How 'Safe' Investments Can Destroy Client Portfolios
After years of low interest rates and rising stock markets, once-conservative strategies might actually be putting investors in risky situations. Here's where some income investors are going wrong.
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Investors dumped ETFs that invest in bonds ahead of yesterday's Fed statement on concern officials would get closer to raising interest rates. more »
Big names in the bond industry have lent their names to actively-managed ETFs, betting their reputations will translate into investor interest. But active management's recent record against index funds makes it a tough sell for some. more »
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One sector flips a truism for dividend investing. See some of the ETFs that let you invest in it. more »
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The strong launch of an ETF with Jeffrey Gundlach's name behind it demonstrates there is room for more growth in actively managed ETFs, industry observers say. more »
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Some fixed-income funds behave like equities, failing to give sufficient downside protection to a diversified portfolio. more »
Where should advisors look for dividends in the stock market? Here's a closer look at what S&P 500 sectors yield, how dividends have been growing (or shrinking) in relation to the overall market, and what percentage of stocks in the sector provide a dividend. more »
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