The Great Duration Rotation Continues, But For How Long?
Matt Tucker, CFA, is the iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy and a regular contributor to the iShares Blog. In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years. Each year we’ve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and each year rates have ended December lower than where they started out earlier in the year. While we have no way of knowing if this will be the case again in 2013, ETF flows in Q1 definitely illustrated investors’ concerns that the slight rate rise we were experiencing was a taste of things to come [see 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 4/18]. In particular, we saw large shifts within the fixed income ETF category as investors moved out of funds with more exposure to interest rates and into funds with less exposure. Here were the three [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 2 Factors Keeping a Lid on Interest Rates Bond ETFs For Every Objective Hunt For Yield: How Do All The High Yielding ETFs Stack Up Recapping Impressive Innovation In Bond ETF Space Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options
Matt Tucker, CFA, is the iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy and a regular contributor to the iShares Blog.  In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years. Each year we’ve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and each year rates have ended December lower than where they started out earlier in the year. While we have no way of knowing if this will be the case again in 2013, ETF flows in Q1 definitely illustrated investors’ concerns that the slight rate rise we were experiencing was a taste of things to come [see 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 4/18]. In particular, we saw large shifts within the fixed income ETF category as investors moved out of funds with more exposure to interest rates and into funds with less exposure. Here were the three [...]

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