ETF Market Report

12 Apr

ETF Market Report April 2013: The Bond Bubble

As interest rates have declined over the last several years to historic lows, financial speculation has grown concerning the existence and eventual puncturing of a “bond price bubble”.  The April ETF Market Report analyzes both mid and long term US Treasuries, US Corporate Bonds, and provides an update on last month’s Mortgage Backed Security market, all in an effort to not only determine when the so-called bubble will burst, but whether it actually exists.

In the eight minute video below Cary Artac  illustrates key support in the above markets, all of which find popular, high-volume counterparts in the growing universe of exchange traded funds.  In the video we provide the downside trigger-points for possible bond market price-collapse into later year. While they have yet to occur, each market is nevertheless trading very close to key support – above which each bond fund remains bullish into later year, and below which an institutional migration away from fixed income and into larger equity holdings would be expected through the balance of 2013.

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11 Mar

ETF Market Report March 2013: Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Trends

Despite a rising 15-30 Year mortgage rate market since last September, the US real estate market has performed well over the same time horizon, with the iShares Trust Dow Jones US Real Estate Index ETF (symbol: IYR) continuing to push to new post-2009 highs. Over the same six months, the iShares Barclays Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (symbol: MBB) has trended lower, inverse to the present rising-mortgage-rate scenario. In this month’s eight page ETF Market Report, we headline with both popular ETF’s, examining the “tipping points” for each market as we look ahead to later 2013.

The five-minute video below quickly cuts to chase, as Cary Artac walks you through the trend-analysis in both high-volume ETF’s. This should be considered time well spent for anyone who may have added, or are considering adding, these popular exchange traded funds to their investment portfolio. We encourage you to email us with any questions you may have. Thanks for visiting!

12 Feb

ETF Market Report February 2013: Long Term US Equity Buy Signals

At the end of January the SP-500, Dow Jones, and Russell 2000 indexes all managed to settle above key resistance thresholds that encompass over 10 years of historical activity. Because these buy signals are so recent they exist in a “fragile” state, and consequently February needs to make bullish headway; at least settling positive on the month. If so, then we can begin to make clear assumptions regarding the broader US stock market’s 3-5 year directional dynamic.

Yes, the underlying economy will seek its own course over the next several years, and may indeed lethargically plod along as it has the last several. Yet concerning the US stock market itself, we appear to be on the precipice of a secondary bull run that may carry us into later decade. The breadth and sustainability of this move may well duplicate that of the post-March 2009 bull run to present.

The beauty of growing ETF popularity presents any investor the opportunity to harness the longer-term bullish effects that these buy signals are implying.  As you’re probably already aware, all three of the indexes mentioned (SP-500, Dow Jones, and Russell 2000) find their equivalent counterparts in the growing universe of exchange traded products.  As they say, a picture is worth 10,000 words, and to spare you the need to read 20 pages of text I’ve created a video that illustrates and underscores the three buy signals mentioned above, both within the individual ETF’s as well as the underlying indexes to which they’re associated. The video is informative and gets right to the point; twleve minutes of time you’ll probably find worth spending.

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