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  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Rising Credit Risk

    April 20th at 8:00am by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds offer relatively attractive yields, but investors could see higher credit risk in so-called trouble spots as growth slows and rates rise. According to the International Monetary Fund, as much as $750 billion emerging market corporate...

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  • Not so Junky European Junk Bond ETFs

    April 19th at 8:00am by Tom Lydon

    More income investors are beginning to look into European speculative grade bond related exchange traded funds, as investors in Europe pick up high-yield debt at a record pace. According to Dealogic, high-yield corporate debt issuers in Europe have sold a record €18.5 billion, or $26 billion,...

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  • WisdomTree: Fast and Furious Dividend Growth to Start 2014

    April 19th at 7:30am by WisdomTree Investments

    In today’s environment, investors are interested in positioning their portfolios for the inevitable normalization of interest rates as the Federal Reserve winds down its quantitative easing program. One particular area of focus have been equities that exhibit dividend growth—made attractive not...

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  • Market Vectors: Don’t Bet on Treasuries Repeating Q1 Performance

    April 17th at 5:09pm by Fran Rodilosso Market Vectors

    U.S. Treasury debt was something of a surprise performance winner in the first three-and-a-half months of 2014, beating U.S. equities, a performance investors should not necessarily count on being repeated, according to Fran Rodilosso, fixed income portfolio manager for Market Vectors ETFs.

    “I...

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  • Inflation Concerns Push Treasury Investors into TIPS ETFs

    April 17th at 4:51pm 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 bids of negative...

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  • BoE Bets Bolster British Pound Sterling ETF

    April 17th at 3:10pm by Tom Lydon

    The British pound sterling exchange traded fund has been steadily appreciating, with the currency touching a four-and-a-half year high Thursday, as traders speculate on tightening Bank of England monetary policies. The pound sterling touched $1.6842 against the greenback Thursday, its strongest...

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  • Platinum Metals ETFs Mean Business

    April 17th at 2:46pm by Tom Lydon

    The performance of the major, physically-backed precious metals exchange traded funds has been mostly impressive this year. Although the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) has traded lower, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and rival physical gold ETFs have gained over 6%. Gold ETFs are...

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  • Healthcare ETFs Get a Booster Shot from Obamacare

    April 17th at 2:32pm by Max Chen

    With more Americans now insured under the Affordable Care Act, or colloquially known as Obamacare, the healthcare industry, along with related exchange traded funds, is getting a salubrious injection. Consumer spending rose $20.4 billion at an annualized rate adjusted for inflation in February,...

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