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  • Jun. 8, 2015, 11:14 AM
    • That's pretty impressive considering the last three decades includes big dives in bond prices amid tightening cycles in 1987, 1994, 1999, and 2004, not to mention 2013's taper tantrum.
    • Of course, the Fed has yet to do anything but talk this time around, so what makes this cycle different, says JPMorgan, is it's the first of these bear markets to be driven by non-U.S. events - notably the crash (from highly inflated levels) of European bond markets, particularly Germany.
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    • ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, PTY, RCS, DBL, BTZ, HTR, PCM, SCHZ, JHI, BHK, PLW, TAI, LAG, JMM, GOVT, ICB, FTT, VBF, ARMF, FBND, PAI, EGF, SAGG, GBF, IUSB, TAPR, VBND
    | Jun. 8, 2015, 11:14 AM | 11 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2015, 12:38 PM
    • "More myth than reality," BlackRock (BLK -0.9%) chief Larry Fink tells Barron's of the idea that fixed income ETFs have more potential than mutual funds to pose systemic risk to the markets.
    • If anything, he says, ETFs - - by matching buyers and sellers throughout the trading day - can serve as temporary buffers against selling pressure in ways mutual funds cannot. Most ETF trades take place between buyers and sellers of the ETFs themselves, as opposed to mutual funds which must sell assets as investors ask for their money back.
    • An Investment Company Institute study estimated 19% of bond ETFs trades triggered buying or selling in individual bonds between Jan. 2013 and June 2014.
    • Fink also notes the rise in ETF usage by institutions like pension funds and insurance companies, and how these investors rarely do short-term trades.
    • ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, PTY, RCS, DBL, BTZ, HTR, PCM, SCHZ, JHI, BHK, TAI, JMM, LAG, ICB, VBF, ARMF, FBND, PAI, SAGG, GBF, IUSB, VBND
    | Jun. 5, 2015, 12:38 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 4, 2015, 8:52 AM
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  • Jun. 1, 2015, 2:01 PM
    • SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond (NYSEARCA:LAG) announces monthly distribution of $0.122.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.04% (as of 5/28/2015).
    • Payable June 9; for shareholders of record June 3; ex-div June 1.
    | Jun. 1, 2015, 2:01 PM
  • May 4, 2015, 3:40 PM
    • Despite the rally in Treasurys this year, the 10-year yield was unable to take out its June 2012 low, leaving Jeff Gundlach (DBLTX, DSL) - presenting at Ira Sohn - wondering if we haven't already seen the bottom in rates.
    • What to buy if rates turn higher? Not high-yield, says Gundlach, pointing to research showing a strategy of selling high-yield and buying Treasurys after the Fed begins hiking rates has been a winning one.
    • What Gundlach is buying is Puerto Rican municipal debt - "they've priced in a lot of problems." 20-year paper is going for $0.78 on the dollar - a tax-free yield of 11%.
    • ETFs: AGG, HYG, JNK, BND, BOND, HYLD, SJB, SCHZ, PLW, ANGL, LAG, GOVT, HYLS, UJB, XOVR, FBND, SAGG, QLTC, GBF, IUSB, TAPR, VBND
    | May 4, 2015, 3:40 PM | 18 Comments
  • May 4, 2015, 11:00 AM
    • Contemplating his own demise having turned 70, Bill Gross (MUTF:JUCAX), suggests asset prices could be well past that age in "market years." If so, where is one to turn for returns? "An unconstrained portfolio and an unconstrained mindset comes in handy."
    • "The successful portfolio manager for the next 35 years will be one that refocuses on the possibility of periodic negative annual returns and miniscule Sharpe ratios and who employs defensive choices that can be mildly levered to exceed cash returns," says Gross, pointing to his recent idea of shorting German Bunds. Yielding around 0%, there's no cost of carry, and a return to 1% or 2% yields is surely inevitable (or not). Modestly levered, it's a 15-20% capital return ... timing uncertain.
    • ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, SCHZ, LAG, DI, FBND, RIGS, SAGG, GBF, IUSB, LDUR, FWDB, VBND
    | May 4, 2015, 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 1, 2015, 2:16 PM
     
    • SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond (NYSEARCA:LAG) announces monthly distribution of $0.121.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 1.91% (as of 4/29/2015).
    • Payable May 11; for shareholders of record May 5; ex-div May 1.
    | May 1, 2015, 2:16 PM
  • Apr. 27, 2015, 12:29 PM
    • "Funny how bonds were labeled 'certificates of confiscation' in the early 80s (the long bond yielded in the teens then)," tweets Bill Gross. "What should we call them now when many interest rates are negative," he adds.
    • Gross caused a bit of stir last week when he called German 10-year Bunds - then yielding about 10 basis points - the short of a lifetime, even better than the pound in 1993.
    • Previously: EU debt levels surge to records (April 21)
    • ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, SCHZ, LAG, DI, FBND, RIGS, SAGG, GBF, IUSB, LDUR, FWDB, VBND
    | Apr. 27, 2015, 12:29 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 16, 2015, 9:40 AM
    • The Big Short was Michael Lewis' classic about how some made billions shorting subprime mortgage-backed securities ahead of the financial collapse. Now hedge funder Paul Singer says he's found a bigger short in plain old bonds.
    • Speaking at the Grant's Spring Conference, Singer wonders "why bondholders persist in trusting that the central banks will be capable of creating just enough inflation and not a farthing more."
    • Further, why do bondholders believe - as the former Fed chair, now citizen blogger (and now with Ken Griffin's Citadel) has said - that central bankers can cure an inflation overshoot in "ten minutes."
    • Inflation, says Singer, is already perky if you hang around the same circles he does. "The roaring markets for financial assets, high-end real estate and art, and other things that investors and the rich own or use, should be seen for what it is: a modern and peculiar form of inflation which is sectorial and emerges from a modern and peculiar policy mix. And this is the coming attraction for a more generalized inflation of the future.."
    • ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, BNDX, BWX, SCHZ, PLW, LAG, IGOV, GOVT, DI, FBND, RIGS, SAGG, GBF, IUSB, LDUR, TAPR, FWDB, VBND
    | Apr. 16, 2015, 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 1, 2015, 12:50 PM
    • SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond (NYSEARCA:LAG) announces monthly distribution of $0.121.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.04% (as of 3/30/2015).
    • Payable Apr 10; for shareholders of record Apr 6; ex-div Apr 1.
    | Apr. 1, 2015, 12:50 PM
  • Mar. 19, 2015, 2:23 PM
    | Mar. 19, 2015, 2:23 PM | 9 Comments
  • Mar. 18, 2015, 4:34 PM
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  • Mar. 16, 2015, 2:56 PM
    • Checking out sharp oil decline episodes in 1985, 1997-98, and 2008-09, Natixis' Patrick Artus sees a number of statistically robust consequences. Among them are a rise in real wages, corporate profits, and real interest rates.
    • In those instances since the introduction of the euro, the oil fall has also resulted in a weaker euro (we can check that one off already).
    • The bottom line, says Artus, is an optimistic view on the economy, especially the eurozone.
    • ETFs: AGG, FXE, BND, BOND, EUO, ERO, SCHZ, DRR, EUFX, LAG, ULE, URR, SAGG, GBF, FBND, IUSB, VBND
    | Mar. 16, 2015, 2:56 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 11, 2015, 9:46 AM
    • "The Fed is intent on being a blockhead," says Jeff Gundlach, arguing the U.S. central bank is about to make the same mistake the ECB did in 2011 when it hiked interest rates. The ECB found itself quickly reversing course as the higher rates helped precipitate a blow-up in the euro-periphery.
    • "Don't do it," he warns those who are thinking about going contrarian and shorting the dollar (UUP, UDN). Currency trends, he says, tend to go on and on. "The dollar, which has been a world leader, is going to be a world leader."
    • ETFs: AGG, UUP, BND, BOND, UDN, SCHZ, UUPT, FORX, UDNT, LAG, USDU, SAGG, GBF, FBND, IUSB, VBND
    | Mar. 11, 2015, 9:46 AM | 23 Comments
  • Mar. 2, 2015, 1:43 PM
    • SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond (NYSEARCA:LAG) announces monthly distribution of $0.120.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.01% (as of 2/26/2015).
    • Payable Mar 10; for shareholders of record Mar 4; ex-div Mar 2.
    | Mar. 2, 2015, 1:43 PM
  • Feb. 24, 2015, 12:50 PM
    • The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (NYSEARCA:TOTL) rolled out today by State Street (NYSE:STT) will invest in a broad portfolio of debt securities.
    • As an active ETF the fund will be managed by veteran fixed income investor, Jeff Gundlach, his team at DoubleLine Capital and State Street Global Advisors.
    • "DoubleLine obviously brings a history and proven track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns,” says James Ross, executive vice president and global head of SPDR ETFs at State Street Global Advisors.
    • Other total market fixed income ETFs: AGG, BND, BOND, SCHZ, LAG, SAGG, GBF, RIGS, DI, FBND, LDUR, FWDB, IUSB, VBND
    | Feb. 24, 2015, 12:50 PM | 3 Comments
BNDS Description
The SPDR® Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index.
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