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Bill Gross shocked the investing world on September 26, 2014 when he announced that he would be leaving PIMCO for rival Janus Capital Group. Gross co-founded PIMCO and spent over 40 years earning a name as one of the most famous fixed income managers of all time, which made his exit all the more surprising. Since he left, PIMCO has lost over $50 billion in total assets, with about $1 billion flowing into Janus. But have PIMCO’s ETFs suffered the same fate? Below, we take a look at how some of PIMCO’s exchange traded products have dealt with Gross’s departure [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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Vanguard made an addition to its fixed income ETF lineup this week, rolling out a new fund that targets inflation-protected Treasuries with five years or less remaining to maturity. The new Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP) will seek to replicate the performance of the Barclays U.S. 0-5 Year TIPS Index, a benchmark that includes inflation protected securities with a relatively short period of time remaining to maturity.  [click to continue…]

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PIMCO Launches Active TIPS ETF (ILB)

by on May 1, 2012 | Updated June 22, 2012

PIMCO, fresh off the extremely successful launch of its Total Return ETF (BOND), has rolled out another actively managed bond fund that taps into a corner of the fixed income market that has generated significant interest in recent years. The new Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Fund (ILB) will be comprised of inflation-protected bonds, securities […]

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Bond ETFs For Every Objective

by on February 1, 2012 | Updated February 5, 2012

As the lineup of exchange-traded products has expanded dramatically in recent years, financial advisors have found themselves with more tools at their disposal than ever before. The extreme granularity of many of the equity products out there allows for cheap, low maintenance targeting of specific corners of the investable universe, while the development of some […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]

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With another round of QE underway and strong demand for raw materials from emerging markets, inflation is once again on the mind of investors. Those looking to protect their portfolios from a surge in CPI have a number of options, ranging from gold to broad-based commodity baskets to equities of commodity-intensive companies. But among the […]

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It’s baaaaaaaack. After a brief hiatus that saw investors rushing to determine the best ways to battle deflation, inflationary concerns have begun to surface again. The cause of the latest bout of inflationary anxiety is of course the QE2 program recently announced by the Federal Reserve that calls for the purchase of hundreds of billions […]

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Thanks to Ben Bernanke’s $600 billion foray into the U.S. Treasury markets in the hotly debated QE2, many investors have begun to worry that a severe bout of inflation is right around the corner. Renewed anxiety has pushed Treasury Inflation Protected Bonds, or TIPS, to a negative yield in recent auctions, underscoring just how robust […]

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PIMCO was a latecomer to the ETF industry. But since wading into the ETF waters last year, the California-based bond giant, has rapidly built up its fixed income lineup, which now includes both actively-managed and passively-indexed products focusing on munis, investment grade corporate debt, Build America Bonds, and of course U.S. Treasuries. The company expanded […]

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As investors pile into gold and other precious metal ETFs, expectations of an eventual surge in inflation seem to be building–even through deflation may be the more immediate concern. Another popular way to protect against such a development has been with inflation protected bonds, securities that can offer investors protection against inflation by adjusting principal […]

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PIMCO, the Newport Beach, California-based bond fund giant, launched its latest exchange-traded fund on Wednesday, the Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund. The new ETF, which comes with an expense ratio of 35 basis points, will trade under the ticker MUNI, which was somehow still available. The ETF will be managed by John Cummings, the company’s […]

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Newport Beach, California-based PIMCO, one of the largest bond fund companies in the world, has made two additions to its small but growing line of fixed income exchange-traded funds. The PIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (FIVZ) completes the lineup of products covering key rate segments of the Treasury market, fitting between PIMCO’s 1-3 […]

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