fixed Rate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.31%) as the …
  • Fed Fears Weigh on Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs
    In anticipation of the eventual Fed withdrawal from mortgage-backed securities purchases, MBS-related exchange traded funds have tracked lower and are now testing their summer lows. The iShares MBS Bond ETF …
  • Mortgage REIT ETFs Hit by Fed ‘Tapering’ Chatter
    Speculation that the Federal Reserve is mulling winding down or an outright end to its asset-buying activities has weighed on mortgage REIT ETFs recently. Funds previously prized for high yields …
  • ETF Spotlight: Mortgage-Backed Securities
    ETF Spotlight on iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MBB), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $5.9 billion. Objective: The iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund tries to reflect the performance …
  • ETFs that Track Mortgage-Backed Securities
    The real estate market is beginning to stabilize and turn around, with existing home sales inching higher and appreciation in housing prices. While the residential and commercial real estate sectors …
  • Using ETFs to Build a Diversified Portfolio
    With the advent of exchange traded funds, investors are now capable of including a wide range of investment styles and strategies to form their very own diversified ETF portfolio. Depending …
  • Morningstar’s Aggressive ETF Portfolio for Retirees
    For retirees who are looking for greater capital appreciation and hold a higher risk tolerance, an ETF portfolio with a more aggressive investment strategy may be a better fitting option. …
  • Morningstar’s Recommendations for a Moderate-Risk ETF Porfolio
    Retirees seeking a moderate risk in their exchange traded fund investment portfolios will want to lean more toward the safety of bonds but still hold enough equities to provide some …
  • Morningstar’s Conservative ETF Porfolio
    Conservative investors in retirement can tap exchange traded funds to build all-ETF portfolios featuring stocks and bonds. The conservative ETF investor aiming to protect wealth in retirement should limit exposure …
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