Despite concerns over Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, fixed-income exchange traded funds remain a go-to asset for protecting principal in a potentially volatile year and generating yields along the way.

On the upcoming webcast, Tactical Income Strategies for the Modern Advisor, Matthew Bartolini, Vice President and Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, Mike Dickson, Director of Structured Financial Solutions at Horizon Investments, and Bryan Novak, Senior Managing Director of Astor Investment Management, will look to the current fixed-income environment and consider alternative income solutions advisors can implement at a reasonable risk.

Bond investors who still want to hold onto fixed-income assets in a rising interest rate environment ahead may consider actively managed strategies that are able to quickly modify holdings to adjust to a changing environment.

For example, the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (NYSEArca: TOTL) has been a popular active bond play for ETF investors. TOTL is an actively managed ETF backed by bond guru Jeff Gundlach and is also seen as an ETF adaptation of the flagship DoubleLine Total Return Fund (DLTNX). DoubleLine and SSGA have also partnered up with the more recently launched SPDR DoubleLine Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF (BATS: STOT) and SPDR DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income ETF (BATS: EMTL).

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