A fixed-income strategy for squeezing the most yield out of your bond portfolio.
Seven other Morningstar Medalists were downgraded, and three funds were placed under review.
This ETF follows a rules-based index that avoids the lowest-rated junk bonds.
Common measures of tracking performance don't tell the full story.
It may be tempting to try to catch a rebound, but know what you're getting into first.
The biggest return-driver for commodity futures is market structure, not fundamentals or spot prices.
In light of the increased compensation being offered by the asset class, we spotlight a corporate-bond ETF with limited interest-rate risk.
Before speculating with futures-based ETPs, take a moment to look under the hood.
Gold-rated Fidelity Total Bond automatically reinvests dividends and avoids trading commissions, while its ETF counterpart is more suitable for investors who value intraday liquidity and portfolio disclosure.
Globally, calorie consumption is growing and could spur demand as well as a need for greater agricultural productivity.
Exchange-traded funds' unique structure provides two sources of liquidity.
Junk-bond ETFs have become a hot topic in 2015, as liquidity concerns heat up ahead of potential Fed action.
The second half of the year is shaping up to be even more eventful than the first.
It can be helpful to evaluate both fundamental and relative equity valuations, with a few caveats.
This ETF is light on interest-rate risk and light on credit risk.
Powershares Senior Loan ETF can play a valuable supporting role within a broader bond portfolio, but investors need to set realistic performance expectations.
Interest-rate floors have become the norm for bank loans amid persistent near-zero interest rates.
This ETF offers a cheap and broadly diversified way to invest in the volatile energy sector.
Investors looking for exposure to crude may appreciate this ETF's sensitivity to oil prices.
For better or for worse, exchange-traded products have made commodities markets more accessible to investors.
It offers an attractive yield but is heavily concentrated in the industrials sector.
Despite their relatively low expected returns, bonds still provide diversification and stability.
The energy patch looks attractive from a relative valuation perspective.
Let's set the record straight about the world's first ETF--it wasn't SPY.
We can apply fundamental and relative valuation techniques to equity ETFs, with a few caveats.
An increasing number of investors are actively using beta in their attempt to create alpha.
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ETF investors are loading up on junk bonds and repositioning their inflation hedges; should you?
Rather than "insuring" your portfolio, you could be "ensuring" a loss.
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Yield-hungry investors also loaded up on junk bonds, while rate hike fears push fixed-income investors to the short end of the yield curve.
Domestic equities led steady ETF inflows last month, a reversal of January's hefty outflows.
Two homebuilder ETFs with similar labels but very different subindustry exposures.
ETF popularity from last year continues into 2010.
A quick overview of some health-care ETF plays and some stats to consider.
The firm has filed to launch actively managed exchange-traded funds.
Individual bonds and bond ETFs are two completely different animals.
Options for profiting in an environment characterized by slow growth, tighter regulations, and lower corporate profitability.
A panel of industry executives discuss the recent controversies surrounding commodity ETFs.
The U.S. ETF industry finished 2009 with nearly 50% year-over-year asset growth.
Some ETF investors are piling into gold while others are betting on a strengthening greenback.
The bond giant is ready to launch three short-term and two municipal-bond ETFs.
ETF fund flow data show investors are still worried about the soundness of the U.S. economy.
Brokerage giant readies eight new ETFs offering "cheap beta" exposure.
TIPS and commodities funds draw investor dollars, as ETF inflows break through another barrier in September.
Using an ETF to invest in biotechs makes a ton of sense.
This ETF gives exposure to investors looking to bet that discretionary spending can make a comeback.
We take a walk around the "always in the news" financials sector.
While total industry flows were up for another consecutive month, 'exchange-traded derivative funds' finally took a breather.
Not all areas of the health-care sector would be under the same pressure should sweeping regulation pass. This ETF targets one of them.