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Should Nervous Investors Be Looking to High-Yield ETFs Now?

Even after a more than 10-year bull market and with stock markets still not too far off all-time highs, there is plenty for investors to worry about: increased volatility, disappointing ...
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Are High-Yield ETFs Worth a Look for Nervous Investors?

Even after a nine-year bull market and with stock markets not too far off all-time highs, there is plenty for investors to worry about: increased volatility, rising interests rates, the ...
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What If High-Yield and Junk Bonds Do Not Collapse?

One of the victims of the recent market trends has been the junk bond, or high-yield, market. Financial media and market pundits have warned that things got too rosy in the ...
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ETF Folly: Just When You Thought Bond Yields Would Skyrocket

Bond yields have risen over the past month or two, and many investors expected those yields to keep rising. That was before Monday. The latest European debacle in Cyprus wanting to steal ...
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Option Trading Shows Caution in Junk Bond Values (JNK, HYG, HYV, DHF)

It is no secret that we have grown cautious in the area of high-yield corporate debt, also known more commonly as junk bonds. Our concerns are not the underlying credit ...
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The Junk Bond Bubble May Have Peaked (JNK, HYG, VYM, PHK, HYV)

Dividend and income oriented investors need to be on the lookout as of now as the formation of a bubble among the high dividend and high-yield stocks and funds appears to ...
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Junk Bond Dividend Chase May Have Peaked With Big Fund Premiums (JNK, HYG, HYD, HYV, DHF, PHK, HIX)

We have been talking about dividend bubbles forming for about two weeks as of now.  Can the bubbles continue to inflate?  Sure.  But you better take a look at the ...
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Junk Bond Spreads Getting Tighter and Tighter To Treasuries (JNK, HYG, HYV)

Junk bonds, or those high-yield bonds which are under BBB- at S&P or under Baa3 at Moody's, have seen one massive rally since the lows of the summer.  Some may wonder ...
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ETF Inflows Show Key Sentiment Change: Risk & Income Tops Safe-Havens (SPY, GLD, SHY, JNK, HYG, IWM, VWO, DIA)

IndexUniverse.com has now released its July 2012 ETF Fund Flows data and the report is showing some key changes for the month on different asset classes.  The total ETF fund ...
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Opportunity & Risk: Junk Bond Spreads Nearing 700 Basis Points (HYG, JNK, PHB, HYV, HIO, PHK, JPM, EPD)

While everyone remains focused on the jobs report and the European meltdown, investors are having a harder and harder time finding real investment returns.  Germany actually saw negative yields briefly ...
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Are Junk Bonds Being Hit Too Hard? (JNK, HYG, PHK, MSY, HIO, HYV)

Bonds of the Treasury variety may be the safe haven against a falling stock market.  They hardly pay anything in yield, but they haven't yet faced a meltdown. The woes ...
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Junk Bonds At Critical Juncture, Dividends & Yields Galore (JNK, HYG, PHB, HYV, PHT, PHK, AWF, HIX, HIO)

Junk bonds, or high-yield bonds are at a level that all income investors need to be paying attention to.  After a big recovery in the sector and after the markets ...
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When Junk Bonds Are Just Priced Too Ugly (HYG, JNK, HYT, PHK, HYF)

Barron's is talking up junk-rated debt.  We have been expecting that some media outlets would begin to notice how the spreads over Treasury yields were growing and growing and now ...
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Dividend Alternatives From High Yield Funds (HYG, JNK, PHIGX, USHYX, DVHYX, HIO, DHF, HYT)

We have been screening our universe of the high-yield dividends for investors now that investors are growing more concerned each day and each week.   Now we are looking at junk ...
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Junk Bond Funds Losing Face On Treasury Yields (HIO, MHY, PHK, HYG, JNK)

As the economic outlook continues to improve, lower Treasury bond prices and higher yields seem to be putting pressure on several of the key high-yield bond funds on the market ...
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