Tag: Bond ETFs

Top 10 Best Sector ETFs For The Rest Of 2017

Top 10 Best Sector ETFs For The Rest Of 2017

The best sector ETFs focus on areas of the market that can outperform for the rest of 2017 The best exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to finish 2017 will likely be the funds that focus on sectors that can benefit from current and emerging market trends and economic conditions. With that said, smart investors won’t place all of their […]

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4 Stocks Safe From The Fed’s Next Move

4 Stocks Safe From The Fed’s Next Move

Operating in a long-term bull market that doesn’t look over yet, these four stocks represent great buys for the investor looking for safety and returns. Add these stocks to your portfolio and you’ll never worry about what the Fed will do next. Many experienced investors’ antennae were twitching in alert earlier this year as Wall […]

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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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Did The Bond King Kill This ETF – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Did The Bond King Kill This ETF – Weekly ETF Fund Flows

The apprehension on Wall Street is reaching a breaking point. Investor sentiment is rapidly turning more bearish, fear is the dominant emotion, and the Bond King bailed on PIMCO.  Needless to say, it’s an unusual feeling for investors after more than a year and a half of steady gains for US large cap stocks. As […]

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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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ETF Assets Reach New Record – Monthly ETF Fund Flows

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
ETF Assets Reach New Record – Monthly ETF Fund Flows

February was an interesting month for ETF asset flows. The month began with the S&P 500 down more than 6% from the highs.  And fear was dominating investor emotions. By the middle of the month, the tide had turned.  Stocks were on the rebound and fear began to wane. And by the time February came […]

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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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4 New ETFs – BRZS, KORZ, FTSL, SYLD

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
4 New ETFs – BRZS, KORZ, FTSL, SYLD

The race among ETF providers to launch new ETFs is fast and furious.  Right now there are nearly 1,000 new ETF prospectuses filed with the SEC.  Not all of these will actually be launched.  But many will be.  In fact, there have been about 50 ETFs launched already this year.  And four of them launched […]

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No Inflation… Really?

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
No Inflation… Really?

Inflation seems to be the furthest thing from investors’ minds these days. According to the official data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation is slowing. Today’s producer price index showed wholesale prices fell 0.7% last month.  And the closely watched core PPI slowed to a 0.1% gain.  And the latest report from the consumer price […]

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Generate Income With This New Actively Managed Senior Loan ETF

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Generate Income With This New Actively Managed Senior Loan ETF

Generating income from an investment portfolio isn’t easy.  Today’s slow growth and low inflation are holding interest rates near record lows. And given the recent statements from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank, this situation is expected to continue for another year… at the very least. It’s forcing investors to think outside of the […]

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