Category Archives: Municipal ETFs

New ETFs On The Block: Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund (VTEB)

Going by recent trends, about 200 new exchange-traded funds are launched in an average year. Vanguard, the second largest US ETF issuer after Blackrock’s iShares, however, remains conspicuously absent at most times despite managing $3.3 trillion in global assets. Not … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: iShares Short Maturity Municipal Bond ETF (MEAR)

As the US recovery starts to gain momentum amid an improving labor market, the buzz of a possible lift-off for the Federal Funds Rate (FFR) by the second-half of this year is getting louder. Needless to say, the short end … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: First Trust Managed Municipal Bond ETF (FMB)

The ride for all sorts of long-duration bonds and bond ETFs turned bumpy in mid 2013 after the former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced the central bank would begin to taper its long-running quantitative easing program towards the end of … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: Market Vectors Short High Yield Municipal Index ETF (SHYD)

After witnessing strong headwinds in 2013, fixed income instruments seem to have found favor with investors going into 2014, thanks to weak economic data and a mixed earnings season. Market participants who called for rebalancing portfolios are quietly hitting the … Continue reading

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