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Bets On Bond ETFs In Spite Of Manufacturing “Renaissance”

Bets On Bond ETFs In Spite Of Manufacturing “Renaissance”

Doug Kass, prominent helmsman at Seabreeze Partners and frequent commentator at CNBC, embraces social media. In fact, Mr. Kass tweets roughly 8-10 times throughout the day. Yesterday (4/30), Mr. Kass tweeted that his largest investment was short bonds, and he listed Inverse Bond ETFs like ProShares UltraShort 20+ Treasury (TBT) and ProShares Short 20+ Treasury (TBF). This morning (5/1), [...] [...more]

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Should You Short Euro ETFs, International Treasury Bond ETFs?

Should You Short Euro ETFs, International Treasury Bond ETFs?

There are many times when it makes sense to choose an unconventional investing path. For example,¬†last year,¬†scores¬†of prominent voices¬†insisted that interest rates¬†would rise. “Bond King” Bill¬†Gross denounced U.S. government debt.¬†Heck, S&P even downgraded it.¬†And yet, investors¬†who gobbled up¬†U.S. Treasury bonds benefited from¬†the “contrary-to-public-opinion”¬†upside. The reasons¬†for the unanticipated direction of yields are well-documented (e.g., expansion of the [...] [...more]

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QE2 Results In A Shellacking For Treasury Bond ETF Bulls

QE2 Results In A Shellacking For Treasury Bond ETF Bulls

There were rumblings in July and August that the Federal Reserve would try to jump start the U.S. economy.¬†By September, the notion that the Fed would embark on a second round of “quantitative easing”¬†became a foregone conclusion. By October, the main questions were, “How much treasury debt will¬†you¬†buy?” and”¬†”How long’s it gonna take?” Some wondered whether [...] [...more]

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Is It “Finally” Time to Short Treasury Bond ETFs?

Is It “Finally” Time to Short Treasury Bond ETFs?

Most world-renowned investors became famous for beating the Street during a bull market.¬†Think Warren Buffett, Bill Miller¬†and Peter Lynch. Yet John Paulson garnered fame (or infamy) as a hedge fund manager who profited from shorting sub-prime mortgages in 2007 and 2008. In¬†2009, John Paulson made a different “call” that has yet to pan out; that is,¬†the [...] [...more]

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Should Wheat Be A Key Ingredient In Commodity ETF Portfolios?

Should Wheat Be A Key Ingredient In Commodity ETF Portfolios?

Stock ETFs may be rallying towards 52-week highs, yet Commodity ETFs may become the hottest ticket for investors wishing to profit from shocks to supply and demand. Bill Luby points out that a variety of disruptions to the supply of agricultural commodities has sent prices for those commodities skyward. Epic drought in Russia? Maybe grains, particularly wheat, can give [...] [...more]

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