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Exchange traded fund investors who want to gain exposure to emerging market debt, along with the attractive yields the space offers, should take a look at the PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCY). “PCY ranks favorably on a variety of performance analytics, risk considerations and cost factors,” Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Global Market Intelligence […]

Emerging market bond exchange traded funds will continue to strengthen as yield-hungry investors eschew the low and even negative-rates in developed markets. Bonds issued by developing countries have arguably benefited from the aggressive central bank policies from developed economies that depressed global yields, the Financial Times reports. “The only countries in the world that are […]

With recent talks of a Federal Reserve rate hike and bond yields ticking higher, some are concerned of another taper-tantrum event that could pressure developing market debt. Nevertheless, emerging market bond exchange traded funds may still find support as one of the few areas that investors can generate decent yields. “The search for yield is […]

Investors who want to bolster their income portfolios and generate a little extra yield should consider emerging market bond exchange traded funds. Some, though, may be loath to diversify into emerging market debt, associating the developing economies with higher risks. However, these markets also offer bonds with relatively low credit risks. “While some investors view […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global central banks have cut interest rates to near zero, with some pushing into negative territory. As yield-starved global investors seek alternative avenues of income, more may turn to relatively more attractive U.S. government debt, supporting U.S. Treasuries-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). For instance, after the Bank of Japan implemented negative interest rates, BlackRock’s fixed-income […]

Bonds have regained their momentum this year, but after a multi-year run, many traditional fixed-income assets look pricey or overvalued. Alternatively, investors may consider opportunities in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track emerging market debt. Investors may be attracted to the cheaper valuations and wider yield premiums that emerging market bonds offer over safe-haven government […]

As more take a second look at the developing world, fixed-income investors can also tap the emerging markets through local currency debt-related exchange traded funds. BlackRock Inc. believes that central bank cuts across the emerging markets will extended the largest surge in debt in at least 13 years, Bloomberg reports. “We are in a sweet […]

While the Federal Reserve has revealed its intent to hike interest rates some time this year, fixed-income yields may remain depressed and bond related exchange traded funds could more room to run. On the upcoming webcast, Dynamic Fixed Income Strategies for 2016, David Mazza, Managing Director and Head of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB). As the emerging markets rebound, fixed-income investors may look to this emerging […]

After an extended period of underperformance, emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds could provide great value for fixed-income investors. “Given where prices are now, the apocalypse could be priced in, and unless you believe that we are about to live through another period like the late 90s (the Asian crisis, a devaluation in […]

Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors who are looking for some value in the bond market may want to take a look at emerging market debt. BlackRock analysts argue that bond valuations already reflect low commodity prices and global central banks’ dovish stance makes riskier assets more attractive, The Malay Mail Online reports. “It is premature […]

Yorkville ETF Advisers Merges with Van Eck Global Van Eck Global said it is acquiring the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLP) and the Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLI) last year. The reorganization process began late in the third quarter of 2015 and the transaction to was finalized February 22, according […]

Japanese government bonds and related exchange traded products have been on a streak this year, with Japan becoming the first major economy with a sub-zero yield on benchmark 10-year debt. The DB Japanese Govt Bond Futures ETN (NYSEArca: JGBL), which tracks 10-year Japanese government bond futures, rose 3.8% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the DB 3x Japanese Govt […]

Investors who are using emerging market bond exchange traded funds to supplement their income needs should understand the potential risks of being exposed to this foreign debt asset. On Wednesday, emerging market borrowing costs hit their highest level in five years as investors warned of a crippling credit crunch, the Financial Times reports. The weakness […]

If the Federal Reserve maintains a slow and gradual interest rate hike schedule, fixed-income investors may turn to emerging market bond exchange traded funds to capture higher yields. “We believe emerging market (EM) assets, particularly currencies and select sovereign bonds, may provide the best investment opportunities in the current low-yield environment – a condition that […]

Some the largest money managers are expecting European debt to outpace U.S. Treasuries ahead. Investors can also capitalize on potential fixed-income opportunities overseas with international bond exchange traded funds. BlackRock, Pacific Investment management Co. and Prudential Financial Inc. all believe riskier peripheral European country debt will outperform as the European Central Bank extends its bond […]

The increasingly leveraged emerging markets may leave developing economies, along with related bond exchange traded funds, open to rising default risks. As the U.S. dollar strengthens against the U.S. dollar, some bond observers have issued a warning on emerging market bonds denominated in USD, arguing that the stronger dollar would make it harder for emerging […]

Global deflationary concerns are helping to support European fixed-income markets and German bond-related exchange traded products. Over the past month, the DB German Bond Futures ETN (NYSE Arca: BUNL) rose 1.3% and the leveraged DB 3x German Bond Futures ETN (NYSE Arca: BUNT), which tries to reflect the three times or 300% daily performance of […]

Developing market equities may have fallen off this year. However, emerging market bonds and related exchange traded funds are outperforming U.S. debt, and they come with more attractive yields. Year-to-date, the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB), which has a 7.25 year duration and a 5.04% 30-day SEC yield, rose 1.6%; […]

With the Eurozone fixed-income market growing harder to trade, bond investors may be turning to international debt-related exchange traded funds to get their Europe fix. For instance, investors can gain European bond exposure through broad international fixed-income ETFs, such as the SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BWX) and the iShares International Treasury Bond […]

International bond exchange traded funds with European exposure could advance as the European Central Bank could be forced to pay a premium on bond purchases and lift prices on all Eurozone debt in response to the lack of supply. While there are no Europe-focused bond ETFs available, investors can gain exposure to the region through […]

With Japan and Europe central banks increasing their debt purchasing programs, global demand for fixed-income assets is set to outpace supply next year, potentially supporting the fixed-income market and keeping U.S. bond exchange traded funds as an attractive option for yield generation. According to JPMorgan Chase & Co. data, central banks in U.S., Europe, Japan […]

Pension funds could increase their long-term developed market bond allocations to meet liabilities, potentially dampening the negative effects of rising rates on long-term U.S. Treasury bond exchange traded funds. According to a Pyramis Global Advisors survey, pension funds that monitor $9 trillion of assets in North America Europe and Asia could pile into long-term debt […]

Fixed-income investors are concerned about the potential negative effects of a rising rate environment. Nevertheless, emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds can provide attractive opportunities. “It’s always hard to know exactly where to put your money these days given how rates and spreads are so low, but on a relative basis we still […]

With the yield spread on 10-year German bunds against similar maturity U.S. Treasuries at its highest in 15 years, Treasury bond exchange traded funds could find support from European investors who are looking for more attractive income options. The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF), which has a 7.53 year effective duration, offers […]

With more exchange traded fund options now available, fixed-income investors can expand their portfolios to include emerging market debt exposure. However, not all ETFs are created equal, so potential investors should review the various offerings before diving in. For starters, some of the first emerging market bond ETFs to hit the market are denominated in […]

As the markets weigh on Ukraine, Russia and the retaliatory sanctions, European investors jumped into safe-haven assets, lifting German bunds, along with related exchange traded funds, and pushing down 2-year note yields below zero. Over the past three months, the PowerShares DB German Bond Futures ETN (NYSE Arca: BUNL) has gained 3.4% and the PIMCO […]

ETF Spotlight on the WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ALD), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $348.2 million Objective: The WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund is actively managed and tries to generate a high level of total returns through investing in local debt denominated in currencies of Asia Pacific ex-Japan countries. Holdings: Top holdings […]