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Emerging markets have become an increasingly popular investing theme over the last few decades as investors seek new outlets for growth in their portfolios. Where many developed economies are trudging along with low GDP growth each year, there are numerous emerging economies that are far outpacing the growth of more mature nations. As such, it is not surprising to see expanding options for emerging market investing. [click to continue…]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects February 10th Edition

by on February 10, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC meeting taking place next week has set the stage for range-bound trading. Amid the tug of war taking place on Wall Street between the bulls and bears, industry veteran Van Eck completed the conversion of […]

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Today’s fixed income environment seems to be turned on its head. It used to be that U.S. Treasuries were thought of as one of the safest possible allocations one could make; whether or not this is still the case, the public perception has certainly shifted. After watching Congress bump up against defaults on more than […]

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Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ confidence. Adding to the clouds of uncertainty are mixed data releases; durable goods orders plunged a worrisome 7.3% in July while consumer confidence improved from last month’s reading, sending investors mixed signals […]

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As the U.S. market continues to recover, Ben Bernanke has announced his loose plan to ween the economy off the Federal money it has relied on heavily since 2008. While this is good news for the future of investing and will strengthen economic conditions in the long term, many investors have been overly flighty during […]

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The bulls continue to reign supreme on Wall Street as earnings and data releases are helping to keep confidence levels afloat. Weekly jobless claims added fuel to the rally after coming in better-than-expected, but many investors couldn’t resist taking some profits off the table considering the stellar run-up; year-to-date, the S&P 500 Index has gained […]

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The proliferation of ETFs has allowed for investors to more easily shed their home country bias when it comes to fixed income exposure in their portfolios. Among the 200+ Bond ETFs available, many have been quick to embrace emerging market offerings in lieu of developed market debt given the more attractive yields and potential to generate […]

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Matt Tucker, CFA, is the iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy and a regular contributor to the iShares Blog.  In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years. Each year we’ve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and […]

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Despite talk of an imminent sharp rise in interest rates, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is back below 2%. This is more evidence that the much vaunted “Great Rotation” out of bonds has yet to occur. (Otherwise, bond prices would have fallen and yields would have gone up.) The great rotation was always […]

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The New Fixed Income World

by on March 25, 2013 | Updated March 26, 2013

In previous blog posts, I wrote about how the economic and investment world has evolved over the past five years. Now, as the latest Federal Reserve meeting finishes up, I wanted to delve a little more into how the fixed income landscape in particular has changed, thanks in a big part to the actions of […]

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Say Hello To All-Time Highs

by on March 9, 2013

Stocks kicked off the trading week on a positive note Monday morning, and buying euphoria stuck around in the days following as upbeat economic data stole the headlines. Improvements in home prices and better-than-expected employment data took center stage, although Friday’s numbers surprisingly failed to ignite a bigger rally; the latest nonfarm payrolls figure showed 236,000 jobs […]

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