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  • Rising Inflation Expectations Lower Treasury Bond ETFs' Appeal

    12-01-2016 03:51 PM by Max Chen

    Treasury bond exchange traded funds continued to deteriorate, with yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes hitting a 17-month high Thursday, as crude oil prices continued to strengthen, fueling inflation expectations. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TL...

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  • Inverse Treasury ETFs Gain Traction on Mounting Rate Hike Bets

    11-22-2016 04:25 PM by Max Chen

    As the markets anticipates with almost complete certainty that the Federal Reserve will restart raising interest rates in December, bearish or inverse Treasury bond exchange traded funds have climbed. For example, the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEArca: TBT),...

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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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  • A Cautious Call on Long-Term Treasury ETFs

    09-27-2016 10:38 AM by Brenton Garen

    The Federal Reserve gave Treasurys and the corresponding exchange traded funds, such as the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT), a bit of a reprieve last week by not raising interest rates. However, the increasingly dividend Fed could still raise rates later this y...

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  • Leveraged/Inverse ETFs to Managed Challenges in a Volatile Market

    09-21-2016 04:13 PM by Max Chen

    Given the heightened risks we have experienced this year, investors may consider leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to manage the challenges presented by volatile markets. On the upcoming webcast, Smarter Beta: Tricks of the Trade for Leveraged ETFs, Sylvia Jablonski,...

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  • ETFs to Hedge Rising Risks in Treasury Bonds

    07-25-2016 08:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have flocked to U.S. Treasuries and bond-related exchange traded funds in a world of negative-yielding sovereign debt. However, with U.S. Treasury yields hovering around three-decade lows, government debt looks pricey and fixed-income investors are now exposed to greate...

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  • Hot Spots Short-Term ETF Traders Are Targeting

    07-19-2016 02:39 PM by Max Chen

    As the equities market swings, traders have incorporated leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to jump on short-term opportunities and hedge around events, like the Brexit vote. "If ever there was a market environment for uncertainty hedging, it is now," Andy ORourke, Ma...

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  • Leveraged and Inverse ETFs to Trade Events

    03-23-2016 03:25 PM by Max Chen

    Investors can use leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to hedge a long position against sudden turns or capture short-term trends in more volatile market conditions. On the recent webcast, Tactical Strategies to Combat Market Volatility, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Direc...

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  • Treasury Bond ETFs Could Continue to Slide

    03-15-2016 05:54 PM by Max Chen

    Treasury bond-related ETFscould continue to weaken as rising inflation and Federal Reserve interest rate normalization send yields higher Investors have raised bets on the Fed moving rates in 2016 after a gauge of inflation expectations The probability of the Fed hiking ra...

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  • Massive ETF Bets Mount on December Rate Hike

    11-16-2015 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the Federal Reserve contemplates a December interest rate hike, investors can turn to inverse Treasury bond exchange traded funds to lower a fixed-income portfolio's overall duration and hedge against rising rates. For example, the popular ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Trea...

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  • If Fed Hikes Rates, These ETFs Could Help Reduce The Backlash

    09-11-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many expect the Federal Reserve to push off on a rate hike, there is still a chance of a higher interest rate announcement next week. The change will have wide reaching effects and weigh on many markets and exchange traded funds. The markets currently predict a one in fo...

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  • Right Here, Right Now for This Bearish Treasury ETF

    08-06-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    It might have just gotten easier to pinpoint exactly when the Federal Reserve will finally raise interest rates. The odds of that happening next month have noticeably surged this week. The chancesofan interest-rate increase next month reached 52 percent Wednesday, up from just...

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  • Hedge Markets, Capture Opportunities with Leveraged and Inverse ETFS

    08-05-2015 03:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    If market volatility spikes back up and markets sell-off again, investors may consider hedging the potential risks through geared exchange traded funds that track leveraged and inverse strategies. On the recent webcast, ETF Trading Strategies for Volatile Markets, Mike Eschman...

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  • Inverse, Leveraged ETF Assets Reach a Record $63 Billion

    07-08-2015 01:37 PM by Todd Shriber

    Bolstered bearish wagers on U.S. government bonds, combined assets under management for global inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds climbed to $63 billion as of the end of June, according to data from Boost, WisdomTree (NasdaqGM: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. ETF issuer. ...

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  • A Bond Rotation Could Support Stock ETFs

    06-24-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike sometime this year, stock exchange traded funds could find support from a potential great rotation out of bonds. Asset management consultancy firm Create found that among 705 institutional investors, including pension fund...

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  • June Swoon for Bond ETFs

    06-19-2015 12:57 PM by Todd Shriber

    This weeks Federal Reserve meeting came and went without an interest rate hike, but that is not ebbing the flow of redemptions from fixed income exchange traded funds. Investors pulled $1.44 billion out of fixed-income funds since May 31, on course for the biggest monthly with...

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  • Fed Protection With a Leveraged Bond ETF

    06-12-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields tumbled by nearly 4% Thursday, but that is an almost minor bump in the road for yields on the benchmark U.S. government bond, which are still up 13.7% over the past 90 days. With that yield spike, it is not surprising that investors would want to flee ...

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  • Mass Exodus From a Big Bond ETF

    06-10-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With 10-year Treasury yields up 6.2% over the past month, it is not surprising that investors would want to flee longer-dated bond exchange traded funds. They are doing just that. For the week ended June 8, investors pulled nearly $319 from the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond E...

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  • Inverse Bond ETFs to Hedge Growing Risk in Fixed-Income Market

    06-01-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years of piling into the fixed-income market, investors are now faced with significant risks of a rising rate environment. Consequently, bond traders can utilize short or inverse exchange traded funds to hedge their exposure. "Today, six and a half years after the collap...

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  • TLT Woes Stoke Interest in Leveraged Bond ETFs

    05-21-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    With almost $5.2 billion in assets under management and average daily volume of nearly 8.7 million shares, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) is considered one of the gold standards among fixed income exchange traded funds holding longer-dated U.S. government ...

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  • This ETF is Killing it as Treasury Yields Climb

    05-14-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields have surged almost 20% over the past month, predictably crimping fixed income exchange traded funds along the way. On Wednesday, Bloomberg had an illustrative anecdote regarding the recent bond market calamity: $450 billion has been wiped out across gl...

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  • Bearish Bond ETFs Back in Style

    05-04-2015 11:25 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields surged 9.8% last week to 2.11%, the highest levels since late February. Over the past month, 10-year yields are up 11.2%. Those rising yields and sagging bond prices are stoking returns by and inflows to exchange traded funds that rise when government ...

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  • Manage a Portfolio's Risk Exposure with Geared ETFs

    04-08-2015 03:17 PM by Max Chen

    As market conditions change, investors can utilize exchange traded funds that track alternative investment strategies to hedge risks or capitalize on potential opportunities. On the recent webcast, Building Tactical Strategies to Combat Todays Market Challenges, Mike Eschmann,...

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  • Hedge Against Market Turns with Inverse ETFs

    04-07-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After an extended bull rally in equities and fixed-income assets, the market environment may be changing. Consequently, investors who are interested in hedging against a shift in the winds can utilize inverse exchange traded funds to help protect their portfolios. On the upcom...

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  • Rate Hike Jitters Have Investors Fleeing Bond ETFs

    03-17-2015 11:50 AM by Todd Shriber

    After posting a record year of inflows, fixed income exchange traded started 2015 on a similarly strong note. Amid falling yields, investors poured $7.9 billion into fixed income ETFs in January. That number jumped exponentially by the end of February. Bond ETFs took in $32 bi...

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  • Long-Term Treasury Bond ETF Suffers Record Outflows

    03-16-2015 02:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    As speculation of an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike mounts, the largest treasury bond-related exchange traded fund is bleeding assets at its fastest pace ever. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) experienced its worst three-week outflow since it began tr...

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  • ETFs To Hedge Treasuries As Traders Go Short

    12-29-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond investors are growing increasingly bearish on Trasuries futures. Exchange traded fund traders can also hedge against a fall in the Treasuries market through inverse products. For instance, the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEArca: TBT) seeks to deliver twice t...

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  • These Leveraged ETFs are Burning Investors

    10-15-2014 12:41 PM by Todd Shriber

    When properly used, leveraged exchange traded funds can be potent tools. The temptation of that potency must be accompanied by the reminder that these products are best suited for active, risk-tolerant traders, something that both ProShares and Direxion, the two largest issuers o...

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  • The Race to Treasury ETFs

    09-15-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Despite all the chatter about when the Federal Reserve will finally race interest rates, investors are living in the moment as a 12.4% year-to-date decline in 10-year Treasury yields has stoked massive inflows to Treasury exchange traded funds. "Government-bond ETFs have recor...

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  • Treasury ETF Volatility in Advance of Fed Tightening

    09-09-2014 03:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Some exchange traded funds holding longer-dated U.S. Treasuries, not often an asset class associated with volatility, are experiencing an uptick in volatility as some traders prepare for interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Implied volatility on the iShares 20+ Year T...

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  • For the Daring, Short Treasury ETFs

    09-03-2014 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) gained nearly 4% last month while the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) tacked on 1.3%. Since the start of the third quarter, only three ETFs have added more new assets than IEF and last month, IEF was th...

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  • Interesting Action in Some Leveraged ETFs

    08-06-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the S&P 500 down nearly 3% over the past week, it is not surprising that some traders are looking for protection and the potential for out-sized near-term profits with leveraged exchange traded funds. What is surprising, or at the very least interesting, is where the ...

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  • Bond ETF Strategies to Shield Against Rising Rates

    07-06-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the markets largely expecting the Federal Reserve to hike benchmark interest rates next year, it is never too early to start thinking about exchange traded fund options that can help mitigate the negative effects of rising rates. Traders are boosting U.S. short-term inter...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Changes at the Top

    05-17-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Our weekly looks at the most searched exchange traded funds are usually an entertaining, instructive exercise. Still, even we will admit that the dominance of Russia ETFs among the most searched international funds was getting a little too predictable. Seeing a Russia ETF, or ...

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  • Inverse Bond ETFs: 2014s Definition of Insanity

    05-15-2014 12:51 PM by Todd Shriber

    Much to the chagrin of market participants that previously clamored about 10-year Treasury yields rising above 3% this year, those yields have tumbled. Factor in Thursdays loss of nearly 2% at this writing and 10-year yields are lower by almost 17% in 2014. That has not been e...

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  • Attractive Alternative Treasury ETFs

    02-13-2014 01:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury yields are beginning to tick higher after the bout of volatility sent investors to safety. While rates haven't surged, Treasury bond exchange traded fund investors should prepare for a rising rate environment. "Bond investors and traders should consider preparing for ...

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  • Leveraged ETFs Gain Popularity in Trending Markets

    02-12-2014 02:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    Leveraged exchange traded funds are finding their way into long-term, strategic investment portfolios. Investors may enjoy augmented returns in the right conditions, but there are risks in holding these products when the stars don't align. ETFs with a leveraged component typic...

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  • Inverse Treasury ETFs Help Hedge Against Rising Rates

    12-05-2013 03:58 PM by Max Chen

    Speculation on Fed tapering has pushed benchmark Treasury yields to a 11-week high. Consequently, bond investors have begun shifting out of long-term debt as rates rise, but the more aggressive trader can capitalize on tumbling Treasuries with inverse exchange traded funds. Bo...

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  • Two Ways Treasury Bond ETFs Will React If U.S. Defaults

    10-08-2013 02:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    The government shutdown has the markets scrambling, and a looming U.S. default on debt has left many Treasury bond exchange traded fund investors scratching their heads. According to a recent J.P. Morgan survey, investors are still divided on how long-term U.S. Treasuries will...

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  • Treasury ETFs Soften on Lower Jobless Claims, Stock Rally

    08-01-2013 02:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the Fed's determination to stick with its easing program, Treasury bond exchange traded funds weakened as rates spiked and investors turned to the "risk-on" trade. The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) fell 2.0% Thursday. TLT has declined 9.9%...

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  • Inverse Treasury ETFs Rally as Bonds Off to Worst Start in Years

    01-08-2013 09:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs designed to short Treasuries are rallying to open the year as U.S. government debt is off to its worst start to a year since 2009. Treasury bonds are down nearly 1% so far in 2013. "It was the biggest decline for a first week since the Treasury was preparing to ramp up...

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  • Five ETFs to Protect Against Rising Interest Rates

    10-13-2012 06:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    After the multi-decade long rally in the Treasuries market, yields are now hovering around historic low rates. If you are wary of a potential rising rate environment, short duration and inverse Treasury exchange traded funds could help mitigate the risks in a fixed-income portfol...

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  • Bond Index ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

    09-19-2012 08:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury yields have ticked higher from the summer low as central bank stimulus has improved sentiment and nudged investors into riskier assets. Bond ETF investors can protect themselves from rising interest rates by moving into funds with shorter durations, while ETFs that short...

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  • Treasury ETFs Rally as 10-Year Yield Dips Below 1.8%

    05-14-2012 08:52 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Treasury yields fell Monday and bond ETFs rallied as fears Greece will leave the euro continued to rattle global markets. Most European indices were down more than 2% while yields on the 10-year Treasury note traded under 1.8% with investors preferring the safety of U.S. governme...

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  • Short ETFs: Treasury Bears Mauled by Bond Rally

    04-09-2012 11:51 AM by John Spence

    When a trade gets too crowded, its usually time to expect the unexpected. Traders who loaded up on bearish bets against U.S. Treasuries using inverse ETFs are getting burned by rising bond prices and falling yields in April. Treasury yields fell to a one-month low on Monday fo...

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  • Short ETFs for Rising Interest Rates

    03-20-2012 12:24 PM by John Spence

    Inverse exchange traded funds designed to short U.S. Treasuries have been getting more attention lately as yields rise and bond prices pull back. These bearish ETFs, some of which use leverage, include ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEArca: TBT), ProShares UltraShor...

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  • Shorting Treasury Bonds with ETFs

    03-13-2012 01:38 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking long-term Treasuries are testing a key support level that if broken could lead to a move higher in yields. Inverse Treasury ETFs are one tool that institutional investors are using to hedge against a potential spike in long-term rates. There are ...

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  • Chart of the Day: Short ETFs for Treasuries

    02-14-2012 11:29 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Recently in the options markets, we have seen renewed interest in call buying in ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NYSEArca: TBT), which is essentially a bearish bet against prices of longer dated Treasury bonds (and simultaneously a play on rising yields). Similarl...

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  • Treasury ETFs on the Precipice

    01-24-2012 01:18 PM by John Spence

    Are Treasury exchange traded funds on the verge of a major technical breakdown? U.S. government bond ETFs are giving off weak technical signals as markets await the Federal Reserve announcement and President Barack Obamas State of the Union address. For example, iShares Bar...

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  • ETFs That Short U.S. Treasury Bonds

    01-23-2012 03:36 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds indexed to long-term U.S. Treasury bonds are on a losing streak due to investor preference for riskier assets such as stocks, and hints of progress on Europes debt crisis. Now Goldman Sachs (GS) and some other Wall Street firms are recommending clients...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Treasury Bonds

    01-11-2012 01:23 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Yields on the 10-year Treasury note touched 1.9% on Wednesday following a solid auction as investors continue to scramble for safety from the Eurozone debt crisis. The Treasury Department sold $21 billion in 10-year notes on Wednesday at a yield of 1.9%, the lowest level ever ...

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  • Traders Tap ETFs to Profit from Higher Treasury Yields

    11-15-2011 01:27 PM by John Spence

    Recent activity in bond exchange traded funds shows some investors are positioning to profit if U.S. Treasury yields rise and bond prices decline. ProShares UltraShort Barclays 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEArca: TBT) has seen net inflows of $1.2 billion so far in 2011 through the en...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Inverse Treasury Funds

    11-11-2011 09:34 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    About a month ago we noted significant asset inflows in leveraged inverse Treasury-based exchange traded funds, notably Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3X (NYSEArca: TMV) and ProShares UltraShort Barclays 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEArca: TBT). [ETF Chart of the Day] Thes...

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  • Treasury ETFs Catch Bid on Safety Trade

    10-31-2011 04:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury bonds rallied Monday on worries over Europe's debt bailout. Still, Treasury ETFs have posted losses for October as investors turned more upbeat on the global economy. Conservative investors have thrown billions into Treasury b...

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  • Treasury ETF Sell-Off Picks Up Speed as Yields Leap

    10-12-2011 01:50 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that follow U.S. Treasury bonds continued their steep slide Wednesday on talk European leaders will get a handle on the debt crisis. U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds were down for a six consecutive day, their longest losing streak since 2007, Bloomberg reporte...

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  • Aggressive Call Buying in Financial ETFs; Bond Fund Outflows

    10-10-2011 08:12 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    With broad based equity exchange traded funds such as SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) and iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEArca: IWM) finishing well off the intraday lows touched on Tuesday of last week, we did see some signs of a rotation away from Treasury ETFs and back into equities...

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  • Treasury ETFs Fall as Investors Regain Risk Appetite

    10-07-2011 02:49 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury bonds pulled back this week as stocks and commodities benefited from investors regaining some of their appetite for riskier assets. Yields on the 10-year note climbed back above 2% on Friday and Treasury ETFs were in the red. ...

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  • Direxion Announces Reverse Split of Six ETFs

    10-06-2011 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    Direxion, an exchange traded fund provider best known for its leveraged and inverse products, will execute a reverse split for six of its ETFs. "The total market value of the shares outstanding will not be affected as a result of this reverse split, except with respect to the ...

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  • Inverse Treasury ETFs in Focus on Renewed Bond Bubble Talk

    08-31-2011 11:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Worries over the economy and global debt levels have caused investors to rush to safe havens such as U.S. Treasury bonds amid the volatility in stocks. Yields on the 10-year Treasury note recently dipped below 2% even though Standard & Poor's downgraded its triple-A rating...

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  • Stocks Bounce, Treasury ETFs Plunge After 30-Year Auction

    08-11-2011 01:50 PM by John Spence

    Stock exchange traded funds bounced on Thursday along with European markets amid talk of a ban on short sales of stocks as officials appear willing to take new steps to ease the credit crisis. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) jumped almost 4% as the Dow wa...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Shorting U.S. Treasuries

    08-04-2011 01:35 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Fixed income exchange traded fund options have been active this week and so are the underlying ETFs from a volume standpoint. Bond prices continue to soar (with yields falling) amidst recent equity markets weakness. From a price standpoint, corporate bonds as well as Treasu...

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  • Treasury ETFs Still Waiting for Higher Rates

    05-16-2011 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in Treasury bonds have been strong over the past month as yields decline, but many investors remain worried about the U.S. debt ceiling and higher interest rates. Eric Jacobson, Morningstars director of fixed-income research, mentions the key ...

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  • Treasury ETFs Rise but Jim Rogers Says Short Bonds

    04-21-2011 06:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Another high-profile investor is readying a short bet against U.S. Treasury bonds if prices continue to rise. Noted investor Jim Rogers on Thursday said he plans to sell short Treasury bonds if their prices keep climbing. An investor who shorts bonds profits when their prices ...

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  • These ETFs Short Treasurys Like Bill Gross

    04-11-2011 05:59 AM by John Spence

    Bill Gross has reportedly initiated a short position in U.S. government debt in PIMCOs Total Return Fund after scaling back the funds investments in Treasury bonds. Gross, who runs the worlds biggest bond fund, is betting on further weakness in Treasurys, accoroding to reports...

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  • PIMCOs Gross Exits Treasuries - What About ETFs?

    03-10-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    History is filled with economic cycles, and the Treasury exchange traded fund (ETF) bonds market may soon come under pressure. The world's largest bond fund, PIMCO Total Return Fund (PTTRX), reduced its exposure to U.S. government debt to zero last month, reports Joe Morris o...

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  • ETFs Mixed On Rising Oil, Conflicting Jobs Reports

    03-02-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) got off to a mixed start this morning as conflicting job reports coincided with crude-oil futures once again topping $100 a barrel. Private sector employers added more jobs than expected last month in a sign of steady improvement in the labor mark...

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  • Confidence Comes at a Cost for Treasury ETFs

    01-12-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Economic sentiment is improving. That's a positive for the markets, but it's been bad news for Treasury exchange traded funds (ETFs) today. Portugal stepped forward with a big bond sale to prove that it can still raise money in international markets. The downside to that is th...

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  • Jobs Data Has Short Treasury ETF Hopping

    01-05-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Today's better-than-expected jobs data is a mixed blessing for Treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). In response to job growth that was triple what economists forecast, Treasuries have been tanking today as investors move out of them and into riskier and better-yielding ...

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  • Two ETF Types to Battle Inflation

    01-05-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation or deflation, that is the question. If it's inflation, here are a few exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may help ease your pain. Kevin Depew for Minyanville says there are some things you should know about our current economic climate, because we're in confusing time...

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  • Should We Be Worried About Treasury ETFs?

    12-23-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold them can be some of the safest investments any investor can hope to hold. However, high government debt and an unwillingness to address current problems are putting bondholders on edge. Former Federal Reserve Chairman A...

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  • Treasury ETFs Up As Worries Mount...But Will It Last?

    12-17-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After struggling to find their footing in the last month, Treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) are once again seeing their prices increase today. But does this mean that they've turned over a new leaf? The recent rise in yields has surprised many investors in bond ETFs. ...

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  • What to Do About a Treasury ETF Bubble?

    12-08-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For months, the markets have been buzzing about what looks like a bubble in Treasury bonds and bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). As market volatility spiked in the first half of the year, investors took shelter in Treasury bonds, the safest type of debt around. Investors also...

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  • How to Manage Interest Rate Risk With ETFs

    12-07-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Interest rate risk doesn't seem like much of a risk at all these days, given how low they've been for the last year-plus. Soon, though, rates will rise and you won't want to get caught holding the bag. The total value of a simple investment can be affected by rising or falling...

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  • 5 Top Leveraged ETFs in October

    10-29-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you're looking for clues about what exchange traded fund (ETF) investors want and what's really moving in the markets, leveraged and inverse funds are a good way to take the pulse. Wall Street has further stabilized this month, and no one asset class dominated. Investors so...

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  • Short ETFs: An Option for a Bursting Bond Bubble

    08-30-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    There's been a lot of talk about the so-called "bond bubble," spurred by the rush of investor cash into Treasury bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). Bubble or no bubble, here's one way to cope. Interest rates have been at record lows for more than a year, and as long as the eco...

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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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  • Bond ETFs Were Hot in Q1, But Watch Out

    04-15-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The economy is looking better, but debt has skyrocketed and fears of eventual inflation haven't subsided. That's where the Federal Reserve comes in to kick up interest rates. Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) - beloved in the first quarter - may get socked if you're not looking. ...

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  • Interest Rate Hikes Are Coming; How to Get Your ETFs Ready

    03-08-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Sometime in the next 12 to 20 months (or even sooner), we're looking at the very real possibility of interest rate hikes. If you're caught off guard and holding the wrong exchange traded funds (ETFs), it could wind up being costly. What goes down must eventually come back up,...

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  • Why Investors Are Watching Short Teasury ETFs

    02-25-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Today's moves aside, leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) that seek to profit when Treasury prices decline have done well this month as investors continue to worry about big deficits, further rate hikes, inflation and rampant spending. Rising interest rates and the threat o...

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  • Is It Time To Short Treasury ETFs?

    06-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    During the financial crisis, we sought the warmth and safety of Treasury bonds. But now that Treasury prices are starting to fall, is it time to short Treasuries and related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Some investors seemed to think so last week. Leveraged ETFs that short U....

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  • 4 New ETFs Triple Treasury Exposure

    04-16-2009 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Direxion, the provider of revolutionary triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs), is out with a new set of funds. This time, they come with exposure to Treasuries. These new funds allow investors to go three times long or short on 10-year and 30-year Treasury bonds, esse...

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