TLT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Play the Rotation Out of High Yielders (XLU, TLT)

    April 21, 2016
    The market may be at the cusp of a rotation out of high yielding instruments and into growth plays.
  2. Government Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ZROZ, EDV)

    April 17, 2016
    Find out how government bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing YTD in 2016, and which are the best and worst performers.
  3. The 3 Largest U.S. Government ETFs (TIP, SHY)

    April 7, 2016
    Learn about the benefits of U.S. government ETFs, and explore the three largest government funds available on the market ...
  4. Long-Term Treasury Bond ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (TLT, ...

    April 5, 2016
    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury long-term bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  5. 5 Government Bond ETFs Popular in 2016 (SHY, IEF)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover how the five most popular government bond ETFs can provide access to Treasuries with short-, intermediate- and long-term ...
  6. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    February 24, 2016
    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  7. The 3 Best (and 2 Worst) Bond ETFs Right Now

    January 21, 2016
    The junk bond market is on thin ice. Here are ETFs to avoid and consider as a result.
  8. These ETFs Are Best Bets for Market Volatility

    January 20, 2016
    The market is crashing, but that presents opportunities. Here are some exchange-traded funds that may present some upside ...
  9. The Top 5 Bond ETFs for 2016 (CWB, TLT)

    January 14, 2016
    Find out which five bond ETFs investors should consider heading into 2016, and why the Federal Reserve's rate policies could ...
  10. TLT: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

    December 28, 2015
    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  11. The Most Important Moving Averages For Investors (AAPL, TLT)

    December 18, 2015
    Investors focus on fundamental criteria to choose portfolio candidates but adding moving averages to their analysis will ...
  12. Best ETFs for the Remainder of 2015 (TLT, EUM)

    October 14, 2015
    These ETFs might not hit their stride in 2015, but they should outperform the market over the next 1-3 years.
  13. 3 ETFs to Play the Fed's Interest Rate Decision (VNQ, XLU)

    September 23, 2015
    These three ETFs offer strong ways to play the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise rates.
  14. Top 4 Treasurys ETFs (SHY, IEI)

    September 22, 2015
    Learn about the specifics of the top four U.S. Treasury ETFs and how investors can buy ETFs that invest in bonds along the ...
  15. Investors Are Turning To These 3 Bond ETFs

    September 10, 2015
    With the volatility in the equity market, investors are turning to bonds. We'll take a look at three bond ETFs that are providing ...
  16. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  17. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies (FSLR, TLT)

    August 21, 2015
    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  18. Worried About Bond Market Liquidity? Try ETFs

    August 7, 2015
    If you're looking for liquidity in the bond market, then turn to bond ETFs. Here is an analysis of 11 to consider.
  19. 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    July 28, 2015
    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  20. Pros and Cons: Preferred Stock ETFs vs. Bond ETFs

    April 14, 2015
    A look at the differences between preferred stock ETFs and bond ETFs and when you should invest in one over the other.
  21. Is HYG a Smart High Yield Corporate Bond Play?

    April 1, 2015
    High yield is in high demand, but whether or not you should invest in iShares HYG ETF will depend heavily on your risk appetite. ...
  22. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    March 19, 2015
    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  23. Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    January 16, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  24. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    December 29, 2014
    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  25. Correction May Be Getting Under Way -- Protect Your Profits

    September 14, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices lost ground last week, led by the broad market S&P 500, which was down 1.1%. ​Halfway through ...
  26. Making A Case For Long Bonds

    May 12, 2014
    The rising rates everyone expects this year have yet to arrive. In fact, some evidence points to low rates for a longer time ...
  27. Forget Bonds -- Buy These 6% Yielders Instead

    April 24, 2014
    With its constant ups and downs, investing in stocks is like a roller-coaster ride. Investing in bonds, on the other hand, ...
  28. Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    March 31, 2014
    With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning ...
  29. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC, EWA, TLT Hinge on Trade Data and ...

    January 6, 2014
    Following another holiday-shortened trading week, Wall Street started off the New Year on a sour note. U.S. equity markets ...
  30. Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  31. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, TLT, EWC Hinge On Retail Data, FOMC, ...

    October 28, 2013
    U.S. equities pushed higher last week as Wall Street digested a slew of earnings and economic reports. Caterpillar (CAT)–one ...
  32. Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades

    October 8, 2013
    According to Bond King Bill Gross, investors may be in for a low interest rate environment for a very very long time. Point ...
  33. Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: TLT In Spotlight As Fed Sets ...

    September 18, 2013
    Bullish momentum stuck around on Tuesday as investors cheered on Microsoft’s 22% dividend hike along with news of ...
  34. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  35. Market Wrap for Wednesday, August 14: U.S. Stocks Fall Mid-Week; ...

    August 14, 2013
    The U.S. stock market fell for most of Wednesday's trading session, finishing near its worst levels of the day. The ...
  36. ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    July 31, 2013
    Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ...
  37. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  38. What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    June 13, 2013
    Bonds are supposed to be safe investments. But what most fixed-income investors don't realize is that bonds have rarely ...
  39. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    April 3, 2013
    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily ...
  40. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  41. How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    February 6, 2013
    Breakout strategies appeal to all traders and investors, from those trading one-minute charts to daily or weekly charts. ...
  42. Is The Bond Bubble Going To Burst?

    November 14, 2012
    The steady inflation of bond prices and growing public debts has led many fund managers and analysts to warn that a "bond ...
  43. 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, ...
  44. Wednesday's ETF Chart To Watch: Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond ...

    August 29, 2012
    Major equity indexes popped higher at the open setting new highs for the year, only to give into lunchtime profit-taking ...
  45. 3 ETFs To Watch This Week: VXX, GERJ, TLT

    August 27, 2012
    Once again, Wall Street finds itself walking on eggshells, unwilling and unable to jump in full force into the markets. Last ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Three “Dividend ETFs” That Go Beyond Stocks

    July 25, 2012
    Over the past several years, interest in ETFs that offer exposure to high yielding asset classes has surged. From dividend-paying ...
  48. 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.
  49. Is It Time For A Permanent Strategy?

    May 11, 2012
    Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio could help you create a steady core portfolio regardless of the market environment.
  50. 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. ...
  51. ETFs to Hedge Another Sell-Off

    October 24, 2011
    When the market is down, look for a way to get up. Here are four ETFs to hedge against another market sell-off.
  52. 7 Growth Stocks with Upside Potential

    July 20, 2011
    These are treacherous waters for individuals and institutions to navigate, says Andrew Horowitz, who tells’s ...
  53. Looking At The Long Bonds

    August 16, 2010
    Over the longer term, inflation in store for investors. But in the short run, the United States could be in for a bout of ...
  54. The Good And Bad Bond ETFs

    July 15, 2010
    Bond ETFs are not all created equal, and investors should know which are the best to buy right now.
  55. Where Not To Invest In 2010

    December 29, 2009
    Investors in these investment categories will likely have an uphill battle seeing upside in 2010.
  56. 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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