TLT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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?
  2. Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    January 16, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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, ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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. ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. Where Not To Invest In 2010

    December 29, 2009
    Investors in these investment categories will likely have an uphill battle seeing upside in 2010.
  35. 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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