Protecting High Yield Bond Investments with VIX/VIX3M Based Timing

The holy grail of investing is a market timing method that gets you out of the market on bad days and gets you in for the good days.   There are innumerable methods for doing this, ranging from slogans, “Sell in May and Go Away” to closely guarded multi-factor proprietary algorithms. The worst methods have no apparent causal relationship between the predictor and the thing being …

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Protecting Junk Bond Principal With a Volatility Hedge

At the moment investment grade bonds with their low yields and risky exposure to interest rates are unattractive places to put your money.   Broad equity indexes like the S&P 500 have higher potential gains and dividend yields in the 2% range, but the dramatic drawdowns of 2008/2009 are still fresh in our minds.   Commodities like gold and oil look expensive—so where is a …

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Monthly ETF Dividend Amounts

Tickers covered:  AGG, BIL, SCJ, HYG, IEF, INY, JNK, LAG, LQD, MUB, PFF, TIP, TLT For dividend history data and charts from 2005 on click here. You can use the search window within the post (upper right) to search for a specific ticker, or increase the number of entries to show in the upper right box to 25 in order to see all the symbols. …

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Dividend History

  Links to a few selected pre-generated reports are shown below: DIA dividend history DVY dividend history IWM dividend history JNK dividend history LQD dividend history SPY dividend history TIP dividend history XLP dividend history XLU dividend history If you need dividend history on a non iShare / SPDR fund or stock then I recommend the DividendInvestor site.    

2023 Ex-Dividend & Paydate / Distribution information for ETFs

I have collected dividend, ex-dividend, paydate/ distribution information for 2023 on the following ETFs. Alerian  AMLP Invesco  Quarterly Group I:  EWEM  EWMC  EWRE  EWSC  OEW  RCD  RFG  RFV  RGI  RHS  RPG  RPV  RZG  RZV  RSP  RTM  RYE  RYF  RYH  RYT  RYU  XLG iShares iShares:  AGG  CMF  CSJ  HYG  IEF  IEI  IGOV  ISHG  LQD  PFF  SHV  SHY  TIP  TLH  TLT iShares:  AGZ  CFT  CIU  EMB  GBF  …

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