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As the markets anticipate a higher likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike before the year’s end, it may be a good time to revisit senior floating-rate bank loans exchange traded fund strategies. A Senior loan is a private loan a firm takes from a bank or a syndicate of lenders. The loans are […]

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 greater risks. The yield on 10-year Treasury bonds closed below 1.4% for the first time ever earlier […]

Emerging market stock- and bond-related exchange traded funds are experiencing robust inflows as the lingering global easy-money environment is drawing more investors to riskier assets in search of higher returns. Emerging market bond funds are experiencing the largest inflows on record as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other big institutions joined the search for […]

Investors seek to earning a little extra yield and diversify a portfolio should consider emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds, especially as this fixed-income segment has been relatively overshadowed by developed market debt. A number of stars are aligning to help shine a light on emerging market debt, with low interest rates in […]

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 O’Rourke, Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at Direxion, told ETF Trends on a […]

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 year, reports Rochelle Toplensky for the Financial Times. Among the most popular U.S.-listed ETFs […]

ETF Trends takes a condensed look at five new ETF products launched today, July 14. Cambria Expands on Shareholder Yield Suite Cambria launched the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF (BATS: EYLD). EYLD tracks the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield Index, which is comprised of emerging market stocks ranked by dividend payments and net stock buybacks, key […]

High-yield, speculative-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds have gotten a lot of flak over perceived liquidity issues, especially if investors experience periods of extreme market stress. However, junk bond ETFs have proven to be sufficiently liquid as more investors eschew the primary markets for the ETF investment vehicle instead. “ETFs that track iBoxx indices have seen […]

As global government bond yields slipped deeper into the red, investors piled into relatively more attractive yield-generating U.S. corporate bond exchange traded funds. Global bond funds attracted $14.4 billion in net inflows, with U.S. bonds receiving $7.8 billion, over the past week, reports Joe Rennison for the Financial Times. The sudden influx into U.S. fixed-income […]

With yields depressed all around, investors may find that corporate bond exchange traded funds offer some of the best yields around in the investment-grade debt category. For instance, the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQD) has a 8.58 year duration and a 2.97% 30-day SEC yield, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF […]

Treasury bonds and related exchange traded funds have been on a tear as the yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped to its lowest level ever Wednesday. Year-to-date, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) rose 8.6% and iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) gained 19.4%. Both funds are trading near […]

Treasury bond exchange traded funds maintained their momentum, with benchmark yields on 10-year notes dipping to a new record low on Friday, as investors feared Brexit would weigh on global growth and cause the Federal Reserve to push off interest rate hikes. On Friday, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) rose 0.3% […]

Amidst the Brexit induced shakeup, speculative-grade high-yield bond exchange traded funds attracted huge inflows as an extended low-rate outlook bolstered the case for yield-generating assets. Following the United Kingdom’s Brexit tally, investors piled $291 million into the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG), reports Rachel Evans for Bloomberg. Over the past […]

U.S. Treasury bond exchange traded funds maintained their momentum Monday, with yields on benchmark 10-year notes nearing record lows, as investors continued to jump into safe-haven assets following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury (NYSEArca: ZROZ) was among the best performing non-leveraged ETF Monday, […]

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 Reserve will likely delay interest rate normalization in light of the uncertainty. U.S. […]

As the Brexit referendum results triggered a global risk-off event, exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track safe-haven plays surged on the increased volatility. For instance, gold jumped the most since the 2008 financial downturn as traders turned to the Brexit haven, Bloomberg reports. Gold futures jumped as much as 8.1% on three times the average […]

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 does a low-growth world, pricey stock valuations and a more cautious Fed add up to? […]

In the ongoing search for yield, exchange traded fund investors may consider diversifying with emerging market bonds to generate more attractive payouts. Supporting the global fixed-income market, central banks have implemented zero and even negative interest rate policies, along with other accommodative measures, that have pushed yields over $10 trillion in global debt into the […]

On the heels of BlackRock iShares’ new fallen angel bond fund, VanEck slashed the management fees for its popular bond exchange traded fund that tracks downgraded debt securities initially issued with an investment-grade rate. On Monday, VanEck announced the expense ratio for the VanEck Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: ANGL) will be lowered to […]

With mounting uncertainty over speculative-grade debt markets, Direxion Investments has expanded its line of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds to include a high-yield, junk bond option. The recently launched Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares (NYSEArca: HYDD) tries to reflect the daily performance of -2x or -200% performance of the Barclays U.S. High […]

Treasury bonds exchange traded funds have surged this year, with Treasuries enjoying their best start to a year since 2003, as global economic weakness and increased uncertainty, such as the upcoming “Brexit” vote, bolstered demand for safe-havens. Among the best performing Treasury bond ETFs so far this year, he iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF […]

The slow economic outlook coupled with uncertainty over central bank policies and a U.K. referendum have pressured the equities markets. Investors, though, can mitigate the risks by diversifying into exchange traded funds that track safe-haven assets. Among the list of concerns, an ongoing earnings recession in the U.S., an upcoming U.S. presidential election, an unclear […]

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has expanded its line of iShares fixed-income exchange traded funds to include two more speculative-grade options that help bond investors target so-called fallen angels and the high-yield market sans energy exposure. The iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (NasdaqGM: FALN) and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond […]

With the Federal Reserve delaying its interest rate hike, municipal bond exchange traded funds maintained their momentum, with benchmark yields dipping to new lows. The iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYSEArca: MUB) was slightly higher Wednesday, ending in the black for the 12th session in a row. MUB is up 3.2% year-to-date. Broad investment-grade […]

ALPS Portfolio Solutions has partnered with RiverFront Investment Group to launch two actively managed bond exchange traded funds to help investors diminish downside risks without missing any upside potential. The actively managed RiverFront Dynamic Core Income ETF (NYSEArca: RFCI) and RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF (NYSEArca: RFUN) will seek total return, with an emphasis on […]

Fueling market uncertainty, the United Kingdom will vote for the so-called Brexit referendum on whether or not it will remain in the European Union, potentially precipitating wide-reaching volatility on global markets and exchange traded funds. Debate on the Brexit vote has heated up as we draw closer to the June 23 referendum date. While many […]

Speculative-grade, junk bond exchange traded funds are seeing greater interest from foreign investors targeting high-yield U.S. corporate debt as international yields spiral lower. The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG) and the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK) both gained 2.8% over the past month, and the funds have […]

German bond-related exchange traded products are strengthening, with benchmark German bund yields dipping to record lows, as the European Central Bank expanded its bond purchasing program, pressuring yields on fixed-income assets across the board. Year-to-date, the DB German Bond Futures ETN (NYSE Arca: BUNL), which tracks the DB USD Bund Futures Index, rose 41.5% and […]

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business News to discuss recent exchange traded fund asset flows and how the shifting money may provide an insight into investors’ outlook. Click on the video below to watch the full interview. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

Foreign central banks have enacted aggressive bond purchasing programs that have pushed down yields. As foreign investors seek out better returns, U.S. corporate bonds and related exchange traded funds have benefited from their relatively more attractive yields. Hans Mikkelson, Bank of America Corp. credit strategist, pointed out that a scarcity of yields in foreign developed […]