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  • FlexShares Launches Active Bond ETF to Ride Rising Rate Environment

    11-21-2016 02:54 PM by Max Chen

    Northern Trust's FlexShares has rolled out an actively managed ETFto help investors adapt to a changing interest rate environment ahead. FlexShares launched the FlexShares Core Select Bond Fund (NYSEArca: BNDC) on Monday. BNDC comes with a 0.35% net expense ratio. Bradley C...

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  • Northern Trust's FlexShares ETFs Step Over Five-Year Milestone

    09-28-2016 04:40 PM by Max Chen

    The FlexShares exchange traded fund suite of targeted investment outcomes and risk-adjusted returns celebrated its fifth anniversary. FlexShares first came out with four funds in September 2011, including the FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (NYSEArca:...

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  • Bond ETFs to Hedge Against Inflationary Pressures

    06-01-2016 03:00 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors have largely been worried about a rising rate environment as the Federal Reserve plans rate hikes later this year. However, people should not neglect the negative effects of higher inflation. "One of the greatest risk to retirees' po...

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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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  • FlexShares Cements Up-and-Comer Status

    10-08-2014 12:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    As industry observers well know, the exchange traded funds business is top heavy with three players BlackRocks (NSYE: BLK) iShares, State Streets (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard combining to hold a massive percentage of assets allocated to U.S.-listed ETFs....

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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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  • Alluring Bond ETFs

    06-10-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Fixed income exchange traded funds are not the biggest slice of the exchange traded funds universe, but even with U.S. equities solid through much of 2014, bond funds have been prolific asset gatherers. While fixed-income exchange-traded products make up just 15% of industry's...

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  • ETF Virtual Summit Highlights Interest Rate Risk in Bonds

    01-13-2014 01:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    After touching a three decade low, benchmark rates are already starting to creep higher, weighing on bond exchange traded fund returns. Consequently, fixed-income investors need to adapt to the turning tides. At the ETF Virtual Summit on January 15, the featured panel on "The ...

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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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  • FlexShares ETFs Garner $1 Billion in Less Than a Year

    07-12-2012 02:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the exchange traded fund market, dominated by first movers, Northern Trust's suite of FlexShares ETFs has reached the $1 billion in assets milestone in just ten months. "Passing the $1 billion mark is an important milestone for us and affirms that our focus on distinctive p...

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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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  • Northern Trust Returns to ETF Business, Launches FlexShares

    09-28-2011 10:44 AM by Tom Lydon

    Almost three years after closing shop in exchange traded funds, Northern Trust returned to the ETF market last week, launching four FlexShares funds. "FlexShares represent Northern Trusts global expertise in asset management, investment solutions and risk management," Shundra...

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