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Buy On The Dip Prospects February 24th Edition

by on February 24, 2014 | Updated March 3, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above 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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While U.S. equity markets have gotten off to a rough start in 2014, interest in fixed income securities has finally resurfaced this year. Last year, most bond ETFs struggled to keep up with the equity market’s quick pace, with many funds ending in the red in 2013. But with the Federal Reserve beginning to taper its massive bond-buying purchases, many investors have begun to return to the coveted asset class [see The Fed Effect: How Monetary Policy Impacts Your ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects September 30th Edition

by on September 30, 2013

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 […]

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With all eyes on the stock market as major indexes flirt with all-time highs, Guggenheim is circumventing  the euphoria surrounding equities by expanding its lineup of corporate bond ETFs. The Chicagoland-based ETF issuer is adding two new fixed income funds aimed at investors in search of more targeted maturities when it comes to corporate bonds exposure [see […]

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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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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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Short-Term Bond ETFs: The Best Place To Stash Cash?

by on August 11, 2011 | Updated September 22, 2014

During times of economic turmoil or uncertainty, some investors utilize short-term bonds as a way to hedge their exposure during the storm. While these products do not pay out much in terms of yields, the chances of them losing principal are quite minute, something that investors cannot say about other investments. As a result, investors […]

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February ETF Data: Back On The Right Track

by on March 2, 2010 | Updated March 3, 2010

After enjoying a record year in 2010, many in the ETF industry were disappointed when January figures revealed a material decline in total assets, breaking an impressive string of month-over-month expansion. The latest ETF statistics from the National Stock Exchange are out, and February results were more typical of the industry’s recent growth. Total ETF […]

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