Bonds Take A Hit As Long Treasury Yields Rise To 4-Month High
Bond bears have a new reason to hope as rising yields weigh on long Treasury prices, which have fallen below a key technical support level.Over the past week, long maturities for US government bonds led a broad decline in fixed income, based on a set of ETF proxies through October 21.The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF has tumbled for five straight days.
Seekingalpha · 6d ago
Why I Won't Invest In REIT ETFs
Now is the best time in 10 years to invest in REITs.You could buy an ETF and be done with it, or select individual REITs to build your own portfolio.We discuss the many flaws of REIT ETFs and present an individual REIT opportunity to consider today.
Seekingalpha · 10/08 12:25
Wild Market Swings Drive Record $1.8 Billion Into Treasury Fund
Before Monday’s rebound in risk assets, investors rushed into the biggest long-dated Treasury ETF at a record pace.
Bloomberg · 10/05 16:08
Before Buying A Rental Property, Consider These REITs
With stocks and bonds becoming unreliable, increasingly many investors are turning to rental properties in 2020.In this article, we discuss another alternative: Publicly-traded REITs, which are similar to rentals, but in many ways are even better investments.We highlight two REITs that are worth considering in today's market.
Seekingalpha · 10/03 13:00
A Single Trade Just Pulled Half a Billion Dollars From TIPS Fund
Bloomberg · 10/01 16:48
A $19 Billion Bond ETF Shows the ‘60/40’ Strategy Still Works
Bloomberg · 10/01 16:05
The Secretive Committee Behind the S&P 500 
Bloomberg · 10/01 10:52
Welcome to Bloomberg Wealth: A Letter From the Editor
Today we are launching Bloomberg Wealth to help you manage your finances, live your best life and navigate your path to prosperity. That sentiment may seem to sit at odds with the bleakness of this year, but we believe these volatile times make our mission more necessary.
Bloomberg · 10/01 08:00
The First Blank-Check ETF Makes Its Trading Debut
Bloomberg · 10/01 04:01
Europe Resuming Astra Shot Review; Japan Stimulus: Virus Update
European regulators are set to start an accelerated review of a Covid-19 vaccine front-runner from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc, even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reported to have widened its investigation into a trial participant who fell ill.
Bloomberg · 10/01 00:33
Stocks Gain on Stimulus Hopes in Choppy Trading: Markets Wrap
Bloomberg · 09/30 21:27
Quant Research Debunks the Hype Behind Smart-Beta Investing
Bloomberg · 09/30 19:03
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF declares monthly distribution of $0.2711
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT) - $0.2711.30-Day SEC Yield of 2.98% as of Sept 28.Payable Oct 06; for shareholders of record Oct 02; ex-div Oct 01.
Seekingalpha · 09/30 17:27
Long-Term Corporates And Junk Lead Bond Market Rebound
Using the Mar. 23 bottom in US stocks (S&P 500) as a general trough date, Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond has dominated the bounce in fixed income.Various flavors of Treasuries are the weakest performers since the March bottom, although all slices of US fixed-income are currently posting gains from the coronavirus bottom in stocks.Unless rates take another dive lower, the bond market will be hard-pressed to break out of its sideways run of late.
Seekingalpha · 09/25 00:29
Vanguard LT Corporate Bond ETF: Search For Better Yields
The Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF has crossed my radar as a source of higher monthly cash payments in a zero-rate environment.Today, I look at some of the main reasons why an income-seeking investors may want to buy (or avoid) shares of VCLT.In the specific case of those looking for better yields without giving up too much portfolio quality, VCLT may be worth consideration.
Seekingalpha · 09/22 00:21
The Japanification Of The United States Is Complete
"Japanification" is the process of other countries' economies becoming like that of Japan: flatlined, with little to no growth or inflation and interest rates stuck at zero indefinitely. Because of the Monetary Death Spiral process that I've described elsewhere, many countries around the world are undergoing the process of Japanification. With interest rates now stuck at zero for the long haul and the Fed focused on employment above all else, the US has now completed the process. I go through nine economic metrics to show how the United States is walking down the path of Japan.
Seekingalpha · 09/21 18:53
The Real Problem Behind The $26.8 Trillion U.S. National Debt
Ample economic research has shown that excessive debt, above a certain threshold of GDP, begins to drag down economic growth. US national debt is now well above that threshold. But ballooning debt, in itself, is not the fundamental issue. It is the result of the core problem. In the coming decades, the US economy will be asked to do the impossible: grow faster even while the government extracts more of its resources. There are no easy solutions. There are only painful trade-offs.
Seekingalpha · 09/14 17:14
A Cyclical Rotation In Corporate Credit
The sudden stop to markets induced by COVID-19 caused a substantial repricing of credit risk globally, and central banks, treasuries, and ministries of finance around the world responded unequivocally.As central banks eased liquidity concerns and governments alleviated solvency risks through a massive fiscal response, credit spreads tightened rapidly within more defensive sectors.The focus now is on the economic cycle, as basic industries, capital goods, energy, and other cyclical sectors in both developed and emerging markets are still trading at spreads wide to historical levels, particularly in the lower-quality segments of the market.
Seekingalpha · 09/09 10:38
Changing Credit Views Amid Volatility
We downgrade investment grade credit to neutral and increase our overweight in high yield as we see volatility rising after a rally in risk assets.Negotiations over a new U.S. fiscal package looked to have stalled. We still expect a sizable package, but risks of a no-deal outcome are growing.Markets will focus on the European Central Bank’s updated projections and any policy implications. The traditional U.S. election campaign season kicks off.
Seekingalpha · 09/09 06:30
Bond Shorts Burned After Tech Selloff Reignites Treasury Rally
Newly minted bond bears got a harsh lesson in market timing on Tuesday as a precipitous drop in technology shares sent investors in search of havens.
Bloomberg · 09/08 18:53
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