IEF + DTYS: A low risk hedge with dividends?

I continue to evaluate (and invest in) a hedge position created by going long both IEF, Barclays 7  to 10 year treasury ETF and DTYS, Barclays’ iPath® US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN. The net position, holding equal shares of both securities should yield around 1.7% annually, and since I’m willing to bet that interest rates won’t be going down anytime soon I’m boosting the overall …

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Volatility and Bond moves

VIX was touching / very close to the lower 2 sigma Bollinger band this morning, so I sold my  XIV position at 150.13.  Bought some IEF (Barclays 7-10  Treasuries) at 93.80  because it was near the low end of its current trading range, will go ex-dividend next week (1-Feb) with a dividend of around $0.24/share, and tends to go up if equities go down. Later …

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Monthly ETF Dividend Amounts

Tickers covered:  AGG, BIL, SCJ, HYG, IEF, INY, JNK, LAG, LQD, MUB, PFF, TIP, TLT For dividend history data and charts from 2005 on click here. You can use the search window within the post (upper right) to search for a specific ticker, or increase the number of entries to show in the upper right box to 25 in order to see all the symbols. …

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2019 Dividend, Ex-Dividend, and Paydate / Distribution information for ETFs

I have collected dividend, ex-dividend, paydate/ distribution information for 2019 on the following ETFs. Alerian  AMLP Invesco  Quarterly Group I:  EWEM  EWMC  EWRE  EWSC  OEW  RCD  RFG  RFV  RGI  RHS  RPG  RPV  RZG  RZV  RSP  RTM  RYE  RYF  RYH  RYT  RYU  XLG iShares iShares:  AGG  CMF  CSJ  HYG  IEF  IEI  IGOV  ISHG  LQD  PFF  SHV  SHY  TIP  TLH  TLT iShares:  AGZ  CFT  CIU  EMB  GBF  …

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2019 Ex-Dividend Date AGG AGZ CFT CIU CMF CSJ EMB GBF GVI HYG IEF IEI IGOV ISHG LQD MBB MUB NYF PFF SHV SHY SUB TIP TLH TLT

The 2019 Ex-Dividend and Pay Date information below is based on iShares distribution schedule. MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION — BlackRock, Bloomberg Barclays, iBoxx, JPMorgan 2019 Ex-Dividend Dates 1-Feb 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-May 3-June 1-July 1-Aug 3-Sept 1-Oct 1-Nov 2-Dec 19-Dec 30-Dec (possible cap gain dist) Pay / Distribution Dates 7-Feb 7-Mar 5-Apr 7-May 7-June 8-July 7-Aug 9-Sept 7-Oct 7-Nov 6-Dec 26-Dec 5-Jan-2020 (possible cap gain dist) AGG   …

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