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5 Popular Bond Funds To Sell Now

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
5 Popular Bond Funds To Sell Now

With all this talk of rising rates, it’s surprising that bond funds are doing so well. The largest bond ETF, the iShares Core Total US Bond Market (AGG), is up over 4% in 2016 and hasn’t paused its bull run throughout the year: Investors are Hungry for Bonds Tax-exempt bonds aren’t doing as well, but […]

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3 Ways To Survive The Next Crash

3 Ways To Survive The Next Crash

There are plenty of misconceptions about investment systems. It’s an esoteric field, so I’m not surprised. Most on the outside tend to think of systems as mysterious, robot-driven, “black box” investment things. But the reality isn’t that mysterious or complicated. A systematic investment strategy starts with an idea… which turns into a hypothesis… which is then […]

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A Simple Way To Profit From A Steepening Yield Curve

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Simple Way To Profit From A Steepening Yield Curve

After the latest Fed statement this week, it’s clear that the Fed will begin to normalize interest rates after years of ZIRP (zero interest rate policy). That has big implications for retirees that depend on fixed income investments to generate income.   As we leave the unusual days of quantitative easing and ZIRP behind, it’s important […]

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Ben Bernanke’s Secret Prediction

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ben Bernanke’s Secret Prediction

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has been making waves in the financial industry over the last few weeks. He’s been hosting private dinners with Wall Street elite. It costs $250,000 to get a chair at one of these events. So, I haven’t been myself. But the details of these meeting have been […]

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Market Shares New Taper Proof ETF Bond Fund – SHYD

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Market Shares New Taper Proof ETF Bond Fund – SHYD

Janet Yellen made her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being sworn in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  She stuck with the strategy former chairman Ben Bernanke set forth.  In short, they will continue to wind down their massive bond buying program known as ‘the taper’. Not surprisingly, ETF providers are moving […]

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Bond ETF Makes A Surprise Appearance – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bond ETF Makes A Surprise Appearance – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions or even billions of dollars into or out of individual […]

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ETF Fund Flows After The Government Shutdown

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
ETF Fund Flows After The Government Shutdown

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in iShares S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH) and iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions or even billions of dollars into or out of […]

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Bonds Bounce Back – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bonds Bounce Back – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond (IEI) and SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions or even billions of dollars into or out of individual ETFs. […]

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Mid-Cap ETFs Gain As Bond ETFs Lose – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mid-Cap ETFs Gain As Bond ETFs Lose – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) and iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond (IEI). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions of dollars into or out of individual ETFs. Fund flows […]

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SPY Gains As Emerging Markets Lose – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
SPY Gains As Emerging Markets Lose – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

Today we’re taking a look at ETF fund flows in – SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM). ETF fund flows are a valuable indicator of what traders are thinking.  It takes a lot of buying or selling to drive millions of dollars into or out of individual ETFs. They’re something traders […]

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