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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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  • 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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  • 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-Term TIPS ETFs to Fight Inflation, Hedge Rising Rates

    09-09-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In response to rising rate expectations and inflationary pressure, fixed-income investors are picking out short-term Treasury Inflation Protected Securities and related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (NYSEArca: ...

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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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  • Alternative TIPS ETFs To Hedge Against Inflation

    05-14-2013 09:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities help investors hedge against the risks of diminished purchasing power although easy monetary policies by central banks have yet to stoke runaway inflation. If interest rates rise, investors would do better with global and short-term TIPS re...

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  • TIPS ETFs See Outflows as Investors Scale Back Inflation Bets

    04-17-2013 08:52 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs and mutual funds that invest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities are experiencing outflows as investors pull back on bets that loose monetary policies from central banks will trigger runaway inflation. For example, iShares Barclays TIPS Fund (NYSEArca: TIP)has seen...

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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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  • Vanguard Launches Short-Term TIPS ETF

    10-16-2012 07:03 AM by Tom Lydon

    Vanguard has been at the forefront of the ongoing so-called price war in the exchange traded funds industry. Now, the third largest fund provider is marketing a cheaper alternative to current short-term Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETFs on the market. On Tuesday, Va...

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  • Vanguard Extends ETF Price War to TIPS

    07-26-2012 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Vanguard, the third-largest U.S. exchange traded fund provider, has filed for a new low-cost, short-term inflation-protected securities index fund, fueling the ongoing so-called price war among fund providers. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the Vangu...

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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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  • ETF Spotlight: Pimco 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (STPZ)

    09-12-2011 07:47 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Pimco 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (NYSEArca: STPZ), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.23 billion Objective: The 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund tries to reflect the returns of the shorter maturity subset of the Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (T...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • What ETF Investors Want Now

    03-31-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    This recovery is proceeding a little differently than those past. Exchange traded fund (ETF) investors showing an increased appetite for risk, but interestingly, they're backing themselves up by grabbing safe-haven funds, too. As the economic recovery unfolds, it's becoming c...

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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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  • PIMCO's New TIPS ETF a First Of Its Kind

    08-24-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO, the world's largest bond-fund manager, today launched its first on a line of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that will consist of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). Concerns that the government's spending spree could lead to rampant inflation has boosted the p...

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