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(Note: Fourth in a series of the biggest actively managed ETFs) The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL) is an actively managed bond fund with a strong reputation and a broad scope of investment options subject to the decisions of DoubleLine Capital. It can broaden its focus to include or not include international investments […]

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Contrary to the line from the Kris Kristofferson classic, “Me and Bobby McGee,” freedom isn’t just another word for nothing left to lose. Instead, freedom is the primary value worth fighting for, because without freedom in all of its various forms, every other value is impossible. It is for this reason that I am such […]

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(Note: Third in a series on the biggest actively managed ETFs) The First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF (NASDAQ:LMBS) is an actively managed, fixed-income fund that invests in an array of mortgage-backed securities and has a target duration of less than three years. LMBS, an open-ended fund, occasionally will take positions in U.S. Treasury future bonds or […]

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Social unrest, violence in the streets sparked by racial tensions, political tumult, a hotly contested election, a viral plague raging throughout the globe — and a brilliant achievement that put Americans into Earth’s orbit.  No, I’m not talking about our current reality.  Instead, I’m referring to the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred […]

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(Note: Second in a series of the biggest actively managed ETFs) The JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (BATS:JPST) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) whose aims are to maximize income and preserve capital through the use of U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities that have an effective duration of one year or less. As an actively managed ETF, the […]

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One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from investors, whether it is at a conference such as the MoneyShow or FreedomFest, via email from readers or at any social gathering where people know about my occupation, has to do with what are sometimes called “the twin Ds,” i.e. deficits and debt. This subject […]