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    Consumer

    Amazon Has Teamed Up with Wells Fargo in Student Loan Business

    Amazon (AMZN) is looking to enter what has become a billion-dollar student loan industry in the United States.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodity Prices Downtrend Replicated by Commodity Mutual Funds

    Of the major commodity mutual funds, some have severely underperformed, with returns ranging from -30% to -50%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Financials

    Why are junk bond yields the lowest ever on record?

    The BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Index increased by 0.34% over the week ending June 20, and is up by 5.64% so far this year (up to June 20).

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Will investors prefer investment grade over high yield in 2014?

    On February 28, 2014, the short interest on high-yield bond ETFs HYG and JNK had increased to ~21% and 10%, respectively, of the total shares outstanding.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Bear strategy: Profit from rising rates with fixed income ETFs

    Investors could consider hedging their short-term duration risk (HYG: 3.98 years, JNK: 4.20 years) with a short position in longer-dated bonds.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Fixed income ETFs: Key differences in duration and quality

    This article considers the trade-offs between high-credit-quality and lower-credit-quality, as well as shorter-duration and longer-duration, fixed income ETFs.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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