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  • How Bond ETF Investors Should Position for Rising Rates Ahead

    11-28-2016 03:42 PM by Max Chen

    As the markets face a steepening yield curve ahead, fixed-income exchange traded fund investors should begin to position their portfolios accordingly and shift toward shorter-dated assets. Many market observers anticipate the Federal Reserve will begin hiking interest rate...

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  • Consider Short Term Corporate Bond ETFs Ahead

    10-25-2016 04:37 PM by Max Chen

    With many anticipating the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates ahead, fixed-income investors can go down the yield curve to lower duration bond exchange trade funds to diminish rate risks. "We see opportunities in short-term U.S. credit," BlackRock strategist...

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  • Control Rate Risk Exposure with Low-Duration Bond ETFs

    05-23-2016 08:25 AM by Max Chen

    Rising interest rates will weigh on fixed-income portfolios, but investors can diminish the risks by moving down the yield curve to low-duration bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). With the an interest rate hike back on the table, fixed-income investors may want to think about ...

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  • 20 Hot Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs

    05-23-2016 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    More investors are dabbling in tactical or alternative fixed-income options in anticipation of a rising interest rate environment or overweighting equities all together. Intermediate-term bonds and the related exchange traded funds still have a place in portfolios. For instanc...

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  • 28 ETFs for Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Exposure

    05-11-2016 05:15 PM by Max Chen

    Bond investors who are wary of dipping too far into junk bond territory but want better yield payouts than Treasuries may consider investment-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds. Currently, credit spreads are falling. Looking at corporate bonds, the diminish spread betw...

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  • Some Bond ETFs Still Merit Attention

    06-22-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While many anticipate a rising rate environment ahead, investors should not forgo fixed-income assets and bond exchange traded funds in a diversified portfolio. "We are in a potential rising-interest-rate environment, and initially this will have a negative impact on bond and ...

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  • Short-Duration Bond ETFs to Mitigate Potential Volatility

    01-06-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Due to ongoing uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's interest rate outlook, fixed-income investors should stick to short-term bond exchange traded funds. Because of the potential volatility, "investors should be flexible and consider more liquid securities. Fixed income with ...

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  • How One Strategist Uses Core Bond ETFs

    07-03-2014 11:24 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields have fallen 12% this year, sending billions of dollars into fixed income exchange trade funds. Much of that has been institutional money. However, 10-year yields are up 3.7% in the past month and investors have pulled over $1.3 billion from the iShares...

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  • New iShares ETF Offers Income, Broad Bond Exposure

    04-25-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    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 iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BYLD) aims to solve that conundrum. BYLD uses a fund of ...

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  • Treasury ETF Outflows Could Foreshadow Higher Rates

    03-31-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After sinking billions of dollars into exchange traded funds holding U.S. Treasuries in January and February, investors are having second thoughts. Early this month, Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a global brokerage company based in New York, said ...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Getting Paid to Play

    03-01-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Another week and month are in the books for U.S. stocks with February being kind to the bull. February was a strong month for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500 bounced back from a glum January to gain 6.7% in the second month of the year. While February was a bounce back month fo...

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  • Bond ETFs: The New Black

    02-25-2014 12:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    After being punished by soaring Treasury yields in 2013, some bond exchange traded funds are the toast of the town in 2014. Last month, investors pulled nearly $10 billion from exchange traded products after ETF inflows reached a record last year, topping $200 billion for the ...

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  • Sorting Through Short-Duration Bond ETFs

    02-25-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Last years jump in 10-year Treasury yields spooked investors out of longer-dated bond exchange traded funds with the residual effect being substantial inflows to short-duration funds this year. It is of little surprise to see that among the most popular products in February ar...

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  • Dont Fear the Fed With These Bond ETFs

    12-26-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The Federal Reserve gave financial markets an early holiday treat, so to speak, by making official plans to begin tapering its quantitative easing program in January. The Fed will trim its $85 billion-per-month in bond buying to $75 billion with reductions coming in equal part...

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  • Corporate Bond ETFs Steady as Issuance Soars

    12-11-2013 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    High-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds were slammed earlier this year as interest rates climbed amid speculation the Federal Reserve was close to tapering its quantitative easing program. The Feds tapering timeout would not only serve to steady popular ETFs such as th...

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  • Hedging Rate Risks with Bond ETFs

    08-05-2013 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    As interest rates inch up, bond exchange traded fund investors have to find a delicate balance between rate risk and portfolio diversification. After yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries rose a full percentage point to 2.7% from May to July, long-maturity bond funds tracked ...

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  • Why Retirees Are Turning to ETFs for $1 Million Goal

    06-15-2013 07:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    As we scramble to put enough away for life after work, most Americans have not amassed enough to live comfortably in their Golden years, but exchange traded funds can help investors realize their goal. Were facing a crisis right now, and its going to get worse, Alicia Munnell,...

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  • iShares: The Great Duration Rotation Continues But For How Long?

    04-18-2013 03:31 PM by Matt Tucker -- iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy

    In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years. Each year weve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and each year rates have ended December lower than where they started out earlier in the ye...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Corporate Bonds

    04-12-2012 12:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We have spent a great deal of time in recent weeks speaking about U.S. Treasury related ETFs but today we switch focus to Corporate Bond products. Specifically, SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond (NYSEArca: SCPB) has accumulated significant asset flows in recent s...

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  • Afraid of Rising Rates? -- Consider These Bond ETFs

    03-28-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury prices are falling and yields are rising, but exchange traded fund investors can mitigate the hit in their bonds all0cations if they move down to short-end of the yield curve. Interest rates at various points on the yield curve are hovering around their historic lows,...

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  • Why Some Advisors Like Corporate Bonds

    11-08-2011 03:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Temping yields and improved balance sheets at large U.S. companies are among the reasons why some financial advisors are favoring exchange traded funds that invest in investment grade corporate bonds. Paltry yields on offer in Treasury bonds are another factor. An uncertain gl...

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  • Be Careful When Reaching for Yield with ETFs

    06-29-2011 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    One of the key lessons of the credit crisis and the subprime-mortgage meltdown was that investors can unknowingly add huge risks to their portfolios when digging for just a little extra yield. ETF sponsors are launching products sporting higher payouts or tracking exotic asset...

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  • 12 ETFs to Play the 10 Economic Surprises of 2010

    01-06-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's a brand-new year, which means a host of brand-new, hot-off-the-presses economic predictions. Byron Wien, who seemed awfully prescient with his 2009 predictions, is out with another 10 for the coming year. Byron Wien, chief investment strategist at Pequot Capital Manageme...

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