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  • 10 Floating Rate ETFs to Hedge Rate Risks

    05-20-2016 03:38 PM by Max Chen

    In anticipation of a rising interest rate environment, fixed-income investors should consider exchange traded funds that track floating rate notes. Should expectations of higher interest rates gain momentum, it would not be surprising to see investors embrace floating rate exc...

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  • Charting a Course for Floating Rate Bond ETFs

    12-18-2015 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Should expectations of higher interest rates gain momentum, it would not be surprising to see investors embrace floating rate exchange traded funds as additions to fixed income portfolios. ETFs such as the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: FLOT), SPDR Barclays Investment ...

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  • Bond ETF Strategy for a Rising Rate Environment

    11-12-2015 05:00 PM by Max Chen

    As the markets prepare for a rising interest rate environment, bond exchange traded fund investors may turn to more defensive strategies to prop up performance and mitigate rate risks. Charles Schwab strategists argue that fixed income will offer opportunities as the Federal R...

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  • The ETF Income Conundrum: Balancing Yield and Risk

    01-14-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Benchmark yields have remained stubbornly low, but we are looking a higher interest rates in the future. Consequently, bond exchange traded fund investors are taking a hard look at their fixed-income portfolio. More investors are looking into income strategies for todays marke...

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  • Floating Rate ETFs for Rising Rates Protection

    12-29-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As was the case at this time a year ago, plenty of investors are banking on the new year bring an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Should expectations of higher interest rates gain momentum, it would not be surprising to see investors embrace floating rate exchange...

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  • Floating Rate ETF Gets a Lower Expense Ratio

    11-05-2014 12:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    Van Eck Global, the tenth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds and the parent company of Market Vectors, today said it is lowering the annual fee on the Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: FLTR). Effective immediately, FLTRs new annual exp...

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  • Bond ETF Strategies to Shield Against Rising Rates

    07-06-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the markets largely expecting the Federal Reserve to hike benchmark interest rates next year, it is never too early to start thinking about exchange traded fund options that can help mitigate the negative effects of rising rates. Traders are boosting U.S. short-term inter...

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  • Fans of Floating Rate Note ETFs

    03-25-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In an attempt to hedge the negative effects of a rising rate environment, more investors are turning to floating rate bond exchange traded funds as a way to maintain their capital while squeezing out some extra cash on the side. For instance, the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF...

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  • WisdomTree: An Introduction to U.S. Floating Rate Treasury Notes

    02-03-2014 11:06 AM by Rick Harper -- WisdomTree

    The U.S. Treasury recently made headlines when it auctioned off the first floating rate Treasury bond in its history.1 This was also the first new class of issuance by the Treasury since it issued Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) in 1997. As another means for th...

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  • Investors Flock to Floating Rate ETFs on Interest Rate Concerns

    01-29-2014 03:14 PM by Max Chen

    The first new floating rate U.S. Treasury security in 16 years met heavy demand ahead of debt ceiling talks and Fed tightening for the year. Bond investors have been shifting over to floating rate exchange traded funds over the past year and may soon gain exposure to floating-rat...

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  • ETF Sponsors Engineer Floating-Rate Treasury Offerings

    11-19-2013 02:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree and State Street Global Advisors are both working floating-rate Treasury exchange traded funds as an alternative for bond investors to shield against the negative effects of rising interest rates. SSgA filed with the SEC to launch the SPDR Floating Rate Treasury ETF...

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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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  • Bank Loan, Floating Rate ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

    04-30-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond investors have enjoyed a three decade long run and yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note appear to be stuck below 2%. Yet looking ahead, bond ETFs could feel serious pain if interest rates ever start rising. Yes, I know you've heard this before, but it doesn't hur...

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