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Maxing Out Dividend Yields Using ETFs

Written by David Fabian, June 20th, 2017

Setting reasonable expectations for dividend income is an aspect of investing that many retirees have yet to embrace. With 10-Year Treasury yields hovering in the low two percent range, there is generally a need for other investment options to supplement high quality fixed-income. This is often when investors turn to exchange-traded funds that track a basket of riskier assets to generate the income they desire or to chase a top-performing market sector.

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My Favorite ETFs Have Nothing To Do With Trump

Written by David Fabian, April 29th, 2017

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency has been good for the stock market.  Whether you agree with his policies or not, there is optimism for the future of the global economy that is being reflected in the recent price action.

Now, of course, that doesn’t mean we are going to see a straight path of gains for the next four years.  There are going to be a myriad of stumbling blocks, uncertainty, and possibly even a bear market that will creep up when we least expect it.  Those declines will be opportunities for those who are ready to take advantage with cash on the sidelines and a well-tuned watch list of solid funds to buy. Read more

The 3 Biggest Treasury Bond ETFs And How To Use Them

Written by David Fabian, April 18th, 2017

Treasury bonds continue to be a stalwart position among income investors and those who opt for credit quality over yield or other characteristics of fixed-income.  Treasuries benefit from the highest credit rating possible and are backed by the full faith of the U.S. Government.  They are also the most directly susceptible to interest rate fluctuations and would perform poorly during a secular period of rising rates.

One attractive way to own Treasury bonds is through a diversified exchange-traded fund (ETF).  This vehicle creates the flexibility to directly hone in on a certain maturity or index methodology in an extremely low-cost and liquid package.

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New ETF Takes A Smart Look At Small Cap Dividend Stocks

Written by David Fabian, March 21st, 2017

Small cap stocks are traditionally known as centers of growth in the global capital markets.  These companies often demonstrate greater risk due to their diminished market footprint.  However, they also offer compelling performance and diversification dynamics for investors with a higher risk tolerance.

Most exchange-traded funds that track this segment are focused on broad swaths of the small cap category.  They typically own hundreds, if not thousands, of individual stocks with market capitalization’s of less than $2-$3 billion.

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ETF Investors Seek Shelter In Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

Written by David Fabian, March 07th, 2017

Rising interest rates are making many bond fund investors nervous about the prospects for weakening future returns and unstable risk dynamics.  This fear is putting some fuel behind ETF strategies that short Treasuries or sectors such as bank loans that have historically performed well in a rising rate environment.

The PowerShares Bank Loan Portfolio (BKLN), which invests in a basket of floating rate notes and senior loans, has accumulated more than $2.4 billion since the U.S. election.  That confidence has so far been rewarded with a steadily rising price trend versus the volatility that has pervaded most aggregate bond benchmarks.

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