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  • Rethinking Bond ETFs: Unbundle and Rebuild

    07-26-2016 08:00 AM by Corey Hoffstein, Newfound Research

    By Corey Hoffstein With the benefit of hindsight, there have been few investments as attractive as core U.S. fixed income over the last 30 years. Capital preservation, income, diversification, and even hedging volatility: was there anything fixed income did not provide? Wit...

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  • Riskier Bond ETFs Are Back in Play

    03-09-2016 03:54 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income ETF investors may want to favor riskier plays Investment-grade corporate bonds, high-yield debt and bank loans may boost returns while offering less volatility than stocks Bond investors interested in riskier investments with the promise of higher yields can t...

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  • What the 3rd Quarter Tells Us About The Stock Market In October

    10-02-2015 01:15 PM by Gary Gordon

    Three months ago to the day (6/30), I served up a list of reasons for lowering ones exposure to riskier assets. I discussed weakness in market internals where fewer and fewer corporate components of the Dow and S&P 500 had been propping up the popular U.S. benchmarks. I talke...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: High-Yield, Junk Bonds

    08-06-2015 12:46 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We typically spend a lot of time discussing flows in and out of the two largest and well-known U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs, HYG (iShares High Yield Corporate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.50%) and JNK (SPDR High Yield Bond ETF, Expense Ratio 0.40%) as they tend to command the lio...

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  • Taking a Second Look at High-Yield Bond ETFs

    06-26-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors shouldn't write off high-yield fixed-income assets and related junk bond exchange traded funds just yet as an expanding economy will help support this riskier segment of the debt market. "The reality is this economic expansion will likely continue for several more ye...

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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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  • Some PIMCO ETFs Taking in Cash After Gross Departure

    10-01-2014 02:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    Following Bill Gross abrupt resignation from PIMCO, the bond manager he co-founded, speculation has swirled regarding asset flight from the firm and where some of that capital will head. Wall Street analysts have highlighted firms that could benefit from PIMCO client skittishn...

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  • Popular Commission-Free ETFs on Schwab OneSource

    09-29-2014 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Earlier this month, Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokers in the U.S., unveiled a significant expansion of its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free exchange traded funds platform. Already substantial in terms of number of offerings, OneSource added 6...

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  • Bond ETFs Bulk Up

    06-13-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Amid increased regulatory scrutiny and tight supply in some corners of the fixed income market, institutional investors have not been shy about allocating billions of dollars to bond exchanged traded funds. While U.S. stocks have been, for the most part impressive this year, i...

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  • Fed Speak Reignites Love for Big Junk Bond ETF

    06-05-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Buoyed by expectations that higher interest rates are not an imminent scenario, investors are returning to some of the largest high-yield bond ETFs even as yields drop. The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG), the largest junk bond ETF by assets, pull...

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  • Investors Seek Riskier Debt, Jump into Junk Bond ETFs

    05-20-2014 03:42 PM by Max Chen

    Speculative-grade, or so-called junk bond exchange traded funds are attracting more attention as investors turn to the riskiest corporate debt, with default rates depressed and low interest rates on safer assets. Investors have picked up triple-C rated corporate debt - bonds t...

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  • Flows Show Modest Increase in ETF Risk Appetite

    05-12-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors continue to be willing to accept country and credit risk with exchange traded funds as highlighted by last weeks flows data. Research firm EPFR Global notes that junk bond funds and funds with exposure to Italian equities were among the more impressive asset gatherer...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: A Veritable Potpourri

    05-10-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Usually, our look at the most searched exchange traded funds for a given week turns up some symmetry, even if it is on multiple fronts. For example, there have recently been weeks when several Russia ETFs are among the most searched funds on ETF Trends. And there have been ins...

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  • How One Strategist Uses High Yield ETFs

    05-06-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Fixed income exchange traded funds were the dominant asset gatherers in the first quarter, but that trend reversed in April. Last month, ETFs hauled in $15.1 billion, more than half the year-to-date total, with equity funds leading the way. Although the iShares 7-10 Year Treas...

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  • Short Duration Junk Bond ETFs in the Limelight

    05-05-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Amid speculation the Federal Reserve is inching closer to raising interest rates, investors are fleeing some longer duration high-yield bond exchange traded funds in favor of junk ETFs with less sensitivity to rising rates. Junk bonds, "traditionally favored during a period of...

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  • Investors Flocking to High Yield Bond ETFs

    03-13-2014 04:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    High-yield, speculative-grade debt traders traditionally tapped into fixed-income assets over the phone, but with the advent of exchange traded funds, more are turning to the investment vehicle as their go-to source for junk bond exposure. Assets in the top 10 junk bond ETFs h...

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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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  • Credit ETFs See Stout Inflows

    02-24-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Select corporate bond exchange traded funds, both the investment-grade and high-yield varieties, have seen significant inflows since the start of 2014 even as investors have not been shy about pulling cash from ETFs focused on U.S. equities. U.S. equity ETFs are down $24.7 bil...

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  • Tom Lydon on FOX Business: ETF Opportunities in Volatile Times

    02-07-2014 05:20 PM by ETF Trends

    The markets are experiencing a rough start to 2014 after a phenomenal 2013. However, investors can still capitalize in specific market segments. ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon appeared on FOX Business Friday to discuss opportunities in the high-yield, fixed-income space and poten...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Jumping for Junk

    01-10-2014 11:38 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We periodically highlight actively managed ETFs in this piece and have been since 2009 because we believe that they have legs in terms of future asset growth potential. Does every actively managed strategy immediately take off in terms of gathering assets and attracting the in...

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  • Junk Bond ETFs Rise, Defaults Decline in November

    12-10-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There are two primary risk elements involved with bond investing rate risk and credit risk. Interest rate risk came into focus in the second quarter amid increased speculation about when the Federal Reserve could begin tapering its quantitative easing program. The tapering-in...

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  • Some High-Yield Bond ETFs Skirt Duration Risk

    12-02-2013 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields have soared 49% this year, inflicting damage on an array of long- and some medium-duration bond exchange traded funds in the process. Said another way, long duration Treasury and high-grade corporate bond ETFs have been whacked by rising rates. As Trea...

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  • Popular PIMCO Short-Term, High-Yield Bond ETF Gets Euro-Hedge

    10-21-2013 02:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO and European provider Source expand on the popular high-yield, short-duration bond strategy with a London-listed, euro-hedged exchange traded fund version. According to a press release, the PIMCO EUR-hedged Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond Index Source ETF (LSE: STHE...

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  • Another Look at High-Yield Bond ETFs

    09-17-2013 08:16 AM by Tom Lydon

    Junk bond exchange traded funds provide attractive yields, but the asset class category exposes investors to specific credit risks. The yield on speculative grade debt depends on the time horizon for when the bond is repaid and the creditworthiness of the issuer, writes John W...

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  • Short-Duration High-Yield Bond ETFs in Sweet Spot

    07-25-2013 09:05 AM by John Spence

    Junk debt ETFs tracking bonds with shorter durations are finding a home in more portfolios as investors continue to scratch for yield but fret over the damaging impact of higher interest rates. For example, PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond (NYSEArca: HYS) and SPDR Barc...

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  • Using Inverse ETFs to Hedge Interest Rate Risk

    06-12-2013 05:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    With interest rates rising, more aggressive traders are using short or inverse exchange traded funds to capitalize on weakening Treasuries and fixed-income assets, but the instruments do not come without risks. Timothy Strauts, ETF analyst at Morningstar, points out that funds...

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  • Two High-Yield Bond ETFs for Rising Rates

    04-22-2013 08:58 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors want yield but are concerned they could get hurt if interest rates rise. High-yield corporate bond ETFs with shorter durations provide a nice balance. Options here include PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index (NYSEArca: HYS), which has attracted a little ov...

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  • High-Yield Bond ETFs Shrug Off Woeful Jobs Report

    04-07-2013 09:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    High-yield bond exchange traded funds held their ground Friday after a dismal employment report even though some wealth managers are warning investors that the current yields no longer justify the risks involved. In any case, investors should keep an eye on speculative-grade c...

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  • High-Yield ETFs Eye Multiyear Highs; 'Gravity' About to Kick In?

    03-11-2013 02:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Junk bond ETFs such as SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (NYSEArca: JNK) are trying to break out to their highest levels since the financial crisis. However, there are lingering fears about credit and interest-rate risks in high-yield debt ETFs, with some analysts saying it's mathema...

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  • Where to Find Yield in ETFs with Less Risk

    01-23-2013 06:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Many investors are scrambling for yield in a low-rate market for bonds and the Federal Reserve seems committed to keeping it that way. There are ETFs that can provide exposure to income-generating sectors with low costs and liquidity. However, investors just need to be careful...

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  • Low-Volatility and Dividend ETFs for Yield

    11-02-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A lot of people are stuck in their traditional stock and bond asset split, but with exchange traded fund products, investors can diversify and expand on traditional allocations to augment their current income. Low-volatility and dividend ETFs are attractive options for yield. ...

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  • PIMCO High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF Cuts Interest-Rate Risk

    11-01-2012 01:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. On Thursday, I looked at the PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: HYS). Thi...

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  • Three ETF Categories with Attractive Yields

    10-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The current environment of deleveraging debt has suppressed interest rates on traditional fixed-income investments. Consequently, investors will need to seek out other areas, such as corporates, emerging markets and Europe exchange traded funds, to fulfill their income needs. ...

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  • High-Yield and Floating-Rate Bond ETFs Under the Microscope

    10-18-2012 09:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    Credit sectors offer the best long-term opportunities in the fixed-income space, say BlackRock analysts. Investors can gain exposure to the area through high-yield and floating rate exchange traded funds. "In the taxable fixed income space, we believe the best long-term opport...

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  • High-Yield ETFs for a Low-Rate Market

    08-16-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury yields are still low despite the August rebound and equities are digesting their recent gains, leaving investors still yearning for asset classes that generate additional income. For example, high-yield corporate bond exchange traded funds have gotten their fair share of...

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  • Four Things You Should Know About High-Yield Bond ETFs

    07-11-2012 07:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who are holding onto high-yield debt mutual funds may look for exchange traded fund options, instead. Still, one should consider the differences before making the switch. In about five years, the high-yield ETF market has garnered $28 billion in assets, adding $12 bi...

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  • ETF Spotlight: PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond

    06-26-2012 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: HYS), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $313.8 million. Objective: The 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the BofA Merrill Lynch 0-5 Year High...

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  • High-Yield Bond ETFs vs. Treasuries

    06-11-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are face growing interest-rate risk as Treasury bond yields hover near all-time lows. However, investors may find more lucrative and even safe options in high-yield corporate bond exchange traded funds. Carl Kaufman, manager of the Osterweis Strategic Income fund, sa...

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  • Sell-Off Pushes Junk Bond ETFs to Discounts

    06-06-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After funneling billions into high-yield corporate debt exchange traded funds, investors are now dumping the asset class and treating it like any other risky investment. Nevertheless, high-yield, "junk" bond ETFs have attracted a huge following among institutions as a highly liqu...

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  • New Short-Duration ETF for High-Yield Bonds

    03-16-2012 11:22 AM by John Spence

    State Street Global Advisors introduced a new exchange traded fund this week indexed to high-yield corporate bonds with short durations that have less sensitivity to rising interest rates. The tracking index for SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: S...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: High-Yield Corporate Bonds

    02-01-2012 11:48 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds indexed to high-yield corporate bonds have garnered significant interest from an asset inflows standpoint thus far in 2012, and one fund in particular stands out as the recipient of much of these flows, iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond (NYSEArca: HYG)...

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  • Pimco Looks to Expand ETF Presence

    08-12-2011 08:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    Pimco is making waves in the exchange traded fund business with plans to launch an ETF version of Total Return Fund, the huge portfolio overseen by bond whiz Bill Gross. The investment manager has also filed paperwork with regulators to introduce ETFs to track bonds in Austral...

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  • New Pimco ETF Targets Shorter-Term Corporate 'Junk'

    06-22-2011 09:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond giant Pimco recently introduced an exchange traded fund that targets the short-term segment of the high-yield corporate bond market. Pimco 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: HYS), which invests in bonds with shorter maturities than existing "junk" ET...

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