IEF : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    July 23, 2013
    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is ...
  2. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  3. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  4. 3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

    December 21, 2012
    For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring ...
  5. Battle The Fiscal Cliff With ETFs

    November 19, 2012
    Going over the pending fiscal cliff could be a scary proposition for American citizens and investors. The automatic spending ...
  6. Bonds ETFs - Some Dropping, Some Rising

    November 14, 2012
    Depending on what bond ETF you look at, the outlook can be quite different. Certain types of bonds just broke to the downside, ...
  7. Brief History Of ETFs

    September 11, 2012
    In 2012, exchange-traded products are ubiquitous in the world of investing. The more than 1,400 products have accumulated ...
  8. Treasury Yields Can Still Go Lower

    August 4, 2012
    Investor distrust of equities and fear of another recession has caused a steady flow of funds to the Treasury market, despite ...
  9. Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    June 19, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  10. How To Play Treasuries' New Low

    June 1, 2012
    The 10-year treasury yield hits a new all-time low and a handful of ETFs are moving on the news.
  11. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 30, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  12. Floating Rate Loans Look Attractive

    April 2, 2012
    The search for income continues to remain a major priority for investors, as interest rates still sit at historically low ...
  13. 2 Simple Bond ETF Trades

    January 25, 2012
    Dividends are key to market-beating performance, especially during these times, says John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator. ...
  14. Why TIPS Still Make Sense

    January 19, 2012
    Yields have been pushed to their lowest limits as more investors embrace the security of bonds.
  15. Central Banks Take Another Kick At The Can

    September 21, 2011
    Central banks take another kick at the can.
  16. Utilities: A Better Choice Than Bonds

    August 12, 2011
    With investors seeking safety in treasury bonds, the yields on certain traditional equity income sectors are at juicy levels. ...
  17. Index Funds: How Well Did They Do In 2010?

    January 7, 2011
    Many portfolio have index funds as their core holdings. Check out how well they performed in 2010.
  18. Deflation Portfolio Picks

    August 12, 2010
    Where should one invest if fears of deflation are actually on target, and we see real deflation for the first time in decades? ...
  19. 3 Closed-End Funds With The Best Fundamentals

    May 10, 2010
    Investing in closed-end funds offers greater potential than straight index investing.
  20. Fed Open Market Operations And You

    March 23, 2009
    In response to expansionary monetary policy, diversification is still your best play on inflation concerns.
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