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Mapping The Treasury ETF Yield Curve

Written by David Fabian, August 26th, 2014

One of the most obstinate trends of 2014 has been falling interest rates, which translates into higher prices for U.S. Treasury ETFs. At the end of 2013, nearly every economist and equity bull was predicting higher interest rates as a function of money rotating out of fixed-income and into stocks. However, the bearish sentiment for bonds became so one-sided that many investors started to see tremendous value in this beaten down asset class.

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How This Unique Dividend ETF Is Quietly Killing The Competition

Written by David Fabian, August 22nd, 2014

Dividend ETFs come in all shapes and sizes these days, but finding one that is truly unique is harder than it seems. All of the largest and most well-established funds are based on uninspiring benchmarks that have risen to the point where their yields barely scratch 3% annually.

That’s certainly nothing to write home about when you are constructing a portfolio to deliver sustainable income. In addition, most conservative income investors are concerned about their ETFs holding up under the rigors of interest rate fluctuations and stock market volatility. This is serious money that you can’t play around with if you are in retirement or working on building your nest egg to make it through your golden years. Read more

VIDEO: August 2014 Chart Review

Written by David Fabian, August 22nd, 2014

In our monthly ETF chart roundup video, we take the temperature of the market in relation to its long-term trend lines.  In addition, we profile several key international, sector, commodity, and bond ETFs that are showing signs of opportunity and risk. The important themes to watch this month are financials, energy, small caps, high yield, and gold.  Recorded after the market close on August 21, 2014. A log of our previous videos are posted here.

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