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  1. A very good day for a very long Treasury fund

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    Which is why I hold it, for a day like this. Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) - NYSEArca $119.80 $2.01 (1.71%) Ray

  2. Long term treasury ETF are looking interesting

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    Sat, 16 Aug 2014

    Long term treasuries seemed to really pop on Friday August 15.  I have notieced that several of these - especially EDV - make an excellent hedge to ETFs that index a market - especially MDY. I say this because they almost mirror the market index, i.e. when the market is up, the treasury is down, ...

  3. Hedging With Inverse Corporate Bonds

    Commentary

    Fri, 25 Jul 2014

    50% from the beginning of 2008 to the lowest point of the crash, TLT, a 20+ year treasury ETF , ROSE 32.2%. Therefore, an inverse 20+ year treasury ETF would have suffered a 32.2% loss. Option Two - Hedging with Inverse Corporate Bonds

  4. Why to Zig While Others Zag

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    Mon, 24 Jun 2013

    split. You put $6,000 into the Vanguard 500 Index ( VFINX ) and $4,000 in the iShares Barclay’s 7-10 Year Treasury ETF ( IEF ), and you didn’t reinvest any dividends. At the end of September 2007, stocks were up and bonds were flat

  5. Early Test For TIPs

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 May 2013

    apace --- since they are first and foremost low coupon Treasurys. Although the comparison is imperfect, I noted that Treasury ETF IEF (duration 7.6) NAV dropped 3% in the past month while EFT TIP (duration 8.05) NAV dropped 4.75%. So

  6. Huge Bet on UST 7-10 Year Treasury ETF

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    Fri, 10 May 2013

    left scratching our heads. Last Wednesday, the little-followed, largely overlooked ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: UST) went from $12 million in assets under management to more than $833 million overnight. The increase

  7. Minimize Taxes or Maximize After Tax Returns?

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    Wed, 19 Sep 2012

    tax issues that their ‘stand alone’ ETFs does not encounter. iShares points to the Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF that distributed a large capital gain in 2011 when a large shareholder of the mutual fund liquidated their position

  8. Bull Market in Stocks Draws to a Close

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    Mon, 23 May 2011

    the ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury ETF , the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF and the ProShares UltraShort 3-7 Year Treasury ETF to capitalize on the inevitable

  9. The Error-Proof Portfolio: Are Bonds Adding to Your Equity Exposure?

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    Mon, 2 May 2011

    valuation.) The spread between SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield ETF JNK and SPDR Barclays Capital Intermediate Term Treasury ETF ITE was recently 4.85%. Faux Diversification In addition to considering the risks, investors who are venturing

  10. Core CPI Up, but Still Tame

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    Fri, 18 Feb 2011

    you have to be rooting for breadlines and Hoovervilles. A good way to bet on T-note yields rising is the Short Treasury ETF ( TBT ). Health Care Prices Rising So what areas are showing price increases? Health Care costs always seem to run

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