Six Things to Consider with Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) look a lot like stocks because they trade during the day, can be sold short, and have options and they look a lot like mutual funds because they aren’t tied to a single company.  The items are important things to know. There’s more to ETF cost than the annual fee If you aren’t planning to just buy and hold your ETF investment …

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Guggenheim—yield with less interest rate risk?

If you are looking for low risk yields above 1.5% per year, there aren’t many attractive candidates.   Stocks seem risky, and if you believe that interest rates are going to go up in the next couple of years then bonds look risky too. Using IEF, Ishares’ 7 to 10 year US treasury bond fund as a example of risk—it  is currently yielding  2.21%.  Sensitivity …

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