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A swift rise in bond yields in 2018 has sent fixed-income investors scrambling, with major categories of bond exchange-traded funds seeing steep outflows, while other groups have found favor. While flows into bond products remain positive overall—extending a decadelong rotation into fixed-income from stocks—investors have retreated from notable categories, a sign they believe yields could continue rising, which would mean further deterioration in the funds, as prices and yields move inversely to each other. Notably, the yield for the U.S. 10-year Treasury note (XTUP:TMUBMUSD10Y=X) topped 3% on Tuesday and neared its highest level since 2011.
Investing guru Bill Gross thinks bonds have entered a bear market, and he is favoring corporate bonds of short duration across the globe.
The advent of exchange-traded funds, especially high-yield ETFs, in the stock market offered investors with some of the best ways to create a diversified portfolio. ETFs offer mutual fund strength diversification, and spreading that risk creates more safety, up to a point.
Dividend ETFs can be a great way to earn some extra income. Retired investors are often looking for dividends, and dividend ETFs offer an extra degree of safety because of their diversification. Today, retired investors have a lot to choose from.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting seasick once again. After what seems like years of calm seas, the markets are back to their high-volatility days. In about two weeks, we’ve already seen some of biggest intra-day swings on ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) since really the crisis and the start of the recession. For investors, the heightened volatility certainly makes for a stressful night’s sleep — especially if you’re in or near retirement.
Preferred stocks are in the doghouse, and you just might be wondering whether this is the start of a buying opportunity. Let me put that question to rest: it is. Today we’re going to look at what’s behind this superb chance to buy, as well as 3 ...
The global ETF market now boasts more than $4.5 trillion in assets, and a large part of the appeal has been driven by dirt-cheap fees. But many of these fund’s fees are cheap for a reason...
The Fed enacted its third-rate hike of 2017 and reaffirmed its guidance of three more hikes in 2018. This dovish outlook produced some surprise ETF winners and losers.
Let’s walk through some of the most popular fixed-income plays today – and replace each with something that yields more (with superior price upside to boot).
Don’t be cheap when you buy bonds this holiday season (or ever, for that matter). Bargain shoppers, sadly, tend to be the most at-risk of outliving their fixed income portfolios! But it’s easy for you and me to double up “regular” bond returns simply ...
Major financial stocks have had a pretty good year in 2017. Big names like Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) and Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) have jumped roughly 20% since Jan. 1 to outperform the S&P 500’s 16% gain. What’s more, the best is yet to come for bank stocks and financial exchange-traded funds as we enter 2018.
There’s a storm brewing for closed-end funds, but it’ll be over by Christmas. And with a quick hand, you and I can profit from it.
Leaving your retirement to chance is risky -- you can vastly improve your future financial security by keeping these critical retirement rules in mind and by making some smart moves.
This week’s menu of new fund offerings covers just about every major category of ETF, including equity, fixed income, leveraged, preferred and international funds.
A common tactic among issuers of exchange-traded funds when bringing new products to market that are similar to existing funds is to undercut established rivals on fees. That is what Global X did Wednesday ...