Now Is The Season To: June 2013

Published on by on June 3, 2013

Floating Rate Bonds ETFs

As investors start to speculate on the impact of the Fed possibly scaling back its stimulus measures, Floating Rate Bonds ETFs have once again come to the forefront. Though the Fed has indicated that it is considering scaling back asset purchases in the near future, the central bank has been adamant in its reluctance to prematurely tighten monetary policy. When it does, however, decide to increase its benchmark interest rate, investors will need to reevaluate their holdings, particularly their portfolio’s fixed income component. This month, we will explore one option for investors who wish to position themselves favorably if and when the central bank decides to increase its benchmark interest rate .

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