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A Bond ETF Portfolio from Kiplinger

Kiplinger’s Laura Cohn recently wrote about the rising popularity of Bond ETFs and shared a diversified portfolio of five of her favorite exchange traded funds. The portfolio includes: 25% iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond (CSJ) 25% SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond (BWX) 20% iShares iBoxx $ High-Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) 15% iShares Barclays […]

Muni Bond ETFs – Active or Passive?

Bond Buyer‘s Dan Seymour takes a look at the exchange traded fund choices for municipal bond investors in the article The Two Faces of ETFs. Seymour compares passive and active funds while getting insight from both investment managers and fund sponsors on the pros and cons of actively managed municipal bond ETFs. Active fund managers, […]

Best ETFs for 2010

Investment adviser Steven Goldberg provides his picks for the top exchange traded funds for 2010 on Kiplinger.com. Goldberg belives that the market will reward shares of the biggest and strongest companies this year and, within that category, the faster growers among them. Goldberg’s ETF portfolio for 2010 includes: 55% Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) […]

Investing in Bonds with ETFs

For investors willing to look beyond cash for yield, bonds are the next step up the risk ladder. The WSJ‘s Jonathan Burton explores how ETFs can play a role in his article Using ETFs for Bond Bets. Building a diversified portfolio of individual bonds is hard and expensive for most investors, so funds are the […]

Financial Shenanigans by a Mutual Fund – Who Knew?

For investors looking for a safe, fixed yield from municipal bonds, the WSJ’s Jason Zweig has a warning: watch out for mutual fund managers who are making risky bets. In the article Muni-Bond Bargains: Devil’s in the Details, Zweig highlights the case of the Eaton Vance National Municipals Fund which was down 31.6% in 2008.  Turns out […]

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