As the deteriorating situation in Ukraine rattles global markets, Matt Tucker examines the fixed income side of the story, taking a closer look at the conflict’s impact on the overall bond market.
The use of fixed income ETFs is on the rise. Matt Tucker explores who is utilizing these investments and why they’re growing in popularity.
As investors re-evaluate their bond portfolios in today’s rising rate environment, Matt Tucker discusses several things to consider when weighing corporate and sovereign bond risks.
The U.S. Treasury’s recent issuance of a new security type has several implications for investors. Matt Tucker explains.
As the Federal Reserve winds down its quantitative easing program, or QE, investor concerns about rising rates are forcing them to reconsider duration within their bond portfolios. Matt Tucker describes the concept of duration and takes a look at various duration strategies.
Investors have another resource at their disposal when it comes to stepping out of cash and potentially lowering interest rate risk in a rising rate environment. Matt Tucker explains.
What’s on tap for bond markets in 2014? Matt Tucker gives a high level overview as well as three strategies investors can consider for the New Year.
With multiple bond ETF yield measures to choose from, it can be difficult for investors to quickly assess what their fund is yielding. Matt Tucker reviews the most common yield measures and explains when to use each one, and why.
Despite the Fed’s recent decision to delay tapering, many investors are still preparing portfolios for an inevitable rise in interest rates. Matt Tucker introduces a new ETF that can help them do just that.
While bonds and bond ETFs both offer exposure to fixed income securities, they trade in very different ways. In the third installment of his master class on bond ETFs, Matt Tucker contrasts the two and explains how their trading idiosyncrasies have big implications for investors.