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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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  • Most Popular & Most Hated ETFs of 2016

    12-29-2016 05:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    The year 2016 has been filled with great oscillations as investors were taken on a wild ride, with some markets and exchange traded fund standing out from the rest. There are now 1,960 U.S.-listed exchange traded products with $2.550 trillion in net assets under management aft...

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  • An ETF 'TIP' for Rising Inflation Expectations

    12-08-2016 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Each week, ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down forETF of the Week forMarketWatch on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Showwherehehighlights big movers and losers among exchange traded funds. This week, Lydon looked at the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP). Treasury Inflation Protected Sec...

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  • November Was a Huge Month for U.S. Stock ETFs

    12-01-2016 05:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    After diving into bonds in a year of rising uncertainty, exchange traded fund investors finally shifted gears and turned to riskier stocks over November on increasing bets that President-elect Donald Trump could fuel economic growth. Small-capitalization stock ETFs were a ...

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  • A Hot Place Among Bond ETFs as U.S. Inflation Creeps Higher

    11-14-2016 11:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    While some corners of the fixed income market have languished in the wake of last week's stunning presidential election results, one area is standing out: Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS). This year, investors have been pouring into ETFs such as the iShares T...

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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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  • 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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  • Bond ETFs Enjoying a Phenomenal Year

    07-15-2016 01:33 PM by Max Chen

    In a world filled with easing liquidity and depressed rates, investors funneled billions into fixed-income exchange traded funds to capitalize on central bank action and squeeze out more yields. Globally, yield-hungry investors threw $124 billion into bond ETFs so far this yea...

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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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  • ETF Investors Are Buying the Dips

    06-01-2016 08:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    While U.S. equities recorded modest gains in the month of May, exchange traded fund investors largely targeted popular plays that staged a pullback, re-positioning to potentially capture further value ahead. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was the most popular ETF play of...

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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: Global ETF Assets Hit $3.137 Trillion; Equities Fight Back

    05-09-2016 01:03 PM by Brenton Garen

    Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings Global ETF/ETP Assets Hit Record $3.137 Trillion High Assets invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) listed globally reached a new record high U...

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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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  • ETF Flows Show Investors Are Riding the Stock Market Rebound

    04-29-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a tumultuous start to the year, exchange traded fund investors have been easing back into the riskier segments of the market, focusing on income generation and some more defensive strategies that may keep the edge off their stock plays. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca...

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  • Investors are Loving Fixed Income ETFs as Yield Curve Steepens

    04-01-2016 10:42 AM by Brenton Garen

    Fixed income exchange traded funds were scorching hot in the first quarter and most of investors' adulation for bond funds was focused on ETFs holding U.S. government debt. That affection has been intensifying for ETFs holding Treasury inflation protection securities (TIPS). I...

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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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  • TIPS ETFs See Rising Contrarian Bets on Higher Inflation

    03-14-2016 03:49 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income investors are easing into Treasury inflation protected securities and bond-relatedETFs Investors are shifting into TIPS assets as U.S. core PCE inflation rose 1.7% year-over-year in January With deflationary concerns at all time highs, contrarian investors may...

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  • Tips on Treasury Inflation Protection (TIPS) Securities ETFs

    03-08-2016 11:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury inflation protection securities (TIPS) and the corresponding ETFshave not garnered as much attention That could change as now could be the ideal time for advisors and investors to consider adding inflation hedges to their portfolios If the Fed raises rates too qui...

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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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  • Investors Can't Get Enough of Treasury Bonds, ETFs

    02-19-2016 03:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track U.S. Treasuries have attracted inflows for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest period in almost five years, as global volatility and economic uncertainty fueled safe-haven demand. According to Lipper data, U.S. Treasury funds attracted $1.6 billi...

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  • It Might be Time for TIPS ETFs

    01-22-2016 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Plenty of fixed income exchange traded funds have been spending ample time in the limelight, but with inflation subdued in the eyes of some, the same praise has not been given to Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) ETFs, including the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: T...

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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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  • The Thanksgiving Week ETF Asset Class Winner

    11-30-2015 01:00 PM by James Picerno

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the US took the lead in last weeks shortened holiday trading week for the major asset classes via a set of proxy ETFs. Vanguard REIT (VNQ) climbed nearly 1.0%, a comfortable edge over last weeks number-two performer for the four trading da...

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  • Think Twice About TIPS ETFs

    09-17-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ahead of the tomorrow's conclusion of the Federal Reserve's September meeting, plenty of fixed income exchange traded funds have been spending ample time in the limelight. Investors should be careful of affording such attention to Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) ET...

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  • Areas That Fixed-Income ETF Investors Should Keep An Eye On

    09-10-2015 03:46 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the elevated volatility as a result of slowing economic growth and uncertainty over the Federal Reserve rate hike, investors may still find value in some fixed-income assets and related exchange traded funds. For instance, Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strat...

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  • Investors Have a Mixed View of TIPS ETFs

    09-08-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Amid declining risk appetite, investors piled into fixed income exchange traded funds last week as seven of the top 10 asset-gathering ETFs were bond funds. That list includes the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP), which hauled in over $277 million as U.S. equities sank. L...

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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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  • Big Bets Made on big TIPS ETF

    04-21-2015 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After bleeding assets in 2013 and 2014, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) is suddenly back in favor as some fixed income traders are betting U.S. consumer prices are bound to rise. TIP "attracted $634 million last week, its biggest weekly inflow since it was created in...

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  • Potential ETF Plays After The Fed Hikes Rates

    03-18-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With a lot of uncertainty over interest rates still shadowing the markets, exchange traded fund investors should prepare for multiple outcomes. Investors can plan for the three most probable outcomes of a Federal Reserve tightening, along with the possible ETF plays. For st...

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  • TIPS ETFs Enervated As Inflation Remains Subdued

    01-16-2015 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    With U.S. consumer prices recording their largest decline in six years, Treasury Inflation-Protected securities and related exchange traded funds continue to underperform traditional government debt assets. Over the past year, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP), which h...

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  • Potent Inflation-Fighting ETFs

    10-06-2014 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury inflation protected securities have been used as a go-to hedge for rising prices. However, there are a number of other assets and exchange traded funds investors can utilize to shield against inflationary pressures. A lot of people think TIPS are a magic bullet for th...

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  • Inflation-Hedge ETFs Struggle as Commodity Prices Drop

    09-29-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Traditional inflation-hedging assets and related exchange traded funds are losing ground as the longest commodity decline in over two decades helped keep a lid on consumer prices. For instance, inflation hedging tools such as Treasury Inflation Protected securities have underp...

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  • TIPS ETFs Won't Find Support From Falling Inflation

    09-18-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With low inflationary pressure and the cost of living in the U.S. unexpectedly lower in August, Treasury inflation protected securities and related exchange traded funds may continue to underperform U.S. Treasuries. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) dipped 0.5% Wednesd...

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  • TIPS ETFs Fall Behind As Inflationary Pressure Slows

    08-20-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury inflation protected securities are underperforming other government bond exchange traded funds as inflation inched up at its slowest pace in five months. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) declined 0.1% over the past week, whereas the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury...

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  • Treasury Bond ETFs Don't Look Frothy

    07-30-2014 01:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury bonds exchange traded funds have strengthened this year, opposing calls for rising rates at the start of the year, and there may not be enough irrational behavior to justify a swift correction. The Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: EDV), which has an ...

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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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  • Covestor Ups Ante in Low-Fee ETF Portfolio Management

    06-20-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    In most instances when an investor wants an advisor or strategist to construct and manage a portfolio of exchange traded funds, a management fee(s) is involved. Covestor, the Boston-based Internet firm that serves as a matchmaker of sorts for investors and portfolio managers, ...

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  • Increasing Demand to Hedge Inflation with TIPS, ETFs

    05-22-2014 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track Treasury inflation protected securities strengthened Thursday on huge demand from investors seeking to hedge against inflationary pressures. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP), the largest TIPS-related ETF, rose 0.2% Thursday. TIP has in...

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  • For the Adventurous, Leveraged Treasury ETFs

    05-18-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) and the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) are among the 10 best ETFs this year in terms of asset-gathering proficiency. Combined, IEF and TLT have brought in almost $4.6 billion, underscoring the difficu...

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  • Craft An Investment Portfolio Using 5 ETFs

    05-05-2014 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    You don't need to meticulously pick and choose hundreds of stocks and securities to make up a portfolio. Instead, investors can use five low-cost exchange traded funds to create a diversified, long-term investment portfolio. Harry Markowitz, the Nobel Prize-winning father of m...

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  • Inflation Concerns Push Treasury Investors into TIPS ETFs

    04-17-2014 04:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Bond investors who are worried about the negative effects of inflation are piling into Treasury inflation protected securities and related exchange traded funds, with five-year TIPS being auctioned off at negative yields. The Treasury's $18 billion sale of five-year TIPS drew ...

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  • Investors Look to TIPS ETFs to Hedge Against Inflation

    03-18-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the U.S. economy humming along, inflation expectations are rising, and investors are turning back to exchange traded funds that track Treasuries tied to the cost-of-living increases. The 12 ETFs that track Treasury Inflation Protected Securities saw $399 million in inflow...

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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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  • 6 Ways to Fight Inflation with ETFs

    12-16-2013 04:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    While not as big a problem right now, inflation will eventually begin to rise as years of loose monetary policies and stimulus measures put pressure on prices. Meanwhile, exchange traded fund investors have a number of options to hedge against a rise in consumer prices. In a w...

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  • Low Inflationary Pressures Left TIPS ETFs Feeling the Pinch

    12-16-2013 02:37 PM by Max Chen

    Treasury Inflation Protected Securities exchange traded funds have underperformed traditional Treasuries, with TIPS set to see their worst annual decline since they first began trading, as inflation failed to rear its ugly head. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP), which...

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  • 10 Bond ETFs With Yields Above 5%

    11-13-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BSV), one of this years most prolific asset gatherers among bond ETFs because of its low duration, has yields not much more than 1%. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) has a 30-day SEC yield of just 1.45%. Sure, the 3.45% 30-d...

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  • Short-Duration Bond ETF Sees Inflow Surge

    11-04-2013 09:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries have come in since the September peak, which was dangerously close to the ominous 3% level, but on a year-to-date basis, those yields have surged 42.5%. Predictably, the spike in Treasury yields has sent investors scurrying out of longer-durat...

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  • Build a Diversified 401(k) Portfolio with Six ETFs

    09-29-2013 06:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    Everyone should be saving for his or her golden years. With exchange traded funds, an investor can create a diversified and low-cost 401(k) investment portfolio with just a few fund picks. John Wasik for Forbes points out that anyone can build a diversified portfolio with six ...

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  • TIPS ETFs Brace for Inflation Data This Week

    08-12-2013 05:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury Inflation Protected Securities ETFs have rebounded, moving back above their short-term trend line for the first time since May after being hammered by rising yields and diminishing inflationary expectations. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) was relatively fla...

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  • Bill Gross Bullish on TIPS, ETFs as Fed Aims for Higher Inflation

    07-29-2013 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury inflation protected securities, along with related exchange traded funds, languish as inflationary pressures remain muted, but bond guru Bill Gross has kept his bullish outlook. "'Inflation must be defended from the lower bound' said Chairman Bernanke. China destroyin...

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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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  • U.S. ETFs Attract $53 Billion in First Quarter: Morningstar

    04-12-2013 01:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S.-listed exchange traded funds have tallied another $50 billion growth spurt in the first quarter as broad stock indices strengthened and broke records. In March, investors funneled $16.9 billion into ETFs, lifting first-quarter total asset inflows to $53.1 billion, writes ...

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  • Are Treasury ETFs Riskier than Stocks?

    03-14-2013 12:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a three decade long rally in the Treasuries market, yields are inching higher, causing investors to reconsider interest rate risk and its effect on bond exchange traded funds. Normally, people don't think of Treasuries as riskier than equities, but 30-year Treasuries are...

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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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  • Here are the Most-Searched ETFs

    03-03-2013 07:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to exchange traded funds, different types of investors have different goals. For instance, institutional investors have been looking at broad equities while individual investors and advisors leaned toward income and mitigating risk. According to a list of the mos...

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  • TIPS ETFs Fall with Treasury Bonds

    01-29-2013 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs that invest in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, have been falling with nominal Treasuries as bond yields rise. The pullback in TIPS is a reminder that these inflation-indexed bonds can also be hurt by higher interest rates. TIPS did outperform Treasury bo...

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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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  • A 'Bucket' ETF Retirement Strategy for Moderate Investors

    11-02-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For those seeking to invest toward their Golden Years, exchange traded fund products provide low-cost, diversified exposure to broad asset classes, allowing investors to remain hands-off and spend less time worrying about their nest egg. Christine Benz, Morningstar's director ...

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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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  • ETFs for Income and Yield

    06-19-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Garnering income from a savings account can be about as easy as squeezing blood from a turnip, but there are ways around this. A portfolio of exchange traded funds can help investors boost income with as little risk as possible. "The maximum yield you can get without risk of l...

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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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  • Investors Buying TIPS ETF for Inflation Protection

    06-06-2012 02:21 PM by John Spence

    One of the most popular ETFs recently is a fund that invests in U.S. inflation-protected bonds. Investors added $638 million to iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: TIP) in May, according to data from the ETF Industry Association. The $23.5 billion fund was among the top...

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  • TIPS ETFs as an Inflation Hedge

    05-15-2012 10:49 AM by John Spence

    ETFs that hold Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities have been popular with investors seeking an inflation hedge because the bonds principal is linked to changes in the Consumer Price Index. However, its very important to remember that since the ETFs invest in Treasury bonds...

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  • An ETF for International Inflation-Protected Bonds

    04-17-2012 08:17 AM by John Spence

    One of the largest ETFs tracking inflation-protected bonds invests in foreign debt rather than so-called TIPS sold by the U.S. Treasury. SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond ETF (NYSEArca: WIP) holds $1.3 billion in assets. WIP bonds' principal is linke...

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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 Spotlight: iShares Barclays TIPS

    03-20-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund ETF (NYSEArca: TIP), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $22.2 billion. Obejctive: The iShares Barclays Trasury Inflation Protected Securities Bond fund tries to reflect the performance of inflation-protected U.S. Treasuries o...

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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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  • Using ETFs to Build a Diversified Portfolio

    02-21-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the advent of exchange traded funds, investors are now capable of including a wide range of investment styles and strategies to form their very own diversified ETF portfolio. Depending on the investment objective and time horizon, investors may weight play around with the...

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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 Focus: Corporate Bonds

    01-03-2012 08:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. Treasury exchange traded funds enjoyed large gains in 2011 as investors fretted over deflation and the Eurozone debt crisis. However, corporate bonds could lead the way this year in fixed-income ETFs if investors regain their appetite for risk. ETFs tracking corporate bon...

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  • ETFs See November Outflows; Gold Fund Adds $3 Billion

    12-05-2011 03:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S.-listed exchange traded funds and notes posted net outflows of $238 million in November as major equity ETFs saw the biggest redemptions. It was the first time since April that ETFs and ETNs have seen outflows, although they've pulled in over $100 billion so far this year. ...

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  • Volatility-Linked ETFs Rise to 2011 High

    10-03-2011 08:28 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Volatility-linked exchange traded products have rallied to a new high for 2011 as markets weigh the odds and potential consequences of a Greek default. Meanwhile, the equity markets closed on a low note last week on roughly average trading volumes. Of particular interest were ...

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  • Morningstar's Aggressive ETF Portfolio for Retirees

    09-23-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For retirees who are looking for greater capital appreciation and hold a higher risk tolerance, an ETF portfolio with a more aggressive investment strategy may be a better fitting option. Investors looking to solely live off their investments over the next 20 or so more years ...

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  • Morningstar's Recommendations for a Moderate-Risk ETF Porfolio

    09-22-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Retirees seeking a moderate risk in their exchange traded fund investment portfolios will want to lean more toward the safety of bonds but still hold enough equities to provide some level of capital appreciation, according to Morningstar. The moderate portfolio for retirees an...

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  • Morningstar's Conservative ETF Porfolio

    09-21-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Conservative investors in retirement can tap exchange traded funds to build all-ETF portfolios featuring stocks and bonds. The conservative ETF investor aiming to protect wealth in retirement should limit exposure to equities and rely on the stability offered in bonds, along w...

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  • Weekly Wrap: S&P 500 ETF Sees Inflows, Investors Exit Bonds

    09-03-2011 12:08 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Overall volumes in exchange traded funds this week were slightly below average, which the bears would point to as an indicator that the early week run-up would eventually run out of steam and revert lower. In fact, this did occur after an early morning rise on Thursday and we fin...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: U.S. Treasury Bonds

    08-29-2011 10:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week we saw increased trading volume and subsequent redemption activity in two notable fixed-income exchange traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury bonds. The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NYSEArca: TLT) and iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (NYSEArca: TIP), which ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: IQ Real Return ETF (CPI)

    07-06-2011 10:01 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    An exchange traded fund that likely evades many screens in the institutional marketplace due to lower average daily trading volume (5,429 shares traded on average daily) is IQ Real Return ETF (NYSEArca: CPI). CPIs objective is to provide the investor with a hedge against the i...

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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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  • Treasury ETFs Soft As Traders Await Fed Speeches

    04-04-2011 05:03 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) indexed to Treasury bonds were set to weaken Monday as yields rose while investors awaited speeches from several Federal Reserve officials. Ten-year Treasury notes declined while bets on inflation moving higher reached a three-week high Monday, acc...

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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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  • The ETFs You and Advisors Research Most

    12-10-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although there are hundreds of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to choose from, a select few rise to the top to become the most popularly researched. The ranking of the top 10 most popular ETFs is based on information given to InvestmentNews by Morningstar. In a slideshow, Investm...

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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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  • 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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  • Bond ETF Alternatives After Interest Rates Rise

    03-28-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Sooner or later, interest rates are going to go back up, and when they do, government bonds won't be worth as much as they used to. A selection of bond related exchange traded funds (ETFs) now offer investors exposure to bonds that try to sidestep the capital depreciation that co...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from a Bond ETF Bubble

    02-22-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's going to happen sooner or later: interest rates can't remain at record lows indefinitely. The Federal Reserve at some point is going to have to step in and raise them. If you're holding bond exchange traded funds (ETFs), you need to understand the risks and how to cope. ...

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  • The 10 ETFs Advisors Like Most

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

    Advisors had to sift through thousands of exchange traded funds (ETFs) last year, and of those thousands, ten funds stood out. Let's take a look at what ETFs advisors sought more information about. According to InvestmentNews, the list of the top ten funds researched by financ...

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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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  • 4 Ways You Can Put ETFs to Use

    02-01-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a great alternative to mutual funds. They offer full transparency, intraday liquidity and flexibility, plus lower fees. There are also ways to target specific areas of the market and create a strategy with them, too. ETFs are mutual funds that...

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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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  • Looking Back: 2009's Standout ETF Sectors

    12-30-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Another year is just about gone. It's been a year marked mostly by recovery, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have made a good turnaround from the events of 2008. In a year of growth, which sectors and ETFs were among the standouts? This year's markets were topped by emerging ...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Pushed Higher by Health Care Sector

    12-21-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The health care sector led U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher this morning, helped by a Senate vote on health care reform and merger activity in the drug sector. There was more M&A activity in the pharmaceutical sector this morning as French drug firm San...

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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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  • Precious Metals ETFs: One Way to Hedge Weak Dollar

    11-01-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although the U.S. dollar has lost strength and may get weaker still if another stimulus package is unleashed, there are ways to protect your purchasing power by using exchange traded funds (ETFs). The efforts of the U.S. government to salvage the economy has led to a deflatio...

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  • Ways to Hedge Inflation With ETFs

    10-26-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As investors continue to watch the dollar fall in value and fear inflation, bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been the beneficiaries of this economic situation. John Spence of Market Watch said that taxable bond ETFs brought in the biggest gains in assets in September. ...

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  • As the Dollar Weakens, There Are ETFs to Shelter You

    10-21-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A weaker U.S. dollar and fears of inflation have been beneficial to various exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to John Spence for The Wall Street Journal, industrywide, ETF assets have topped $750 billion with year-to-date inflows of nearly $56.3 billion. A large portio...

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  • 5 ETF Themes Investors Can Consider

    10-06-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Every exchange traded fund (ETF) investor has at least a few of their favorite, go-to funds. It's also worthwhile at times to periodically check out the favorites of others to expand your horizons and get new ideas. According to Don Dion for The Globe and Mail, he's chosen his...

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  • How to Fight Inflation With ETFs

    09-25-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the government has inundated the U.S. economy with stimulus packages, budget deficits, bank bailouts and cash, many think that the end result will be inflation. So how can one use exchange traded funds (ETFs) to fight it? Andrew Leckey of the Tribune Media Services states ...

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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 Use ETFs to Fight Inflation

    08-10-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in an uptrend, the U.S. Treasury continues to print money and unleash it on the financial system to keep the economy afloat, but what are the consequences? The major consequence is inflation. The likelihood that the governme...

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  • How Some Are Hedging Inflation Risk With ETFs

    08-07-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some fear that record government borrowing could induce a period of high inflation and that bonds ultimately may not be worth as much as they used to be. However, Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be a way to protect your ...

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  • Where You Can Go If Treasury Bond ETFs Peter Out

    08-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As more and more economic reports signal a recovery process, however tentative, investors are gradually regaining their risk appetites. If the trend continues, it could put treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the losing end of things. Last year, investors turned to T...

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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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  • How Fed's Decision Could Affect Treasury Bond ETFs

    06-24-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent atmosphere in the U.S. economy as the stock markets seemingly pause for breath has created a bond-hungry atmosphere, potentially impacting related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Federal Reserve is meeting this week, setting off a buying spree in the Treasury mark...

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  • Midday Market Update: Investors Wary As Inflation Fears Calm

    06-17-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are mixed this morning as investors remain ambiguous on signs of an economic recovery. The nations second-largest package shipper, FedEx Corp. (FDX), posted a fiscal fourth quarter profit, excluding one-time charges, of $0.64/share b...

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  • 5 Ways to Fight Inflation With ETFs

    06-15-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation seems to be on the mind of all American citizens as the economy takes its first steps toward a recovery. With exchange traded funds (ETFs), there are a number of ways you can hedge the inflationary climate. After enormous government spending and constant money print...

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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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  • What Inflation Fears Mean for Treasury ETFs

    05-31-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Now, is it going to be deflation or inflation? That's the million-dollar question. We have been hearing about the ongoing debate and we should have a exchange traded fund (ETF) or other investment strategy in place. In the Treasury bond market, yields edged up again on Tuesday...

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  • Morningstar's Favorite ETFs

    05-29-2009 10:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    I had the pleasure this week of attending the fantastic Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. One of the most interesting panels I sat in on was "Our Favorite ETFs," led by Scott Burns, one of Morningstar's ETF experts. Which fund did the team like best? The answer my ...

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  • How to Use ETFs to Protect from Inflation

    05-23-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors believe that inflation will be the next phenomenon to overcome our economy. So how can one utilize exchange traded funds (ETFs) if this does happen? The answer is fairly simple and lies in Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS. These investment tool...

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  • How to Play On Inflation Fears

    05-16-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many investors are beginning to fear that inflation lurks around the corner. The good news is that there are a number of tools and exchange traded funds (ETFs) you have at your disposal to hedge against the threat. As the U.S. dollar has shown signs of stress, the possibility of ...

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  • Bond ETFs Boring? Hardly

    05-15-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the various bond types available were on a roller coaster ride in the past few months but this hasn't discouraged investors from looking into these fixed income markets. Since September, fixed-income ETFs have been experiencing a wild ride...

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  • How Inflation Could Change the Way We Invest With ETFs

    05-11-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation may not be the most pressing matter of the day, but it is somewhere in the back of our minds and there are some exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could help hedge against it. Large increases in bank reserve, increasing government debt as a result of stimulus programs...

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  • Why Treasury Bond ETFs Are Surging

    04-29-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As many investors are wary of what exactly the swine flu is and what affect it will have on stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the overall global economy, they are fleeing to safe havens. One such haven that has seen a surge is the Treasury market. The U.S. Treasury Dep...

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  • How to Prepare for Inflation With ETFs

    04-28-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While we are not seeing too much inflation now, the specter of inflation could be looming over us again at some point, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are good investment tools to protect oneself. With the consumer price index dropping 0.4% in the past 12 months as of March, ...

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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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  • 5 Areas That Could Help Balance An ETF Portfolio

    04-08-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Well-rounded portfolios should have some variety. So what are some ways exchange traded funds (ETFs) can help? While investors should always meticulously research a stock, ETFs do allow an individual to hedge his or her market position and give some balance to a portfolio, rem...

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  • Why Mutual Fund Assets Are Slithering Away to ETFs

    03-14-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Net redemptions in the mutual fund world are slithering out of control and exchange traded funds (ETFs) could one of the reasons. Over the past few years, one of the strongest mutual fund companies, American Funds (AIVSX), has seen a loss of $14.4 billion in net redemptions. ...

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  • One ETF to Quell Those Inflation Fears

    03-02-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A period of deflation in the U.S. economy sometime soon is feared, but there is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that can help you when the deflationary period reverses itself. Consumer prices are likely to keep slumping this year and into next, but we can't keep deflating fo...

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  • Inflation or Deflation, What Lies Ahead for ETFs?

    02-13-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    November 2008 was a historical month characterized by many securities and exchange traded funds (ETFs) hitting 52-week lows, or at least flirting with this bottomed-out mark. To make matters even worse, fears of deflation and the devaluing of the U.S. dollar attributed the cont...

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  • Which Sectors, ETFs Do Investment Gurus Favor?

    02-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many amateurs try to find their lucrative shares of the market, they may be left pondering which sectors and exchange traded funds (ETFs) the experts are putting their money into. In a capricious market, investment gurus usually provide sage advice and tell the investor ...

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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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  • The Pros and Cons of Bond ETFs

    12-22-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In uncertain times, investors are seeking the relative safety of more the stable bonds and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But choosing the right bonds within the helter-skelter will be the challenge. Bonds usually receive lower returns compared to stocks because o...

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  • Stock and Bond ETFs Talk - What Are They Saying?

    12-15-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bond markets have been doing some really interesting things lately, and it's had an impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). Low yields on treasuries are saying that investors are still very much scared and looking for safe havens with such fervor that they're willing to accep...

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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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  • Treasury ETFs Overdone?

    12-02-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasuries, and the bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) that represent them, are trottinginto "overvalued territory," and the danger lies in falling yields. The investor demand for Treasuries may be near the "bubble" phase, as witnessed by tech in 2000 and housing in 2006, repor...

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  • Study Looks At Bond ETF Creations, Redemptions

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

    During the market meltdown, trading problems in bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) left huge discounts relative to net asset values (NAVs). To find an answer to this phenomenon, Citi Investment Research generated a reportfocusing on specific intraday movements of bid/ask spread...

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  • Treasury ETFs May Not Shield Investors

    10-16-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Fear has been dictating many market decisions, and as investors run for the shelter of Treasury bonds and related exchange traded funds (ETFs), they may regret letting emotion into the equation. The recent financial plan to get credit and lending flowing among the markets may ...

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  • ETF Spotlight: iShares Lehman TIPS Bond (TIP)

    10-08-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on iShares Lehman TIPS Bond (TIP), part of a recurring series. Assets $8.1 billion Holdings This fund holds of a mix of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes. Objective TIP, which began on Dec. 4, 2003, seeks to correspond to the performance of the price and yi...

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  • Lehman In Your ETF's Name Is Not a Worrisome Thing

    10-02-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A number of exchange traded fund (ETF) investors are left wondering, "What is in a name, particularly those funds with Lehman in the title?" At times like these, you can forgive those who see a name synonymous with "bankruptcy" in the title of anything. For example, there is t...

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  • Looking for ETF Opportunities Today and Tomorrow

    09-29-2008 04:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    Smart exchange traded fund (ETF) investors not only look for opportunities in areas that are currently moving up, but they also look for opportunities that may develop in the future, long before they're actually here. The credit crisis and the housing bust will both eventually...

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  • Bond ETFs Go For the Wild Market Ride

    09-25-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) are being hit by lingering doubts about the government's proposed $700 billion bailout. As it becomes clear that getting the plan into action will take longer than previously thought, Treasury prices are rising, reports David Goldman for CNN M...

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  • Investors Duck for Cover Under Treasury Bond ETFs

    09-18-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Market volatility has investors running for cover in safe havens, and treasury exchange traded funds (ETFs) are no exception. Equities came crashing down on Wednesday in the wake of the Federal Reserve's bailout of insurer American International Group (AIG) and strict new shor...

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  • Municipal Bond ETFs Offer Attractive Rates

    09-10-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    One beneficiary of the Treasury's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is Treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). Treasuries advanced on Tuesday, pushing yields down, as concerns about the health of the banking system here pulled investors back to the safety of governmen...

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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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