One Way to Implement A Portfolio Protection Plan

Using stop-loss orders can help investors manage the downside risk of investing by placing a floor on possible losses. More 

Are Muni Bond ETFs Worth the Risks?

Detroit put municipal bonds back in the headlines last week, after announcing that it couldn't repay a portion of its debt. Should investors be worried? More 

PIMCO Does Active ETFs Right

Three new actively managed ETF versions of bond mutual funds co-managed by Bill Gross will be hitting markets soon. Given PIMCO's pedigree, these should be good. More 

Actively Managed ETFs: The ‘Preferred’ Path to Income

First Trust has brought the growing trend of actively managed ETFs into the preferred-share world via its new FPE fund. More 

When Your Fund Changes Its Focus

SNDS didn't do a very good job of tracking Canadian Oil Sands, so a shift in focus was called for. But no one was expecting the ETF to change this dramatically. More 

Happy First Birthday to Bill Gross’ BOND

The ETF version of PIMCO's famous bond fund has put together impressive returns in its year of existence and has traders clamoring for more actively traded ETFs. More 

For Bond Investors, It’s Time to Get Active

The leading bond index funds may have all their eggs in one basket: rate-sensitive, low-yielding investments that could get hit if yields begin to rise. More