News About <![CDATA[ISHARES J.P. MORGAN USD EMERGING MARKETS BOND ETF]]> News About en-us <![CDATA[April 14, 2014: Momentum Stocks Crashed, How About Momentum Tactical Allocation?]]> industry_sector_style_rotation_042014

We review the recent performance of  portfolios in various momentum investment categories. 

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<![CDATA[More Evidence of a Return to Emerging Markets ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[ETF Flows Report for 04/11/2014]]> <![CDATA[ETF Flows Report for 04/08/2014]]> <![CDATA[April 7, 2014: The Unbeatable US Stocks And Bonds Balance Portfolio?]]> mpiq_core_vbinx_2012

Is a simple 60% US stocks and 40% US bonds balanced portfolio unbeatable? We answer this question by looking at past performance in various periods and discuss the investment outlook. 

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<![CDATA[U.S. investors look to profit on Brazil rate hike]]> <![CDATA[Five Key Strategies For ETF Income Investors]]> Related posts:
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  2. Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund, PIMCO ETF Trust]
  3. Yorkville High Income MLP ETF Declares Quarterly Distribution [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust]
  4. Three Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF]
  5. State Street Introduces International Junk Bond ETF [SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]
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<![CDATA[Investors Want Emerging Market Bond ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[ETF Flows Report for 04/02/2014]]> <![CDATA[ETF Flows Report for 04/01/2014]]> <![CDATA[March 31, 2014: Strategic Asset Allocation Portfolio Review]]> saa_q12014

We review the performance of  asset classes strategic portfolios  in the first quarter. We also discuss the outlook for strategic portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[Investors Trickle Back to Emerging Markets ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[ETF Flows Report for 03/31/2014]]> <![CDATA[March 24, 2014: Time Diversification In Portfolio Rebalance]]> time_diversification_gs_032014

We discuss variable annuity investing and review some typical variable annuity plans and their portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[ETFs With Significant Exposure to Russian Bonds]]> ]]> <![CDATA[More Colombia Could be Coming to Your EM Bond ETF]]> ]]> <![CDATA[March 17, 2014: Variable Annuity Portfolio Review]]> variable_annuity_03172014

We discuss variable annuity investing and review some typical variable annuity plans and their portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[Don’t Expect a Bigger Indian Presence in EM Bond ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[March 10, 2014: Where Are We Now In Valuation And Momentum Phases?]]> spy-trend-following-momentum-rolling5yr-032014

We review Schwab  brokerage specific portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[Some Help for Emerging Markets Bond ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[A High-Yield Play On Emerging Markets]]> Related posts:
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  2. Emerging Markets: Emerging Crisis or Media Hysteria? [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]
  3. Three Truths About Emerging Market Investing [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]
  4. Best Way To Profit From The Collapse In Emerging Markets [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]
  5. Time To Consider Emerging Markets ETFs? [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]
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<![CDATA[March 3, 2014: Schwab Portfolios Review]]> schwab_total_bond_pttrx_32014

We review Schwab  brokerage specific portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[February 24, 2014: Fidelity Portfolios Review]]> fidelity-mutual-fund-portfolios-compare-022014

We review Fidelity brokerage specific portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[February 17, 2014: Versatile Portfolios Review]]> composite-022014

We review stock and bond portfolios and their composite portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[February 10, 2014: Total Return Bond Fund Upgrade Portfolios]]> total-return-bonds-22014

We review our total return bond fund upgrade portfolios. We again advocate using these portfolios for fixed income investing. 

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<![CDATA[ETF Insider: Sell On The Pop Prospects February 10th Edition]]> Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com.

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<![CDATA[Fine Tuning Your ETF Income Portfolio For 2014]]> Related posts:
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  3. Are Default Fears Spreading From China To The U.S.? [SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF, iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund]
  4. WisdomTree To Begin Trading The WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Zero Duration Fund (NASDAQ:AGZD)
  5. WisdomTree To Begin Trading The WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration Fund (NASDAQ:AGND)
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<![CDATA[Junk Bond ETFs Gain Traction Despite Risk-Off Environment]]> ]]> <![CDATA[February 3, 2014: Alternative Investment Funds & Diversified Portfolios]]> swensen-022014

Permanent portfolios and risk parity portfolios are doing better in the recent selloff. We also review several types of alternative mutual funds. 

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<![CDATA[Bond ETFs See Best Start Since ’08]]> ]]> <![CDATA[A Duration Story, In Pictures]]> Related posts:
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  2. AdvisorShares Launches New Low Duration Bond ETF [iShares Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]
  3. Long-Term Treasury ETFs Back In Focus [Vanguard Extended Duration ETF, iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]
  4. One Bond, Two Strategies: Meet The Short Duration Two-Step
  5. WisdomTree To Begin Trading The WisdomTree BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Bond Zero Duration Fund (NASDAQ:HYZD)
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<![CDATA[It’s Not All Bad in Emerging Market Debt ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Playing Defense With Emerging Market Bond ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[January 27, 2014: What To Do In A Low Return Environment]]> dashboard-2014

We announce our fee change, new website improvement and discuss what to do in the current market environment. 

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<![CDATA[Emerging markets continue to sink; now it’s Argentina]]> <![CDATA[January 20, 2014: Become an Enlightened Investor]]> funds_taa_portfolios_compare_012014

To become an enlightened investor, one has to recognize her/his own weakness and understand the nature of the markets and strategies used. 

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<![CDATA[iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF Experiences Big Inflow]]> <![CDATA[Robust Demand Could Lift EM Bond ETFs]]> ]]> <![CDATA[January 13, 2014: 2013 Year End Review of Lazy and Strategic Portfolios]]> portfolio-review

2013 performance review for lazy portfolios, brokerage and asset management suggested portfolios. We also reveal our asset class outlook for the intermediate term. 

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<![CDATA[No One Likes Emerging Markets]]> ]]> <![CDATA[January 6, 2014: Lessons Learned in 2013]]> six_core_asset_TAA_2013

We review the important lessons we learned from 2013 by studying the behavior of representative portfolios. 

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<![CDATA[Investors Continued Pulling Cash from EM Funds in Q4]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Appetite for Emerging Markets Corporates Still Robust]]> ]]> <![CDATA[December 30, 2013: How To Benchmark Portfolios]]> retirement-balance-122013

We discussed 3 ways to benchmark a portfolio: using strategic asset allocation portfolios, custom static portfolios and inflation adjusted returns. 

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<![CDATA[Quiet Bull Calls on Emerging Markets]]> ]]> <![CDATA[December 23, 2013: Vanguard ETF, Mutual Fund & Retirement Income ETF Plans Update]]> favorite_dashboard

We discussed several rules of thumb to efficiently arrange investment strategies in taxable and tax deferred accounts for tax efficiency purpose. 

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<![CDATA[Goldman’s Discouraging View of Emerging Markets]]> ]]> <![CDATA[What Did 2013 Mean For Fixed Income Markets?]]> Related posts:
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  4. 2007/2013: You Will Never Look At The Markets The Same Way Again
  5. The Pioneer Diversified High Income Fund Deserves Its Premium
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<![CDATA[December 16, 2013: Tax Efficient Portfolio Planning]]> most_aggressive_etfs_122013

We discussed several rules of thumb to efficiently arrange investment strategies in taxable and tax deferred accounts for tax efficiency purpose. 

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<![CDATA[How Fed Tightening Endangers Emerging Market ETFs]]> ]]>