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  • Three Big ETF Themes for 2017

    02-22-2017 04:33 PM by Max Chen

    As investors shift around their portfolios in anticipation for what's ahead, State Street Global Advisors offers some big exchange traded fund themes to better manage risk and potentially enhance returns. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Mike Arone, Managing D...

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  • Inflation ETFs Lure Investors

    02-17-2017 01:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    Data indicate inflation is on the rise and investors are standing idly by. Rather, investors are flocking to exchange traded funds that hold Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Investors will typically look at TIPS ahead of an inflationary period since buying TIPS ...

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  • Bond ETF Investors Still Like TIPS

    01-20-2017 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are maintaining their affinity for Treasury inflation-protected securities, or TIPS, betting that inflation will continue inching higher. Investors will typically look at TIPS ahead of an inflationary period since buying TIPS after inflation has gone up means tha...

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  • ETFs to Hedge President-Elect Trump's Inflationary Proposals

    11-11-2016 02:30 PM by Max Chen

    President-elect Donald Trump has backed a number of measures that could fuel inflationary pressures ahead. Consequently, investors should consider exchange traded fund investments that may hedge portfolios against rising prices. During the campaign trail, Trump has called ...

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  • Enthusiasm Remains for Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETFs

    11-04-2016 10:26 AM by Tom Lydon

      Although some departures from fixed income exchange traded funds have recently been spotted as investors reconcile the notion of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in December, some corners of the bond market remain investor favorites. That includes Treas...

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  • Investors Turn to TIPS ETFs as Inflation Concerns Mount

    10-31-2016 03:35 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income investors piled into Treasury inflation protected securities-related exchange traded funds as a way to hedge against the negative effects of rising prices on their bond portfolios. U.S. mutual funds and ETFs that track TIPS attracted $6.2 billion in new inflow...

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  • TIPS ETFs May Be Better Alternative to Treasuries

    10-26-2016 02:47 PM by Max Chen

    As inflation begins to pick up, fixed-income investors may be better off with Treasury inflation protected securities and related exchange traded funds. TIPS are a good hedge against rising prices ahead. TIPS returns are affected by interest-rate risk as well as changes in...

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  • Fight Inflation With These ETFs

    09-20-2016 10:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Data suggest U.S. inflation is picking up, which could bode well for an already hot segment of the fixed income market: Treasury inflation protected securities or TIPS. Investors are already looking into TIPS as a hedge against rising prices ahead. TIPS returns are affected by...

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  • Brexit Uncertainty Will Help Support U.S. Treasury Bond ETFs

    06-24-2016 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have outperformed this year, with Treasuries enjoying their best start to a year in over a decade. Momentum could be sustained as lingering concerns over the "Brexit" vote pushes investors toward safe-haven assets and the Federal Rese...

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  • ETF Investors Should Ease Up on Equities, Look to Fixed Income

    06-21-2016 05:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    After years of outperforming, the equities market bull rally is running out of steam, with a number of global uncertainties weighing on riskier assets. Consequently, overweight stock exchange traded fund investors may want to consider revisiting the fixed-income theme. "What d...

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  • 17 TIPS ETFs to Hedge Against Inflation

    05-12-2016 05:18 PM by Max Chen

    In anticipation of rising inflationary pressures ahead, fixed-income investors have turned to a number of Treasury inflation protected securities and bond-related exchange traded funds. U.S. core inflation, which excludes more volatile oil and food prices, increased 0.1% in Ma...

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  • ETF TMI: Equity ETFs, Millennials and Turkey

    05-05-2016 06:57 PM by Brenton Garen

    Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings The Day's Hot News In Equity ETFs Marketssaw what appeared to be a rotation in U.S. equities and fixed income names. BothSPDR S&P Dividend (NYSEArca: SDY) and iShares Russell...

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  • A Look at Bond ETF Options for Rising Inflation Expectations

    03-22-2016 04:23 PM by Max Chen

    After the Federal Reserve suggested that it is willing to see inflation rise before hiking interest rates, fixed-income investors turned to Treasury inflation protected securities and bond-related exchange traded funds to hedge against the negative effects of higher consumer pric...

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  • Bond ETFs to Hedge Against Inflation

    02-23-2016 04:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Consumer prices are slowly rising, and the markets are likely underestimating inflation expectations. Consequently, fixed-income exchange traded fund investors may want to consider Treasury bond inflation-protected securities to diversify against inflation ahead. "Today's infl...

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  • An ETF Tip for Inflation Risk

    12-01-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As many expected the Federal Reserve will only gradually raise interest rates, investors can still hold on to Treasuries for income exposure. However, people may want to consider Treasury inflation protected securities and related exchange traded funds in the event the unrealisti...

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  • ETFs to Broaden Exposure Beyond the Aggregate Index

    05-15-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index provides a blueprint for many fixed-income portfolios, but it does not include many popular debt investments. Nevertheless, there are a number of exchange traded fund options to help fill in the gaps. The iShares Core U.S. Aggre...

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  • State Street Plans Two New TIPS ETFs

    03-11-2013 09:23 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors start to ponder the potential inflationary ramifications of the ongoing Fed policies, State Street Gloabl Advisors, the money manager behind the line of SPDR exchange traded funds, has petitioned to launch two new Treasury Inflation Protected Securities funds. Acc...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Multi-Asset Real Return

    08-17-2012 09:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF (NYSEArca: RLY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $7.5 million. Objective: The SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return Fund is an an actively managed ETF that tries to generate real return through capital appreciation a...

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  • Investors Find Safety in TIPS ETFs

    07-24-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Speculation on another round of monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve caused another record negative yield for U.S. 10-year inflation-indexed bonds, or TIPS. "The market is projecting at some point in the near future that the Fed does act," Justin Lederer, a strategist at...

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  • Inflation Protection: TIPS ETFs are New Safe Haven

    06-12-2012 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bond investors have become comfortable with risking a lower payback than what they have invested for the benefit and security of inflation protection. Some U.S. bond exchange traded funds have become the latest hideout for inflation protection. "Treasury Inflation Protected Se...

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  • State Street Rolls Out First Active ETFs

    04-27-2012 07:32 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund space, once pushed to the side, is now attracting a greater following, especially in the wake of highly successful PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) launch. Now, State Street Global Advisors is testing the waters with its first acti...

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  • TIPS ETFs and Negative Yields

    03-26-2012 02:08 PM by John Spence

    Investors have been buying Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, in recent auctions even though the bonds offer negative yields, because they want to hedge inflation risks. The Treasury Department sold $13 billion in 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    03-19-2012 03:30 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last weeks steep sell-off in U.S. Treasury bonds as well as some other slices of the fixed income market including Investment Grade Corporates sparked some renewed interest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, products in the ETF space. The iShares Barclays TI...

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  • Why TIPS ETFs Have Negative Yields

    02-02-2012 12:24 PM by John Spence

    Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities and exchange traded funds that invest in them continue to see solid demand despite the fact the bonds are paying negative yields. A $15 billion auction of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities this month drew the strongest demand since...

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  • TIPS ETFs Hesitate on Inflation, Treasury Yields

    05-20-2011 09:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities have been stuck in a range for over two months as traders eye inflation data and Treasury yields. Last week, the government said consumer prices rose 0.4% in April as gasoline prices surged. Some inve...

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  • Hedge Against Rising Inflation with TIPS ETFs

    04-15-2011 06:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund (ETF) investors may utilize Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities as a way mitigate the potential hit from inflation. On Friday, the Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.5% in March. A report earlier this week estimated produ...

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  • Bond ETF Investors Can Hedge Inflation With TIPS

    04-04-2011 10:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    The European Union is now faced with rising inflation. Investors may hedge against the potential harm of rising inflation to a government bond through Treasury-inflation protected security (TIPS) exchange traded funds (ETFs). Eurozone inflation for March was a higher-than-expe...

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  • It Might Be Time for TIPS ETFs

    11-12-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When bond giant PIMCO has something to say about the fixed-income market, people listen. So, when the exchange traded fund (ETF) provider sounded the alarm on inflation, it didn't pass without notice. Experts at PIMCO said that in the medium- and long-term, investors should be...

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  • TIPS ETFs: A Surge in the Making?

    10-26-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    TIPs, or Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, have become an investor favorite. Lately, there have been signs of momentum in these funds. There are great expectations from ETFs that hold Treasuries that give some sort of protection from inflation. These Treasuries adjusted...

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  • 'Tis the Season for TIPS ETFs?

    10-07-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors clearly feel that the need for inflation protection is paramount. Activity in one of the largest TIPS exchange traded funds (ETFs) this week nearly brought the fund to a record high. John Spence for MarketWatch notes Wednesday's activity, which pushed iShares Barclay...

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  • Inflation or Deflation? ETFs That Have You Covered

    09-15-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    We're all waiting to hear what it'll be: inflation or deflation. Either way, there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) to help tame either condition. Some are calling for deflation, while other analysts are calling for inflation. Either way, you should pick a position and cater y...

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  • TIPS ETFs Have Appeal, Even Though There's No Inflation

    06-28-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the last couple of years, governments around the world have been furiously printing money. This has naturally given rise to concerns about inflation and investors have been running to TIPS exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a result. But...there's no inflation. TIPS are Treasu...

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  • TIPS ETFs Pull In Assets, But Where's Inflation?

    06-12-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are flocking to inflation-protected bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). But it may not be protection they necessarily need at this point. The iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: TIP) has become the seventh-largest ETF in the United States, with just more than $...

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  • ETF Plays for Both Inflation and Deflation

    05-27-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are so crossed up right now many investors don't know what angle to play. Inflation was the prevailing concern, but now indicators are signaling potential deflation. Whatever eventually happens, exchange traded funds (ETFs) will be there to help you play it. As rec...

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  • New ETF Provider Takes on the TIPS Market

    05-24-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A San Francisco-based fund company is planning to get into the exchange traded fund (ETF) business. Exchange Traded Spreads Trust (ETSpreads) has several fixed-income ETFs in the works. Exchange Traded Spreads Trust (ETSpreads) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commis...

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  • Bond ETFs: The Impact of Higher Rates

    05-20-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bonds have been one of the the safe-haven assets of choice since the market meltdown last year, but as the interest rates flirt with higher numbers, are bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) still where you want to put your money? Many investors know that as interest rates go up,...

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  • 8 Ways to Safeguard Your Money With ETFs in Turbulent Markets

    05-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the situation is Greece is approaching some semblance of a resolution, the global economy is far from out of the woods. We may continue to see bumps on the road back, but with these exchange traded funds (ETFs), you can help protect your assets. First things first. Don't...

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  • TIPS ETFs For The Inflation Conscientious Investor

    05-18-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the government sitting on what seems like gazillions of dollars in debt, concerns about a looming inflation crisis are swirling about in many an investor's mind. That's where Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) exchange traded fund (ETFs) come in handy as a bet ag...

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  • Bond ETFs: 7 Ways to Pick the Right One

    04-29-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) are alive and well. Proof? Billions of dollars have poured into them so far this year. With the many bond options available, an investor may have a hard time deciding which to choose. But if you take the time, there is bound to be something that ...

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  • How to Use ETFs to Hedge 3 Inflationary Risks

    04-28-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    All the government spending and record-low interest rates have certainly helped right our listing economy. But as the stimulus winds down and interest rates go back up, you'll want to have some exchange traded funds (ETFs) at the ready to protect your portfolio. The bulls are...

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  • 5 ETFs That Offer Inflation Protection

    04-20-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many are betting that inflation will skyrocket in the coming years as the United States continues to increase its deficit to historic heights. John Paulson, the man who scored about $20 billion for his clients during the housing crash, has been buying up gold for that reason. A s...

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  • 12 ETFs to Play Future Fed Rate Hikes

    02-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Growth in the U.S. economy, markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been aided by our exceptionally low interest rates. Yesterday, we were reminded that it's becoming increasingly important to mind the rates and be prepared to act accordingly. Yesterday, the Federal Rese...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from the Big Deficit With ETFs

    02-09-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. government is incurring an ever higher budget deficit and it will be up to American citizens to carry the burden. With taxes increasing, inflation rising and the dollar falling, investors may want to change their exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio strategies in order t...

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  • Bond ETFs: Good Times Coming to an End?

    01-21-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bond and bond-related exchange traded fund (ETF) markets have experienced quite a year, but the good times may soon come to an end. The specter of inflation and likely hikes in interest rates may cut away at hefty returns seen in recent months. A bond is a loan that a bond...

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  • What to Watch As Bond ETF Yields Rise

    01-13-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bond yields are on the rise, which doesn't necessarily have exchange traded fund (ETF) investors whooping it up. That's because rising yields not only send prices lower, but they can be a harbinger of other things, such as impending inflation. As Allen Robinson for Global Inv...

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  • WisdomTree Enters Into the Inflation ETF Race

    11-05-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree has registered with The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) that seeks to give investors protection from inflation. The new ETF WisdomTree has in the hopper, the WisdomTree Real Return Fund (NYSEArca: RRF), seeks to g...

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  • TIPS and ETFs: Your Questions Answered

    09-22-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    We recently got on the phone with Chris Caltagirone, vice president and product manager at PIMCO, to discuss anything and everything related to TIPS, including their role in your portfolio and exchange traded funds (ETFs). What are TIPS? TIPS are Treasury Inflation-Protect...

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  • 4 Reasons Active TIPs ETFs Could Be Needed

    08-23-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Active management in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is said to be only worthwhile as long as it provides better returns than the passive counterparts. Are there enough inconsistencies in the Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS) market to warrant an active hand? Allianz...

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  • How to Tame Rising Prices with ETFs

    07-03-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite few signs that prices are rising and inflation is a looming concern, now might be the time to protect yourself from when prices do start rising - don't wait until it happens. The way to do it is through the utilization of exchange traded funds (ETFs). Some believe th...

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  • Fed Stays Steady, But What About Inflation?

    06-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve announced this afternoon that it would hold interest rates steady. It also said the downward spiral in prices was easing, while inflation was less of a threat. Either way, exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be affected. Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh...

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  • Why Treasury Bond ETFs Are Rising

    06-10-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is closely watched by investors, and recent speculation about the raising interest rates has many ready to take action, as bond and treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) will react to a higher rate. The speculation is that the Federal Reserve may have...

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  • Inflation, Stagflation, Deflation: How to Play Them With ETFs

    05-19-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation, deflation, or stagflation. None of these scenarios sound too appealing, but there is still a way to protect one's wealth through the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in any possible outcome. Analysts and experts are still debating whether the U.S. economy wi...

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  • How to Use Bond ETFs

    04-15-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bond market has been getting a lot of attention. Are you aware of the multiple ways you can use these exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your portfolio? If you are searching for a bond-focused ETF to help round out your portfolio or keep assets in safety, the good news is th...

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  • 4 ETF Strategies for Retirees in 2009

    02-11-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    2008 was a devastating and demoralizing year for just about all securities and exchange traded funds (ETFs) except for the U.S. Treasury Bond market.The reason behind this surge in bonds was that investors responded to turbulent times in a fight-or-flight manner, and fled to the ...

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  • Fearing Inflation? Here Are Some ETF Tips

    01-16-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As Capitol Hill freely throws more money at our economic predicament, inflation could soon bea new problem of the day and a certain type of exchange traded fund (ETF) couldbe right for you if this is a concern. Inflation at Lows. Although inflation is at lows not seen since 19...

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  • How Safe Are Bond ETFs?

    12-29-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's been an unusual year that has caused investors of all types to re-examine the old ways of thinking when it comes to their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Typically, bonds have been seen as "safe," but some got burned in that thinking. In fact, bonds of all types took their ...

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  • Tips Treasury ETF Investors Could Use

    12-04-2008 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    With many developed countries throwing money at credit-starved economies, investors worry about possible inflationary consequences and TIPS, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, may just be the right exchange traded fund (ETF) for them. TIPS are government-issued treasury...

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  • Bond ETFs Can Add Stability In Wild Times

    11-03-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve cut the key interest rate last week to 1%, and while it affects stocks, it also can have an impact on bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). Ron DeLegge for ETF Guide reports that lower rates also translate into lower yields for bond investors. Conversely, whil...

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  • Rush to Treasury ETFs This Week Drove Down Yields

    09-21-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's seeming apparent that fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) will be affected by the market turmoil, and higher inflation is inevitable, which may hamper these funds, reports Joe Morris for Ignites. While high inflation is hampering these funds, but the credit crisis i...

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  • Picking and Choosing Among the Treasury ETFs

    08-05-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    You are viewing an older ETF Trends article from 2008. You may be interested in reading our more current articles on Bond ETFs and Treasuries. Bonds, and bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good place for investors to hang out and park their cash in uncertain times. ...

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