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ETF Strategist - Fixed Income

IN FOCUS: Fixed Income

In the unlikely world of rock-bottom Treasury rates, a debt-ceiling time bomb, a tarnished municipal bond market and recovering corporate balance sheets, what's an investor to do?

  • The Bull Case
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:21 AM ET
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    Combine a desire for yield with expectations for slow but steady economic growth and tame inflation and you have an environment that should benefit all but the priciest U.S. bonds.

  • The Bear Case
    By: Mark McLaughlin,|Special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
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    It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio
    By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio
    By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.

  • The Sideways Play
    By: Mark McLaughlin, |Special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

Videos

  • Herb on the Street: ETF Fees Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
    Herb on the Street: ETF Fees

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.

  • Options Action: Homebuilders Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 5:45 PM ET
    Options Action:  Homebuilders

    An options strategy on the homebuilder's ETF, with Mike Khouw, CRT Capital.

  • ETF Titan on Evolution of ETFs Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    ETF Titan on Evolution of ETFs

    The manager of the world's two largest ETFs, Anthony Rochte, State Street Global Advisors, discusses how ETFs are changing now. "We do not sponsor leverage/inverse ETFs," he tells CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • ETF Inflows Level Off Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    ETF Inflows Level Off

    ETFs are gaining but still not overtaking mutual funds, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Trading Volatility with ETFs Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Trading Volatility with ETFs

    Using ETFs to manage risk and volatility, with Nick Cherney, VelocityShares, and CNBC's Bob Pisani. Also, Scott Nations, NationsShares, explains why he thinks these products are too expensive.

  • Charles Schwab's 2012 ETF Outlook Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Charles Schwab's 2012 ETF Outlook

    This year will bring more choices via new uses for ETFs, say Beth Flynn and Michael Iachini, Charles Schwab.

  • Investing in ETFs Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Investing in ETFs

    Taking the pulse of the $1 trillion ETF industry and where to invest, with Gus Sauter, Vanguard Group and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

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By the Numbers

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