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It's Time To Pull Those Old Inflation Plays Out Of The Drawer

2018-02-21 seekingalpha
Being an old do-it-yourself carpenter, I never throw anything away. My garage is filled with ancient tools I bought 40 years ago and used only once. Scraps of wood, odd lengths of wiring, and old coffee cans filled with loose nuts, screws, and nails are everywhere. You KNOW that if you throw a tool out, you’ll desperately need it the next day. The same is true of my investment approach. My inventory of ancient trading strategies includes instruments that were once incredibly profitable (Japanese equity warrant arbitrage?), but haven’t made money in decades. (1-0)

Are TIPS ETFs the New Safe Haven?

2018-02-16 zacks
Low volatility and high dividend funds come to our minds every time we hear the words ‘safe haven’. However, that does not seem to be the case in 2018, as the traditional safe haven funds are not living up to investor expectations of protecting them from the wrath of a market correction (read: Why Defensive ETFs Fail in the Market Downturn?). (4-0)

TIP: Currently Preferred To Cash And GLD

2018-02-13 seekingalpha
The recent stock market correction has been attributed in part to rising interest rates (and falling bond prices). (6-0)

TIP / iShares TIPS Bond ETF - Stock Institutional Ownership and Shareholders - Fintel.io

2018-01-25 fintel.io
iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSE:TIP) has 676 institutional investors and shareholders that have filed 13D/G or 13F forms with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). These institutions hold a total of 132,136,512 shares. Largest shareholders include Bank Of America Corp /de/, Tiaa, Fsb, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC / Fidelity, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys, Wells Fargo & Company/mn, Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc. (198-0)

TIP / iShares TIPS Bond ETF / Tiaa, Fsb - 3G (Passive Investment)

2018-01-25 sec.gov
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549   SCHEDULE 13G   (Rule 13d-102)   Information to be Included in Statements Filed Pursuant to §240.13d-1(b), (c) and (d) and Amendments Thereto Filed Pursuant to §240.13d-2   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934   (Amendment No.)*   iShares Barclays TIPS Bond ETF     (Name of Issuer)   Closed End Equity Mutual Fund     (Title of Class of Securities)   464287176   (CUSIP Number)   December 31, 2017     (Date of Event Which Requires Filin

TIP / iShares TIPS Bond ETF / Tiaa, Fsb - 3G (Passive Investment)

2018-01-25 sec.gov
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549   SCHEDULE 13G   (Rule 13d-102)   Information to be Included in Statements Filed Pursuant to §240.13d-1(b), (c) and (d) and Amendments Thereto Filed Pursuant to §240.13d-2   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934   (Amendment No.)*   iShares Barclays TIPS Bond ETF     (Name of Issuer)   Closed End Equity Mutual Fund     (Title of Class of Securities)   464287176   (CUSIP Number)   December 31, 2017     (Date of Event Which Requires Filin

What Do Yellen's Comments Mean for ETFs?

2017-12-15 zacks
The latest Fed assembly marked the second to the farewell meeting of Janet L. Yellen, who took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve on Feb 3, 2014. Her four-year term will end on Feb 3, 2018. Given the significant contribution that Yellen has made to the country’s financial betterment, it is important to follow what she thinks about the economy and asset class. (3-0)

Across-The-Board Gains For Markets Last Week

2017-11-28 seekingalpha
Buyers lifted prices in all the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gains mark the first run of uniformly positive weekly results in three months.

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Conventional Funds And ETFs Take In A Net $17.5 Billion For The Week

2017-11-10 seekingalpha
For the fourth week in five, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $17.5 billion. Investors padded the coffers of equity funds (+$4.7 billion), taxable bond funds (+$1.6 billion), money market funds (+$10.8 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$463 million). Despite the lower-than-expected October nonfarm-payrolls report, investors continued to send the three major indices to new record highs during the fund-flows week ended November 8, 2017. (166-0)

Time for Defensive ETFs?

2017-10-16 zacks
Consumer prices in the United States rose 2.2% year over year in September 2017, falling shy of market expectations of 2.3% and after a 1.9% increase in the prior month. However, the September reading came in the highest since April, as hurricane-induced output outages at oil refineries in the Gulf Coast area favored energy prices (read: Hurricanes Impact on Earnings ETFs?). (15-0)

Tiaa, Fsb - Current Holdings - Fintel.io

2017-10-10 fintel.io
Tiaa, Fsb has disclosed 366 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 29,073,923,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Tiaa, Fsb's top holdings are iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSE:TIP) , Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSE:BSV) , iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF (NYSE:IWS) , iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (NYSE:IWD) , and iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (NYSE:IWF) . (10-0)

ETFs to Benefit from Rising Inflation

2017-09-15 zacks
Finally, U.S. consumer prices rebounded and hit a three-month high in August. Consumer prices in the United States rose 1.9% year over year in August 2017, ahead of July’s 1.7% increase and market expectations of 1.8%. (0-2)

Introducing The ETF Focus Ultra Low Cost Core Portfolio

2017-09-14 seekingalpha
Many investors want to simply set themselves up with a solid portfolio foundation with a long-term focus that requires little hassle or maintenance.

Analysts Bullish on TIPS Prospect: Time to Buy ETFs?

2017-08-10 zacks
U.S. inflation level may be subdued, but several analysts are bullish on the prospect of higher inflation in the medium term. Vanguard and BlackRock expect to see inflation returning to 2% irrespective of what happens in Washington. (0-1)

Replace TIPS With Safety, Income And Growth

2017-07-24 seekingalpha
A new REIT, Safety, Income and Growth, Inc. (Pending:SAFE) provides a superior-risk adjusted return than TIPS. With about as much income surety as something that is not government insured can have, SAFE gives investors more than double the return of the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP). Further, it provides a similar inflation hedge in that its revenues have CPI adjustments. Investors with a reasonable risk tolerance should consider selling TIP and buying SAFE. (0-1)


CUSIP: 464287176