By Tom Lydon Published December 29, 2018 ETFs FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Investors finding opportunities in emerging markets? ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon on the challenges investing in this market environment and the market impact from U.S. trade tensions with China. Exchange traded fund investors were forced to be more nimble in 2018 to adapt to the volatile market conditions. Continue Reading Below While that volatility dragged down global markets, some traders are sifting through the wreckage in hopes of finding some bargains, such as the oversold emerging markets, which have been particularly hit following the intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China. The emerging markets now look like an attractive value play, with the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index trading at a 10.5 price-to-earnings, compared to the S&P 500's 16.7 P/E. ETF investors are also taking notice of the cheapness and growth … [Read more...] about ETF investors sift through the wreckage for 2019 plays
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByCarla Fried Oct. 12, 2018 For the first time since the financial crisis, playing it safe is paying off for income investors. After a decade when conservative money market funds and similar short-term investments yielded close to zero, it is now possible to earn about 2 percent and even a bit more. Vanguard Prime Money Market fund yields more than 2 percent. A six-month Treasury bill yields 2.4 percent, up from 0.6 percent at the beginning of 2017. Ally Bank pays a 3 percent annual yield on a five-year certificate of deposit, with an early withdrawal fee equal to five months of interest. Goldman Sachs’s online consumer bank, Marcus, pays 1.95 percent on a savings account. Money invested in savings and C.D. bank accounts is guaranteed to hold its value. Money market mutual funds … [Read more...] about Income Investors Finally Have a Chance to Cash In
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCarla Fried July 13, 2018 Bonds issued by United States companies with strong balance sheets have been delivering the weakest returns of all major American bond categories this year, adding to the headaches of fixed-income investors. There have been plenty of problems affecting all bonds. Rising interest rates pushed yields higher and bond prices lower. So far, higher yields have not offset the declines in bond prices. (Total return in a bond fund is the combination of a portfolio’s yield and the changes to the price of its bonds.) But the returns of high-quality bonds have been eye-opening. For example, the $20 billion Vanguard Intermediate Term Corporate Bond Index fund lost 3 percent in the first half of the year, and the $33 billion iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond E.T.F. lost 4.4 … [Read more...] about How It Got Riskier to Own High-Quality Corporate Bonds
0 View Comments NEW YORK (AP) — For holders of bond funds, the Federal Reserve is providing a reminder that even those buttoned-down, conservative investments carry some risk. Bond prices fall as interest rates rise, and the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate by another quarter of a percentage point Wednesday. The central bank also said it may raise rates two more times this year, a faster pace than it indicated a few months ago. With interest rates on the rise, the prices of bonds siting in funds' portfolios could drop because they suddenly look less attractive than newly issued bonds. Even if the fund doesn't sell the bond, and thereby avoids locking in the paper loss, its share price will drop. The largest bond mutual fund dipped 0.1 percent on Wednesday and has lost 2.4 percent so far this year. Bond funds have grown in popularity as aging populations seek a steady source of income with less risk than stocks. Bond funds that track indexes are particularly in favor … [Read more...] about As Fed raises rates, popular bond index funds get pinched
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