New ETFs On The Block: Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF (SOVB)

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With ten-year US Treasury yielding less than two percent, many investors – particularly the baby boomers and the retirees, are thirsty for higher returns from their fixed-income portfolios. Unfortunately, with many developed economies turning to negative interest rates as a standard monetary policy tool, earning higher compensation for owning sovereign debt is becoming increasingly difficult. Los Angeles based Cambria Investment …

New ETFs On The Block: Guggenheim Total Return Bond ETF (GTO)

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Actively managed exchange-traded funds have failed to capture investors’ imagination in the US despite the overall ETF industry growing apace with assets under management crossing $2 trillion in 2015. Actively managed fixed income funds, however, have fared better by cornering two-thirds of the $24 billion overall active niche. New York-based Guggenheim Partners – the eighth largest US ETF issuer, recently …

New ETFs On The Block: WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (UBND)

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Unconstrained funds, as the name implies, break this shackle and provide the flexibility that may be required to operate across different market conditions. A world that is characterized by diverging central bank policies, uncontrollable government debt from Greece to Puerto Rico and massive stock market volatility, unconstrained strategy may appeal to investors that are looking to adjust portfolios quickly amid …

New ETFs On The Block: Global-X Yieldco Index ETF (YLCO)

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After Investment guru Carl Icahn’s latest warning this week that all asset classes in the US are overvalued and equity markets are likely to witness a sharp pullback later this year once the rate-hike cycle gets underway, many analysts are suggesting relatively safer high-yield bonds in certain sectors that are largely immune to interest rates. If spreads narrow toward the …

New ETFs On The Block: SPDR Doubleline Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL)

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Jeffry Gundlach, the famed bond-fund manager of DoubleLine Capital that oversees $64 billion in assets, recently got involved with State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) to launch its first exchange-traded fund in the country. The newly launched SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL) is an actively-managed fund that will face the challenges in a slowly evolving fixed-income landscape and will …

New ETFs On The Block: SIT Rising Rate ETF (RISE)

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Since fixed-income instruments lose value when interest rates rise, owners of bond exchange-traded fund portfolios have reasons to get worried amid an improving economy and a steadily declining unemployment rate. Although the Fed seems to be taking a patient approach, many investors are looking for products to hedge their bond portfolios amid the growing chatter of a Fed Funds Rate …