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Despite Thursday’s pullback, exchange traded fund flows suggest investors are in a risk-on rally mode as ETFs that track safe-haven assets have been experiencing redemptions. The equities market have been bouncing back over the past month, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) rising 3.0%, as investors turned risk-on after stocks dipped into a […]

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 Director and Co-Head of the Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy Team at Direxion, points out that […]

After the Federal Reserve suggested that it is willing to see inflation rise before hiking interest rates, fixed-income investors turned to Treasury inflation protected securities and bond-related exchange traded funds to hedge against the negative effects of higher consumer prices. In March, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) attracted $832.3 million in net inflows, […]

With Treasury yields regaining ground as market volatility dissipates and inflation expectations rise, rate-hedged bond exchange traded funds are beginning to outperform. The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries are back to 1.92% Monday, compared to a low of 1.567% in mid-February. Treasuries continued to slip Monday as yields pushed higher after two Federal Reserve officials […]

Treasury bond-related ETFs could 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 rates this year rose to 78%, the highest in two months Despite concerns about […]

Fixed-income investors are easing into Treasury inflation protected securities and bond-related ETFs Investors are shifting into TIPS assets as U.S. core PCE inflation rose 1.7% year-over-year in January With deflationary concerns at all time highs, contrarian investors may be turning to TIPS to get a head start on rising inflation After deflation fears hit record highs, […]

ETF industry continued to accumulate assets in February Global exchange traded products, which include both ETFs and exchange traded notes, gathered $9.4 billion Garnering investors’ attention over February, ETFs that track gold price movements saw a new monthly flow record of $7.2 billion The exchange traded fund industry continued to accumulate assets in February on […]

ETF investors have turned to more steady fixed-income assets iShares U.S. fixed income ETFs attracted $7 billion in net assets over February However, with the stock market picking up and risk aversion dissipating, fixed-income investors are shifting back into riskier debt While the equities markets oscillates, exchange traded fund investors have turned to more steady fixed-income […]

U.S. Treasury bonds and related ETFs find support from yield-starved foreign investors U.S. Treasuries strengthened, along with Japanese Government Bond, on renewed safe-haven demand As yields on foreign government debt slip lower, other highly rated country debt grows relatively more attractive As yields on international government debt fall to new lows, U.S. Treasury bonds and related […]

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 […]

U.S. Treasury bonds and related exchange traded funds have been an attractive option this year as safe-haven demand and relatively higher yields help attract investors. Richard Clarida, global strategic advisor and managing director at PIMCO, argues that the global uncertainty has pushed more investors toward U.S. bonds, reports Kate Rooney for CNBC. “As you have […]

As equities markets bounce back and oil prices edge higher from a 13-year low, the rising risk-on sentiment has brought fixed-income investors back to the high-yield bond exchange traded funds. Over the past week, the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK) attracted $340.2 million in net inflows, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate […]

With overnight rates at historic lows, people have not been getting much out of their money market funds. Alternatively, investors seeking a cash alternative can turn to ultra-short-term bond exchange traded funds. According to Lipper data, there is about $2.7 trillion in U.S. money market funds, down from $3.8 trillion at the end of 2008 […]

Consumer prices are slowly rising, and the markets are likely underestimating inflation expectations. Consequently, fixed-income exchange traded fund investors may want to consider Treasury bond inflation-protected securities to diversify against inflation ahead. “Today’s inflation expectations are most likely too low,” according to Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Model Portfolio & Solution Business […]

Exchange traded funds that track U.S. Treasuries have attracted inflows for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest period in almost five years, as global volatility and economic uncertainty fueled safe-haven demand. According to Lipper data, U.S. Treasury funds attracted $1.6 billion in net inflows for the week ended February 17, bringing the net inflows this year […]

U.S. equities typically don’t do well in an election year as the political uncertainty helps fuel market volatility. Instead, exchange traded fund investors may be better off sticking to more conservative investment-grade fixed-income assets. ”If a candidate with radically different ideas came into office, it would be an environment where the market would have difficult […]

Despite benchmarks Treasury yields nearing record lows, investors may want to stick to government debt securities and bond-related exchange traded funds as more continue to pare bets on further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. Treasury bond ETFs that track government debt securities with long-term maturities have been strengthening. For instance, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury […]

The lackluster earnings season and ongoing economic weakness have caused exchange traded fund investors to shift away from riskier equity markets into more conservative, safe-haven assets. According to EPFR data, investors redeemed over $10 billion from U.S. equity funds in the week ended February 4, the fifth constitutive week funds have recorded an outflow, reports […]

As Japan steers toward a negative rate environment, Treasury bond exchange traded funds bounced, with benchmark yields dipping to nine-month lows, on increased demand for U.S. dollar-denominated assets. The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF), which has a 7.57 year effective duration and a 1.86% 30-day SEC yield, was up 0.4% Friday. The […]

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon recently appeared on CNBC to talk talk alternative investment ideas to play a more volatile market environment and mentioned the EGShares India Consumer ETF (NYSEArca: INCO) as an attractive play for a growing emerging economy. Click on the video below to hear the full interview. The opinions and forecasts expressed […]

As global markets plunged deeper into a correction, investors exited stock exchange traded funds for the third straight week. According to EPFR data, U.S. stock funds experienced $4.2 billion in withdrawals for the week ended January 20, which added to the worst three-week period of outflows since April, Reports Eric Platt for the Financial Times. […]

Treasuries and bond-related exchange traded funds advanced Wednesday as benchmark yields tumbled to their lowest since October. On Wednesday, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) rose 0.5%, Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: SCHR) was 0.3% higher, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Government Bond ETF (NYSEArca: VGIT) was up 0.3% and SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term […]

The recent selling has put the markets on edge. Nevertheless, investors can still find ways to navigate the markets. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC to discuss opportunities in the financial sector and hedging against volatility with long-term Treasuries. Click on the video below to see the full interview. The opinions and forecasts […]

Safe U.S. government debt and Treasury bond-related exchange funds shine in a volatile market. Treasury bond ETFs that track government debt securities with long-term maturities have been strengthening as U.S. equities retreated at the start of the new year. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT), which has a 17.48 year duration and […]

As people digest the changing Federal Reserve outlook, fixed-income investors may want to hold onto their municipal debt and bond-related exchange traded fund positions. “One area of the U.S. bond market that does merit attention is the municipal market,” according to Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist and Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions […]

Municipal debt and bond-related exchange traded funds have been outperforming Treasuries and could maintain their momentum ahead as more investors turn to the relatively stable and strong asset. “The audience for the asset class continues to expand with increasing interest from non-traditional domestic and foreign buyers,” according to the BlackRock Municipals Group. “As demand is […]

Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors who want yield may consider emerging market debt as some observers  believe risks associated with a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have already been priced into the asset category. According to Pacific Investment Management Co., emerging market bonds look attractive after valuations priced in a “a good chunk of risks” […]

The Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger on hiking interest rates Wednesday, and the beneficiaries are long-term Treasury bonds exchange traded funds? Treasury bond ETFs that track government debt securities with long-term maturities strengthened Thursday, the day after the Fed announced an interest rate hike. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT), which […]

Interest rate-sensitive assets and related exchange traded funds were relatively unfazed by the Federal Reserve’s announced first rate hike since 2006, suggesting that the markets may have already priced in higher rates. The Federal Open Market Committee announced that it will raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between […]

While many anticipate bonds and debt-related exchange traded funds will likely fall as rates rise, longer-term Treasuries may outpace short-term bonds and corporate debt in a rising rate environment. The iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SHY), which has a 1.85 year duration and a 0.77% 30-day SEC yield, has gained 0.7% year-to-date. Meanwhile, […]