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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 fits your time horizons. […]

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of 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 safer bet may be had in TIPS […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually […]

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 to protect themselves. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed […]

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). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

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? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may […]

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). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely […]

The Federal Reserve announced this afternoon that it would hold interest rates steady. It also said the downward spiral in prices was easing, while inflation was less of a threat. Either way, exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be affected. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually […]

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 opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to […]

Inflation, deflation, or stagflation. None of these scenarios sound too appealing, but there is still a way to protect one’s wealth through the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in any possible outcome. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this […]

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? The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used […]

2008 was a devastating and demoralizing year for just about all securities and exchange traded funds (ETFs) except for the U.S. Treasury Bond market. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an […]

As Capitol Hill freely throws more money at our economic predicament, inflation could soon be a new problem of the day and a certain type of exchange traded fund (ETF) could be right for you if this is a concern. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

It’s been an unusual year that has caused investors of all types to re-examine the old ways of thinking when it comes to their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Typically, bonds have been seen as “safe,” but some got burned in that thinking. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should […]

The Federal Reserve cut the key interest rate last week to 1%, and while it affects stocks, it also can have an impact on bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). Ron DeLegge for ETF Guide reports that lower rates also translate into lower yields for bond investors. Conversely, while bond investors have seen their yields fall, […]

It’s seeming apparent that fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) will be affected by the market turmoil, and higher inflation is inevitable, which may hamper these funds, reports Joe Morris for Ignites. While high inflation is hampering these funds, but the credit crisis is the real culprit in suppressing the yields. Inflation is currently at […]

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. ETFs that invest in short-term Treasury bills […]