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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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  • Is it Time for Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETFs?

    10-24-2016 10:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    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. This year, investors have been pouring into ETFs such as the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYS...

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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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  • Inflation Protection on the Cheap With This ETF

    04-12-2016 06:40 AM by Brenton Garen

    Fixed income investors typically embrace Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) and the corresponding exchange traded funds due to fears of rising prices. On that note, those investors can protect their portfolios against inflation with minimal fees with the Schwab U.S. T...

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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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  • Bond ETFs for Cost-Conscious Investors

    12-07-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The November jobs report, revealed Friday, stoked speculation that the Federal Reserve is on pace to raise interest rates in the first half of 2015. Even if data remains constructive enough to support a mid-2015 Fed rate hike, that does not mean longer-dated bond exchange trad...

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  • Fight Back Against Inflation with TIPS ETFs

    07-02-2014 02:29 PM by Max Chen

    Inflation is starting to pick up and people should begin to hedge accordingly. For instance, investors can take a look at Treasury inflation protected securities, along with related exchange traded funds, to help keep rising consumer prices from eating away at their fixed-income ...

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  • Forbes Flags Favorite ETFs

    06-10-2013 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds are known for low fees, especially for long term, buy-and-hold investors. Forbes recently compiled a list of ETFs aimed at helping investors preserve wealth through lower investing costs. Good news for savers: Theres a price war in exchange traded funds. ...

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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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  • PIMCO Total Return ETF Manager Gross Offers 5 Investing Tips

    12-24-2012 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    For the exchange traded fund investors who are reluctant to just sit idly by while the government hikes up taxes and diminishes overall wealth, PIMCO's resident bond guru, Bill Gross, suggests a couple of steps to hedge the pending wealth tax. Gross manages the PIMCO Total Ret...

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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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  • 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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  • These ETFs Earn A+ Ratings from TheStreet

    10-07-2011 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in inflation-protected bonds, U.S. Treasuries and Indonesian stocks earn top marks in the TheStreets latest ETF rankings. The financial news and data website has assigned 16 newly rated ETFs a "buy" rating based on a sufficient track record of...

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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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  • Using TIPS ETFs in Retirement

    02-09-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although they haven't yet seen the kind of inflation that plagued the U.S. economy in the 1970s, TIPS exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still seen as a great way to hedge rising prices. But do they work as well for those of you in retirement? Charlie Farrell for MoneyWatch says...

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  • TIPS ETFs: Give 'Em Some Time

    01-27-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It seems like everyone and their brother is anticipating inflation, but their reactionary moves are coming in a little early. What many may not realize is that TIPS exchange traded funds (ETFs) don't do as well in non-inflationary environments. TIPS - or Treasury Inflation-Pro...

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