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Fundamentals - iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
 
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Russ Mould looks at the mechanics of the iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, which tracks the Markit iBoxx Global Developed High Yield Capped index. He also attempts to work out why it is currently proving so popular. The information in this video and transcript is for the use of professional advisers only. The value of investments can go down as well as up and your client may not get back their original investment. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and some investments need to be held for the long term. This promotion does not offer advice about the suitability of our products or services.
Risk & Performance: Comparing Investment Grade & High Yield Corporate Bonds
 
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Take a closer look at the risk/reward profiles of investment grade and high yield corporate bonds in the current climate with S&P DJI’s J.R. Rieger and Shaun Wurzbach.
Which Bond Fund ETF Should I Invest In? Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds ETFs With High Yields!
 
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2018 Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF's With High Yields! Which Vanguard Bond fund should invest in? Learn about the best Vanguard dividend funds (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ky22y2y0lt8ru0a/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20bond%20funds%202018.xlsx?dl=0 or http://moneyandlifetv.com/downloads Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) - 1:22 • Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) - 5:25 • Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) - 7:34 • Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) - 9:05 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:38 • Bond Fund Pros and Cons (Bond Risks, etc) - 12:10 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) 2. Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) 3. Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) 4. Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. You can find our content on other internet planets such as....... My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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Why You Should Think Twice about High Yield Bonds | Common Sense Investing
 
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In this episode of common sense investing I will tell you why you should think twice about owning high yield bonds. Alternative investments are a broad category, so I have split this topic up into multiple parts. In Part One, I will tell you why high yield bonds don’t quite yield enough to justify their risks. My name is Ben Felix of PWL Capital and this is Common Sense Investing. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover. ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Social Inc. - Website: http://trulysocial.ca - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulysocial
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Key Things to Know about Fixed Income ETFs | Fidelity
 
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Find out more about exchange-traded funds with us at the https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/investment-products/etf/overview To see more videos from Fidelity Investments, subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/fidelityinvestments Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fidelityinvestments Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fidelity Google+: https://plus.google.com/+fidelity LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fidelity-investments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fixed income can be a critical part of nearly every well-diversified portfolio. Used correctly, fixed income can add diversification and a steady source of income to any investor’s portfolio. But how do you choose the right fixed-income ETF? The key to choosing the right fixed-income ETF lies in what it actually holds. U.S. bonds or international bonds? Government securities or corporate debt? Bonds that come due in two years or 20 years? Each decision determines the level of risk you’re taking and the potential return. There are many types of risks to consider with bond investing. Let’s talk more about two in particular: Credit risk and Interest-rate risk. Determining the level of credit risk you want to assume is an important first step when choosing a fixed-income ETF. Do you want an ETF that only holds conservative bonds—like bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury? Or do you want one holding riskier corporate debt? The latter may pay you a higher interest rate, but if the company issuing the bond goes bankrupt, you’ll lose out. ETFs cover the full range of available credit. Look carefully at the credit quality composition of the ETFs underlying holdings, and don’t be lured in by promises of high yields unless you understand the risks. Bonds are funny. Intuitively, you would assume that higher interest rates are good for bondholders, as they can reinvest bond income at higher prevailing interest rates. But rising interest rates may be bad news, at least in the short term. Imagine that the government issues a 10-year bond paying an interest rate of 2%. But shortly thereafter, the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. Now, if the government wants to issue a new 10-year bond, it has to pay 3% a year in interest. No one is going to pay the same amount for the 2% bond as the 3% bond; instead, the price of the 2% bond will have to fall to make its yield as attractive as the new, higher-yielding security. That’s how bonds work, like a seesaw: As yields rise, prices fall and vice versa. Another important measure to consider when looking at interest rate risk is duration which helps to approximate the degree of price sensitivity of a bond to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration, the more any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Conversely, the shorter the duration, the less any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Let’s review a few other considerations when looking at fixed income ETFs. First, expense ratios: Because your expected return in a bond ETF is lower than in most stock ETFs, expenses take on extra importance. Generally speaking, the lower the fees, the better. Second, tracking difference: It can be harder to run a bond index fund than an equity fund, so you may see significant variation between the fund’s performance and the index’s returns. Try to seek out funds with low levels of tracking difference, meaning they track their index well. Finally, some bonds can be illiquid. As a result, it’s extra important to look out for bond ETFs with good trading volumes and tight spreads. There are other factors to watch for too, but these are the basics. ETFs can be a great tool for accessing the bond space, but as with anything, it pays to know what you’re buying before you make the leap. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917 723251.2.0
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What is BOND MARKET INDEX? What does BOND MARKET INDEX mean? BOND MARKET INDEX meaning
 
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What is BOND MARKET INDEX? What does BOND MARKET INDEX mean? BOND MARKET INDEX meaning - BOND MARKET INDEX definition - BOND MARKET INDEX explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A bond index or bond market index is a method of measuring the value of a section of the bond market. It is computed from the prices of selected bonds (typically a weighted average). It is a tool used by investors and financial managers to describe the market, and to compare the return on specific investments. An index is a mathematical construct, so it may not be invested in directly. But many mutual funds and exchange-traded funds attempt to "track" an index (see index fund), and those funds that do not may be judged against those that do. Bond indices can be categorized based on their broad characteristics, such as whether they are composed of government bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, high-yield bonds, mortgage-backed securities, syndicated or leveraged loans, etc. They can also be classified based on their credit rating or maturity. Bond indices tend to be total rate-of-return indices and are used mostly as such: to look at performance of a market over time. In addition to returns, bond indices generally also have yield, duration, and convexity, which is aggregated up from individual bonds. Bond indices generally include more individual securities than stock market indices do, and are broader and more rule-based. This allows portfolio managers to predict which type of issues will be eligible for the index. Most bond indices are weighted by market capitalization. This results in the bums problem, in which less creditworthy issuers with a lot of outstanding debt constitute a larger part of the index than more creditworthy ones. Bond indices are harder to replicate compared to stock market indices due to the large number of issues. Usually, portfolio managers define suitable benchmarks for their portfolios, and use an existing index or create blends of indices based on their investment mandates. They then purchase a subset of the issues available in their benchmark, and they use the index as a measure of the market portfolio's return to compare their own portfolio's performance against. Often the average duration of the market may not be the most appropriate duration for a given portfolio. Replication of an index's characteristics can be achieved by using bond futures to match the duration of the bond index.
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Bond Index Funds in Rising-Rate Environments | Common Sense Investing with Ben Felix
 
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If active management isn’t the answer, and interest rates really do have nowhere to go but up, should you still expect positive returns from your bonds? I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to talk about bond index funds in rising-rate environments and advice you on why you don’t need to be afraid of bond index funds. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover! ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/
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IndexIQ: A Low Volatility Concept Applied to High-Yield Corporate Bonds
 
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ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer, at Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017. Bruno discussed its investing strategy to apply a low volatility concept to high-yield corporate bonds.
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T&I: QUENCHING THIRST FOR HIGH YIELD WITH LOWER DURATION
 
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S&P Capital IQ Trends & Ideas: Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research Todd Rosenbluth joins Isabelle Sender, S&P Capital IQ Editorial, to discuss the landscape for high-yield corporate-bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs). To read this and all Trends & Ideas content, please visit www.marketscope.com. Follow us on Twitter at @spmarketscope for more Trends & Ideas, ranking changes and investment strategies.
Corporate Bond Market
 
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Professor Amir Alizadeh-Masoodian introduces this session with a description of a Corporate Bond and the types and forms of such bonds, including medium terms notes, high yield and serials bonds. The session then moves on to explain the associated risks and the role of credit rating agencies and the 'grading' of companies and the credit rating of corporate bonds. Professor Amir ends the lecture with a very informative explanation of the credit rating systems on the Corporate Debt and Corporate Bond innovations. To view the full video, visit our Academy page. https://www.bassetgold.co.uk/academy
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Bond Investing 101: Understanding Interest Rate Risk and Credit Risk
 
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This video is one part of BondSavvy's 10-part video "The Crash Course on Corporate Bond Investing." The full Crash Course video is included with a subscription to BondSavvy https://www.bondsavvy.com/corporate-bond-investment-picks or can be bought on its own here https://www.bondsavvy.com/a-la-carte/corporate-bond-investing-101. This video explains the differences between interest rate risk and credit risk and how you can factor this into your next corporate bond investment. Many investors only invest in investment-grade bonds because they are afraid of the default risk of high-yield (or below investment grade) bonds. The challenge with this thinking is that investment-grade bonds often have longer durations (or time until maturity) and are therefore more sensitive to changes in interest rates. To alleviate these risks, it's important for investors to consider both investment-grade and non-investment-grade corporate bonds. You will learn the following by watching this video: * Difference between investment-grade corporate bonds and high-yield corporate bonds * Difference in default rates between investment-grade corporate bonds and high-yield corporate bonds * How bond prices are quoted * How owning high-yield corporate bonds can help reduce investors' interest rate risk * Why shorter-dated bonds are less sensitive to changes in interest rates * What happens to bond prices when interest rates increase?
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Why Actively Managed High Yield Bond Funds Trump ETFs
 
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Since the start of 2013, investors have poured nearly $9 billion into high-yield exchange traded funds. Gershon Distenfeld, director of high yield at AllianceBernstein, said it is clear that they should have opted for actively managed funds instead. 'The numbers tell the whole story. You don’t have to give fancy arguments. These things have been around for almost a decade and they have well underperformed the average active manager,' said Distenfeld. According to Distenfeld’s numbers, since the start of 2008, shortly after their inception, the two largest ETFs— HYG and JNK—delivered annualized returns of 6.2% and 6%, respectively, well short of the 8.3% annualized return for the Barclays US Corporate High-Yield Index. He adds that the top 20% of active high-yield mangers, as rated by Lipper, have also comfortably outperformed these two ETFs and have done it with lower volatility, as measured by risk-adjusted returns, and are not really much cheaper than active funds. 'The management fees are slightly lower. They are not the few basis points you find in the equity world. They are 40 and 50 basis point fees, but again, the numbers tell the whole story. Over eight years they have underperformed a high yield index by about 200 basis points and some of the top-tier managers by 300 or 400 basis points.' Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
High-Yield Muni ETFs Remain Excellent Buys
 
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Discounts in muni-bond closed-end funds have narrowed recently, but they remain a good buy, says Jim Colby, Senior Municipal Strategist at Van Eck Global. Colby says high-yield munis are especially attractive because spreads remain wide. He says he is seeing high-yield corporate bond investors cross over into the high-yield muni space. Finally, he says investors are best off diversifying their municipal bond portfolios instead of buying individual Puerto Rico bonds for their high yields. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
What Is A High Yield Bond Fund?
 
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BVTV: Demystifying US high yield – what’s driving YTD performance?
 
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While 2018 has been a mixed year for bond investors so far, with many indices posting negative returns, the US high yield market has – perhaps surprisingly – managed to navigate its way through the turbulence. The sector’s intrinsically shorter duration than its investment grade counterpart may explain part of the divergence, but this is only part of the story. Watch the latest episode of BVTV to find out what other factors have caused the performance of the two markets to decouple so far this year. Also – after a challenging first half of the year for the emerging markets, what do EM HY valuations look like today? https://www.bondvigilantes.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=highyield
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3 Rules for Investing in Bond ETFs
 
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Robert Smith, chief investment officer at Sage Advisory, explains how he has positioned clients for the next Fed move, and how he picks exchange traded funds. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis on the 2018 bond outlook
 
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1/4/2018 Webcast: Our new leaders look ahead to 2018 Hear what the expectations are for bonds in today's market climate. Important information All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Bond funds are subject to the risk that an issuer will fail to make payments on time, and that bond prices will decline because of rising interest rates or negative perceptions of an issuer's ability to make payments. High-yield bonds generally have medium- and lower-range credit quality ratings and are therefore subject to a higher level of credit risk than bonds with higher credit quality ratings. For more information about Vanguard funds, visit https://vgi.vg/2G1dTre to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information about a fund are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing. © 2018 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor of the Vanguard Funds.
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How To Invest in Corporate Bonds
 
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BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw shows viewers how he achieves high returns investing in undervalued corporate bonds that can appreciate in value. Few people invest in corporate bonds, but Steve wants to show you how to do it successfully. He discusses his unique approach to bond investing, the 5 myths of corporate bond investing that keep many investors in underperforming mutual funds, and a recent corporate bond investment recommendation. TOC: Time Summary 0:00 Kick-Off 0:56 Achieve Equity Upside Without the Equity Downside 2:04 The Unremarkable Returns of Mega Bond Funds 3:06 My Recent Bond Investment Returns 3:47 How I Think Differently About Bond Investing 10:32 My Goal for This Presentation 11:01 Agenda 12:17 Disclaimer 13:34 Importance of Becoming a Strong Corporate Bond Investor 16:23 Current Investor Asset Allocation 17:59 My Bond Returns vs. iShares AGG ETF 18:59 Why Own Actual Bonds Rather Than Funds? 20:50 Five Myths of Corporate Bond Investing 21:44 Myths #1 & #2: An Opaque Market for the Super-Rich 24:27 Are You Getting a Fair Price? 29:47 Myth #3: You Can’t Beat Low-Cost Funds 31:28 Myth #4: Low After-Tax Returns Given Low-Rate Environment. Also, a review of a 54% bond investment return 35:33 Interest Rates Are NOT the Primary Driver of Bond Prices 38:17 An 8.94% After-Tax Return on a Microsoft Bond 39:57 Myth #5: You’ll Get Ripped Off if You Sell 43:46 Review of Depth of Book 44:07 Advantages of Individual Bonds vs. Bond Funds 47:22 BondSavvy’s Value Add 48:18 Narrowing Down Bond Search Results 50:34 Review of Recent Investment Recommendation 54:19 Financial Analysis of Recommended Bond 1:03:13 Before you invest… 1:05:04 Closing Remarks
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Is the Five-Year Junk Bond Rally Over?
 
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Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) –- In today’s “Bart Chart,” Bloomberg’s Mark Barton takes a look at the Bloomberg Global High-Yield Corporate Bond Index from 2010 to 2014 on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg) --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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Dave Explains Why He Doesn't Recommend Bonds
 
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MacKay Shields: 2018 Outlook for High Yield Bonds
 
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2017 was a solid year for high yield. Andrew Susser, head of the corporate bond team at MacKay Shields, takes a look at what's ahead in 2018. Connect With Us! Blog: https://mainstayinvestmentsblog.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mainstay-investments Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYLandMainStay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newyorklifemainstayinvestments
HIGH YIELD INVESTMENT
 
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Earn EASY PASSIVE INCOME with Vanguard Index Funds
 
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Start earning easy passive income with Vanguard index funds. Not interested or don't have the time to pick individual stocks? No problem. We'll walk through the best Vanguard ETFs so you can start investing in index funds and begin collecting dividends. Subscribe here for more content: http://bit.ly/SubscribeMichaelJay Check out my latest video: http://bit.ly/NewVideosMichaelJay In this video we will discuss the best Vanguard ETFs you can use to build a simple portfolio of index funds. We will cover which Vanguard index fund may be the best for you. The funds discussed include: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) This fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to the entire U.S. equity market, including small-, mid-, and large-cap growth and value stocks. The fund’s key attributes are its low costs, broad diversification, and the potential for tax efficiency. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) This fund offers investors a low cost way to gain equity exposure to both developed and emerging international economies. The fund tracks stock markets all over the globe, with the exception of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) This index fund provides investors low-cost, diversified exposure to large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies in developed markets outside of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) This fund offers investors a low-cost way to gain equity exposure to emerging markets. The fund invests in stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world, such as Brazil, Russia, India, Taiwan, and China. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) This fund is designed to provide broad exposure to U.S. investment grade bonds. Reflecting this goal, the fund invests about 30% in corporate bonds and 70% in U.S. government bonds of all maturities (short-, intermediate-, and long-term issues). Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund (VMMXX) This fund seeks to provide current income and preserve shareholders’ principal investment by maintaining a share price of $1. As such it is considered one of the most conservative investment options offered by Vanguard. OTHER CONTENT YOU MAY ENJOY BELOW // 2018 YouTube Investor Stock Draft Watch as I and other YouTube investors participate in my 2018 Stock Draft for a cash prize and bragging rights in the investor community! https://youtu.be/SJvZQNqXJzY // Value Stocks I'm Watching Series In this series, we will be focusing on value stocks that appear to offer significant upside for long term investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuujRm10u-Q&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxrbFd9ODrTOn8ie-3hBldP // #10to10Kchallenge Investment Series Want to grow your investment accounts? Join me as I take the #10to10Kchallenge and grow my Robinhood investment account from $10 to $10,000, build a portfolio of value stocks, and document the entire process for you to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAjDu8NZn4&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdyATMMH5B-MAFWqicUb5zFj // Get Started Investing New to investing? Check out my collection of resources to help get you started on the right foot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVNNfXeIxE&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdy-zD9dJiH_LSDIXe9RshlV // Open a Free No-Commission Stock Account If you are looking to open a stock trading account to begin investing, I highly recommend starting with Robinhood as they offer free stock trading. Unlike traditional brokers, they do not charge commission on trades or require a minimum account balance. How to get a free stock on Robinhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6pFDDeRxrs If you are reading this and haven't subscribed yet, then click the subscribe button and let me know in the comments what videos you would like to see more of! DISCLAIMER: This video is a resource for educational and general informational purposes and do not constitute actual financial advice. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and/or conducting his or her own research and due diligence. There is no guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. Investing of any kind involves risk and your investments may lose value. CREDITS Song: DJ Quads - I Like To Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/AKA-DJ-QUADS
Markit's iBoxx Bond Indices Explained (Whiteboard Animation)
 
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iBoxx bond indices from Markit (http://markit.com) can bring visibility and insight to your investment strategies. Whiteboard animation produced by Wienot Films (http://wienotfilms.com). ------------------------------­- Wienot Films (http://wienotfilms.com) is an Austin-based production company that creates fun, refreshingly simple, yet amazingly effective whiteboard and computer animated explainer videos that turn complex ideas into concise, easy-to-understand stories that help change hearts and minds and spur action. You might also hear their videos referred to as explanatory videos, doodle videos, pitch videos, scribe videos, startup videos, landing page videos, home page videos, etc. Whatever you call them, they're simple, fun, and tell your story! Learn more at http://wienotfilms.com. Wienot Films // Follow Your Passion. Tell Your Story. Live Your Dreams. Why Not? ------------------------------­- Markit iBoxx Indices Explained Script The bond market is the largest securities market in the world. Its sheer scale is rivalled only by its diverse nature. Bond prices are traded over the counter rather than through a centralised exchange and there can be multiple bonds from the same debt issuer. This makes bond pricing more complicated than equity pricing. Bonds also trade less frequently so liquidity can be limited. Investors have the opportunity to cut through this exceptionally diverse bond market and find new investment opportunities by using carefully constructed bond indices. Introduced in the 1980s, bond indices have been used to produce strategic, low-cost investment products in the market without picking individual bonds. Bond indices measure the performance of segments of the market. An index can be narrowed to specific subsets or risk parameters, like maturity or credit rating, to tailor the index to investors’ specific investment criteria. To maximise value from these bond market opportunities, Markit developed iBoxx indices, giving investors access to a broad range of liquid, investment-grade, and high-yield bond markets. Each iBoxx index is carefully designed by a team of experts who use a rigorous rules-based approach to distill the complexities of index construction into a simple output. The team starts by defining the scope and size of the market and then determines what criteria are needed to capture representative bond data. By classifying all the index components, it’s possible to create a larger set of related subindices. The iBoxx team determines the weighting of each index component and the index is meticulously back tested. The calculation of historical time series shows how it would have performed. This provides investors with valuable insight to compare and assess the risk-return profile of the index. After launching an index, Markit’s iBoxx team ensures data integrity by publishing daily calculations, rebalancing the index, and following best practices in index production. This ensures the index reflects its original objectives and supports the creation of tradeable products. Perhaps that’s why two of the largest global corporate bond ETFs were created using iBoxx indices. With iBoxx bringing simplicity and transparency into a historically complex and opaque asset class, you can have the visibility and insight needed to invest confidently. To learn more about how iBoxx can provide visibility and insight to your investment strategies, visit market dot com. END
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A Highly Liquid, High-Yield Bond ETF Option
 
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The DWS high-yield bond ETF is quickly becoming a stable in fixed-income investors' search for speculative-grade debt exposure. The Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYLB) has accumulated $1.2 billion in net assets under management. The fund comes with a relatively cheap 0.20% expense ratio, shows a 5.75% 12-month yield and trades an average 157,000 shares per day.
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Market Vectors Celebrates Listing Three High Yield Bond ETFs on NYSE Arca
 
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On Tuesday, June 5 executives and guests of Market Vectors ETFs, joined by Jan van Eck, president of Market Vectors ETF Trust visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the recent launch of the Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM), the Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL), and the Market Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF (IHY) on NYSE Arca, the all-electronic trading platform of NYSE Euronext. In recognition of this occasion, Francis Rodilosso, Portfolio Manager of Market Vectors corporate High-Yield Exchange-Traded Funds ring the NYSE Opening Bell℠. These three ETFs (noted below) allow investors to gain exposure to largely underrepresented areas of the high yield market that, in the past, may have been difficult to access. Market Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: IHY), which seeks to track an index of below investment grade debt issued by corporations located throughout the world, excluding the United States, denominated in Euros, U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars or pound sterling issued in the major domestic of Eurobond markets; Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: ANGL), which seeks to track an index of the "fallen angels" segment of the high yield universe, which encompasses below investment grade corporate bonds that had been rated investment grade at the time of issuance; and Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: HYEM), which seeks to track an index of U.S.-dollar denominated bonds issued by non-sovereign emerging markets issuers that are rated below investment grade and issued in the major domestic or Eurobond markets. About Market Vectors ETFs Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been offered since 2006 and span many asset classes, including equities, fixed income (municipal and international bonds) and currency markets. The Market Vectors family currently totals $25.1 billion in assets under management, making it the fifth largest ETP family in the U.S. and eighth largest worldwide as of March 31, 2012. Market Vectors ETFs are distributed by Van Eck Global. Founded in 1955, Van Eck Global was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today, the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other alternative asset classes. Van Eck Global has offices around the world and manages approximately $34.8 billion in investor assets as of March 31, 2012. (Source: Market Vectors)
3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Corporate Bond ETFs (LWC, VCLT)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do With interest rates slowly and gradually rising in the United States after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its target range for the federal funds rate, investors are embracing upcoming volatility in the fixed-income market. Long-term corporate bonds typically offer higher returns in comparison to their short-term or intermediate-term counterparts. However, long-term corporate bonds are much more sensitive to interest rate changes, and they are likely to show a lot of volatility when interest rates in the United States rise in the future. Investors interested in diversifying their portfolio with long-term corporate bonds have several compelling high-yielding exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that received strong rankings from fund-rating agencies. SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF As of March 11, 2016, the SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEACRA: LWC) demonstrated a 12-month trailing yield of 4.67% and a 30-day Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yield of 5.03%. Created in March 2009, the fund tracks the performance of the Barclays Long U.S. Corporate Index, which is composed of investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds with long maturity profiles. The fund accumulated $130.13 million in assets under management (AUM) and had 1,255 holdings in its portfolio. The ETF's assets are concentrated in industrial issuers at 68.98%, financial services companies at 18.04% and utility issuers at 12.82% weight. The fund holds high-quality bonds only with 50% of its holdings rated A or above. The fund's portfolio demonstrated an average yield-to-maturity of 4.88% and an average duration of 13.62 years. As of March 11, 2016, the fund exhibited a year-to-date (YTD) gain of 3.06% and a one-year loss of 3.51%. For the three-year period, the fund generated an average annual return of 3.40%, while for the five-year period the fund showed an average annual return of 6.64%. The ETF comes with an expense ratio of 0.12% and received a four-star overall rating from Morningstar for its strong risk-adjusted performance in the corporate bond category. Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF Shares The Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF Shares (NASDAQ: VCLT) showed a 12-month trailing yield of 4.66% and a 30-day SEC yield of 4.82% as of March 11, 2016. The ETF was started in November 2009 to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 10+ Year Corporate Bond Index, which is composed of high-quality U.S. corporate bonds that mature mostly in 20 years or more. The fund had $963.6 million in AUM and 1,675 bonds in its portfolio. The ETF's bonds holdings are concentrated on industrial issuer at 68.4%, financial services companies with 18.5% and utilities at 13%. Yield-to-maturity for the fund's portfolio stands at 5.1% and an average duration is 13.4 years. As of March 11, 2016, the ETF showed a YTD gain of 2.70% and a one-year loss of 3.88%. The ETF's average annual returns were 3.45% for the three-year period and 6.97% for the five-year pe
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Cboe iBoxx iShares Corporate Bond Index Futures
 
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Cboe’s Matt McFarland, Head of CFE Strategy and Operations, discusses the utility of Cboe® iBoxx® iShares® $ High Yield Corporate Bond Index (IBHY) futures with Angela Miles. For more, visit cfe.cboe.com/ibhy
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The 3 Biggest iShare Bond ETFs (AGG, LQD)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) is one of the world's largest asset management companies, with $4.6 trillion in assets under management (AUM) as of Dec. 31, 2015. BlackRock iShares is the world's largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and offers over 330 ETFs, 83 of which are fixed-income funds. Investors who wish to gain exposure to fixed-income securities can consider the three largest iShares bond ETFs, which offer the potential to generate income with a low degree of volatility. IShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: AGG) is the largest bond ETF offered by BlackRock iShares and had total net assets of $39.52 billion as of July 11, 2016. The fund aims to provide diversified exposure to U.S. investment-grade bonds by tracking the investment results of its benchmark, the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF has 350.2 million shares outstanding and 5,567 holdings. AGG charges a low annual net expense ratio of 0.08%, while the average of its category of intermediate-term bond funds is 0.18%. The fund's top five sector allocations are 38.25% Treasury, 27.03% mortgage-backed securities (MBS) pass-through, 15.63% industrial, 7.80% financial institutions and 3.45% agency. AGG has a weighted average coupon of 3.17%, weighted average yield to maturity (YTM) of 1.76% and a trailing 12-month yield of 2.29%. The fund has an effective duration of 5.19 years, which indicates that there is a moderate degree of interest rate risk associated with the bond ETF. Investors wishing to diversify an equity portfolio with fixed-income securities can consider the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF as a core fixed-income holding. IShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: LQD) is the second-largest BlackRock iShares bond ETF. As of July 11, 2016, LQD had total net assets of $32.01 billion. The fund charges an annual net expense ratio of 0.15%, which is slightly below the average of its category of corporate bond funds. LQD seeks to provide investment results corresponding to the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index, its underlying index. The fund provides exposure to 1,580 high-quality corporate bonds and has 258.7 million shares outstanding. The fund's top five sector allocations are 26.79% banking, 17.52% consumer non-cyclical, 13.47% communications, 10.12% energy and 8.57% technology. As of June 30, 2016, the fund had a weighted average coupon of 4.13%, weighted average YTM of 2.95% and a trailing 12-month yield of 3.21%. LQD has offered a trailing 12-month yield of 3.21% due to its moderately high effective duration of 8.62 years, which suggests that investors are assuming a high degree of interest rate risk. IShares TIPS Bond ETF The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: TIP) is the third-largest bond ETF offered by iShares. As of July 11, 2016, TIP had $18.27 billion in total net asset
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Top 3 Investment-Grade Corporate Bond ETFs
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Depending on your stage of life or the asset allocation in your portfolio, bonds may be a solid choice to provide fixed-income stability and a hedge against more risky equity investments. (See also: 6 Asset Allocation Strategies That Work.) Interest rates have been historically low for many years, making the gold standard, U.S. treasuries, less attractive. That's where investment-grade corporate bonds come in. Corporate bonds offer significantly higher yield in many cases, without an equally significant bump in risk. Yes, corporations do go bankrupt on rare occasions, but investment-grade bonds focus on companies with excellent credit ratings and very low risk of default. (See also: How to Invest in Corporate Bonds.) The problem is that picking institutional bonds is a skill best left to experts, and their fees can easily gobble up gains. Fortunately, there are a number of high-quality investment-grade corporate bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are comparatively inexpensive and highly liquid. You also avoid the market-timing mistakes that so commonly befall amateur investors. Most investors should view bonds and bond ETFs as a strategic asset – a buy-and-hold investment that serves a specific purpose in their overall asset allocation. (See also: Evaluating Bond Funds: Keep It Simple.) If you're looking for a few good corporate bond options to round out your portfolio, here are a few ETFs that rise above their peers. All year-to-date (YTD) performance figures are based on the period of Jan. 1, 2017, through July 14, 2017, unless otherwise noted. Funds were selected on the basis of a combination of assets under management (AUM) and overall performance. All figures are as of July 15, 2017. iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) Issuer: BlackRock Assets Under Management: $36 billion YTD Performance: 4.52% Expense Ratio: 0.15% This is the largest of the corporate bond ETFs and has returned nearly 5.56% since its inception in 2002. The fund tracks the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index, investing roughly 90% of its assets into securities in the index, with the balance in cash funds. There are currently 1,691 holdings, heavily tilted toward the banking and consumer non-cyclical sectors. Top issuers include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS). LQD's low expense ratio and solid performance figures make it an attractive choice. One-year, three-year and five-year returns are 0.28%, 3.72% and 3.68%, respectively. (See also: Don't Doubt the Data: Bond ETFs Will Keep Growing.) Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Issuer: Vanguard Assets Under Management: $19.93 billion YTD Performance: 1.90% Expense Ratio: 0.07% Short-term bonds generally mature within one to five years, and yields are lower than those of their longer-term cousins. This fund tracks the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Corporate Bond Index and invests about 80% of its assets into securities on the benchmark index.
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Breaking News  - Vanguard launches its first actively managed bond fund
 
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Vanguard has added weight to the downward pressure on fund fees with the launch of its maiden, low-cost actively managed bond fund for UK retail investors.The Vanguard Global Credit Bond fund levies 0.35 per cent in ongoing charges (OCF).To put this into context, the cost of some actively managed bond funds exceeds 1 per cent but this new product from the world's second-largest asset manager falls in the price bracket of some much cheaper passive investments.But should you invest? Here are the main considerations.The fund aims to beat the returns generated by its benchmark, the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Credit index, which has returned 38.6 per cent in the past five years to 13 September 2017, and averages a yield of 2.4 per cent each year.Vanguard, which boasts more than £926bn in assets under management, says the fund will invest substantially in components of the index but its investment manager will follow distinct approaches in managing the fund's assets.One of the most attention-grabbing facets of the fund is its price point.Beyond the low OCF, the fund does not levy one-off charges before or after you invest - although investment platform charges are applicable.In addition, it does not apply controversial performance fees, which will be subject to scrutiny in a future Financial Conduct Authority probe.What does it invest in?The fund invests in high-quality investment-grade bonds, which means the issuers are considered credit worthy and able to meet their debt obligations.It invests in corporate issuers and supranational organisations from around the world, which may include regional development banks and local authorities.Rather than rely on one individual to make decisions, Vanguard has delegated management of the product to its Fixed Income Group.How does it compare?The fund will rival propositions in the Investment Association Global Bonds sector, including the GAM Star Credit Opportunities fund and the Aberdeen Global Select Euro High Yield Bond fund.Those funds are the top two performing funds in the sector over a five-year investment horizon respectively and charge OCF of 1.15 per cent and 0.89 per cent respectively, so Vanguard's fund is cheaper.It is important to remember that you are not comparing apples with apples here, and the variance in price is a result of the fund's unique investment mandate.It is easy to get carried away by the low price point of the fund, but it is paramount to factor in what lies under the bonnet before piling into the investment.Funds investing in investment-grade bonds have struggled to produce exceptional yield in recent history, but benefited from have lower volatility than high-yield bonds or equities.So the new fund is unlikely to deliver exuberant returns but could be a decent addition to the cautious part of your portfolio.Jason Hollands, managing director of financial firm Tilney, says: 'Investing in bonds issued by very large global companies is very scalable and therefore although this is a "new" fund in the UK, it is essentially a UK marketable version of an existing fund sold elsewhere with lots of assets - which means it can be managed at low cost.'A key thing to be aware of is that as a global fund, managed from the US, American company bonds are going to be a big chunk of this.'The US is on the process of a rate-rising cycle and this could see bond yields rise and capital values fall as that path continues. Most UK Bond fund investors choose funds focused on Sterling Corporate Bonds.'The usual disclaimers when it comes to investing in bond funds apply. The value of bonds erode when interest rates creep up and there is always a risk of default.The chance of the latter happening with fund is minimal because it invests in companies and organisations that have a solid credit rating and track record of honouring bond agreements. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-4883590/Vanguard-launches-actively-managed-bond-fund.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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High-Yield Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ANGL, HYXU)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do In 2015, high-yield bonds were hit harder than they had been since 2008, declining an average of 4.1%. High-yield bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) fared a little bit better, declining just 2.77%. Most of the pressure on bond prices is coming from low oil prices , although the rate hike by the Federal Reserve Board in December 2015 also took some wind out their sails. The high-yield bond market has also been weakened by the threat of increasing defaults, especially among distressed energy companies. In January 2016, the bond king Jeffrey Gundlach has said that high-yield bond funds are possibly one of the worst investments anyone can make right now. Yet, despite all that, high-yield bond ETFs are off to one of their best starts in years, with an average 3.01% gain based on the Morningstar average for the category. Investors should still tread carefully with high-yield ETFs, as there are plenty of headwinds that could upend high-yield bonds in 2016. With their high correlation to equities and oil prices, the performance of high-yield bonds could suffer should either market struggle this year. The prospect of more defaults should also be a concern, especially if the economy begins to drift towards a recession. For now, high-yield bond ETFs are enjoying a nice bounce from multi-year lows while delivering attractive yields. Market Vectors FallenAngel High Yield Bond ETF The Market Vectors FallenAngel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSARCA: ANGL) has been growing at a rapid rate, topping $121 billion of assets under management (AUM) as of March 19, 2016. The fund is designed to track the performance and yield of the BofA Merrill Lynch US Fallen Angel High Yield Index. The fund’s primary focus is to seek out fallen angel bonds, which were once investment-grade bonds, but, due to deteriorating credit conditions with a company, have been downgraded. The issuers of these bonds generally have better balance sheets than typical high-yield bond issuers, but when the bonds are downgraded, they tend to become oversold, creating a buying opportunity. The fund’s trailing 12-month yield is 5.46%, and it has returned 7.91% year-to-date (YTD) in 2016. The fund’s expense ratio is just 0.4%. iShares International High Yield Bond ETF The iShares International High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYXU) is a European-focused fund with 100% of its $162 million in AUM invested in corporate debt from eurozone companies. The fund’s objective is to replicate the performance and yield of the Markit iBoxx Global Developed Markets ex-US High Yield Index, which consists of corporate bonds denominated in euros, British pounds sterling and Canadian dollars. As of March 19, 2016, the fund’s trailing 12-month yield is 3.17%, and its YTD return in 2016 is 6.19%. The fund’s expense ratio is 0.4%. Worst Performing High-Yield Bond ETFs YTD in 2016 Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF As of March 19, 2016, the Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 High Yield Cor
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A Bond ETF That s Not as Risky as You Think
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do In the fixed income space, investors typically think of high-yield corporate bonds, also known as junk bonds, as risky relative to U.S. Treasuries and investment-grade corporates. Another pocket of supposedly risky bonds is emerging markets debt, although those bonds and the corresponding exchange-traded funds (ETFs) typically compensate investors for the risk with higher yields. Given those assumptions, it could be logical to conclude that high-yield emerging markets bonds are ultra-risky. That is not necessarily true of this asset class, which can be accessed with the VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM). HYEM follows the Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Index, which is comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by non-sovereign emerging markets issuers that are rated below investment grade and that are issued in the major domestic and Eurobond markets, according to VanEck. (See also: 4 Best High-Yielding Global Bond ETFs.) At a time when yield and income are still hard to come by for bond investors, HYEM makes the supposed risk associated with emerging markets debt worth investors' while. The ETF sports a 30-day SEC yield of 5.73%. That is 100 basis points (bps) more than corresponding yield on the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), the largest domestic junk bond ETF. HYEM offers other advantages as well. Compared to U.S. high-yield bonds, emerging markets high-yield bonds offered a 90 bps yield pickup as of June 30, 2017, according to VanEck research. The extra yield came with a lower duration (3.75 vs. 4.04) and a higher average credit quality. Approximately 60% of the emerging markets high-yield index is rated BB- or higher versus less than 50% in its U.S. counterpart. (See also: An Introduction to Emerging Markets Bonds.) HYEM's modified duration is 3.84 years, just above the effective duration of 3.51 years found on HYG. Duration measures a bond's sensitivity to changes in interest rates. HYEM, which has nearly $339 million in assets under management, features exposure to a variety of emerging and frontier markets. China is the largest geographic exposure in the ETF at 13.5%, but several of the ETF's other geographic weights, including Brazil and India, have recently been lowering interest rates. HYEM holds over 360 bonds, a testament to the fact that the emerging markets high-yield bond market is not as small as some U.S. investors may be assuming it is. The emerging markets high-yield bond market has grown tremendously over the past 10 years, from $56 billion at the end of 2007 to $440 billion as of June 30, 2017, adds VanEck. In addition to growing in size, diversity within the category has also increased. Investors currently gain exposure to 349 issuers in 48 different countries across the emerging markets. The quality and diversification help to explain why default rates in emerging markets corporates have been lower on average than in U.S. corporates. (See also: You H
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STOCKS TO WATCH IN 2018 - ETF BOND HEDGE
 
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ I will start the stocks to watch or stocks to buy in 2018 series with a bond and the rationale behind investing in bonds. The current yield has gone up and if you want protection from declining yields and low inflation, you might want to look at bonds. This does not mean a financial crisis will come but a proper portfolio strategy should hold bonds and a 2.4% yield is attractive. Nobody knows whether the FED will be able to deliver on its projected policy measures but being prepared to anything is always good. Perhaps a Treasury bond or ETF will be the best investment or stock in 2018. I discuss why a bond ETF might be a good hedge for your portfolio by analyzing macroeconomic factors affecting the American economy,
WHAT ARE INVESTMENT GRADE BONDS? (Introduction To Bonds)
 
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RIM - High Yield Strategy
 
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The High Yield strategy seeks to provide current income. Capital appreciation is a secondary objective. The goal of the strategy is to maximize long-term risk adjusted returns relative to the market with an emphasis on minimizing downside risk. The strategy is diversified and invests principally in high-yield corporate bonds rated below investment-grade. The portfolio is managed against the Bank of America Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Index. http://rainierfunds.com/Strategies/HighYield/Pages/Home.aspx
Is It a Bad Idea to Buy Bonds When Interest Rates Are Going Up?
 
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http://IncredibleRetirement.com 800-393-1017 Here’s something I bet you didn't know. The U.S. stock market, the size of the U.S. stock market is about $30 trillion. If you added up the value of all publicly traded stocks in the U.S., the market value of all those companies would come up to around $30 trillion, but what about bonds? Bonds are hardly ever mentioned or talked about in the financial media, but I bet you might be surprised to discover that the U.S. bond market is actually much bigger than the stock market. The U.S. bond market is estimated to be $40 trillion or more. That's right, the bond market is actually larger than the stock market and yet the financial media has almost all their attention and therefore our attention on the stock market. So what about bonds? Should you be buying bonds when interest rates are going up? You may have heard that when interest rates go up, bond values go down, which is true. Think of a seesaw or a teeter totter, the end that goes up is interest rates and the end that goes down is the underlying value of the bond. Bonds by the way are nothing more than a loan to a company or government or government agency. Typically bonds pay their interest twice a year, every six months, and when the loan comes due, they have a maturity date which could range anywhere from 90 days to 30 years, when you get your money back. If you look at long term returns of investments, let's say 15 year timeframe or longer, then it's no secret stocks have outperformed bonds by a large, large margin; so if stocks do better than bonds over the long term why not just have all of your money in stocks? Well the problem is while stocks tend to deliver nice, long term returns, but the short term oh, that could be a whole other story. Stocks on the short term can be extremely volatile. Just look what happened in the financial crisis of 2008. The S&P 500, the 500 largest publically traded companies in America, lost about 38% in value. So $100,000 in the S&P 500 at the end of 2008 was now worth $62,000. Ouch! That's a lot of short term volatility which tends to make you and I uncomfortable, to say the least. So how do we dampen or minimize that volatility? Imagine you have a sailboat and you have entered it into a race. One way to make your sailboat go faster is to make it lighter. But the lighter the sailboat, the more likely it is to capsize with a gust of wind. To prevent that you add weight or ballast to the sailboat. That slows the speed of the boat down but it reduces the odds of the boat capsizing and sinking. This is how you should think of bonds in your overall investment strategy. They are going to slow down the overall growth of your investment accounts but they are there to keep you from capsizing, to keep you from sinking during short-term periods of market volatility. So the answer to the question should you buy bonds, even when interest rates are going up, as a long term investor, the answer is a qualified yes, and here's what I mean by that. If you buy individual bonds and hold the bond until it matures or is called away early by the issuer then you'll receive the interest and get all your money back when the bond matures. The value of the bond can and will fluctuate while you own it, but it doesn't affect you if you hold it to maturity because then you get all your money back. This is why it's important to own individual bonds, especially in a rising interest rate environment, you don't lose money if you hold the bond until maturity. Why not just use a bond mutual fund? The problem with a bond mutual fund is it doesn't have a maturity date. People are constantly adding or withholding money from the mutual fund itself and typically at the wrong time. In a rising interest rate market, a lot of people in bond mutual funds take some or all of their money out of the mutual fund which forces the mutual fund manager to sell bonds even if they didn't want to. They have to generate the money to pay back the investors and that could drive the value or the price of bonds down even further. Ideally, you want to use individual bonds so you know for sure you get your money back when the bond matures. If you have a small account, and I would say a small account would be $200,000 or less, then you may not have enough money to properly diversify into individual bonds and you may have to still use bond mutual funds and if that's the case in a rising interest rate market you want to focus on short term bond funds or floating rate bond funds. Buying individual bonds as part of your investment strategy will help you move one step closer to experiencing your version of an incredible retirement doing what you want, when you want.
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Closed-End Fund Market Update: 12.17.2015
 
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Video recorded 12.17.2015. Produced by RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC ("RiverNorth" "we" or "us"). Opinions and estimates offered constitute our judgment and are subject to change without notice, as are statements of financial market trends, which are based on current market conditions. We believe the information provided here is reliable, but do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. This information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered tax, legal, or investment advice. References to specific securities, asset classes, and financial markets are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be interpreted as, recommendations. Opinions referenced are as of the day recorded and are subject to change due to changes in the market, economic conditions, or changes in the legal and/or regulatory environment and may not necessarily come to pass. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Definitions The price at which a closed-end fund trades often varies from its NAV. Some funds have market prices below their net asset values - referred to as a discount. Conversely, some funds have market prices above their net asset values - referred to as a premium. S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. The index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy based on the changing aggregate market value of these 500 stocks. The S&P 500 is an index only and cannot be invested in directly. High yield bond spreads are the percentage difference in current yields of various classes of high-yield bonds (often junk bonds) compared against investment-grade corporate bonds, Treasury bonds or another benchmark bond measure. Spreads are often expressed as a difference in percentage points or basis points (1/100th of 1%, or 0.01%). Yield is the income return on an investment. This refers to the interest or dividends received from a security and is usually expressed annually as a percentage based on the investment's cost, its current market value or its face value. Source: Morningstar,Inc., RiverNorth RiverNorth® and the RN Logo are registered trademarks of RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC. ©2000-2015 RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC. All rights reserved.
Top 5 Bond ETFs for 2017
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do A period of rising interest rates is always an interesting time for bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs). On the one hand, the value of existing bonds can go down as rates rise because investors can find competitive rates in U.S. Treasury bills, bonds, and notes that are much safer than bonds. On the other hand, the yield on new bonds starts to rise. A bond ETF that is in a position to sell some of its existing bonds and buy new ones can produce higher income. (See also: Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative.) We have chosen five bond ETFs that have a year-to-date return above 2.5%. These funds have managed to weather the transition to a period of rising interest rates so far, and may be in a position to prosper going forward. All figures are current as of June 21, 2017. 1. iShares Convertible Bond (ICVT) The benchmark for this fund is the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Convertible Cash Pay Bond $250MM Index. While the fund aims to keep a minimum of 90% of its assets in securities from the underlying index, it also invests in futures, options and swaps. It may also invest in other securities that are not in the index. The strategy has paid off for the last year, with a return of over 9%. Avg. Volume: 18,861 Net Assets: $178.53 million Yield: 2.97% YTD Return: 9.21% Expense Ratio (net): 0.30% 2. WisdomTree Strategic Corporate Bond ETF (CRDT) This ETF does not follow a specific index. Instead, it invests in corporate debt. That means it buys bonds that corporations issue, and is vulnerable if any of those corporations should default on a bond payment. The fund keeps 80% of its assets invested in corporate debt. It also invests in money market securities, floating rate securities, and those that are tied to the inflation rate. It may invest in non-U.S. bonds. Avg. Volume: 960 Net Assets: $7.58 million Yield: 3.50% YTD Return: 5.27% Expense Ratio (net): 0.45% 3. AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (MAUI) MAUI's focus is income, with capital preservation as a second concern. This ETF is a fund of funds. That means it invests in other funds, primarily ETFs. It may also invest in closed-end funds, exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and exchange-traded products (ETPs ). It may invest in non-U.S. fixed income instruments as well. Avg. Volume: 126 Net Assets: $1.22 million Yield: 0.59% YTD Return: 2.91% Expense Ratio (net): 1.35% 4. iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Corporate ETF (IBDQ) This fund is benchmarked to the Bloomberg Barclays December 2025 Maturity Corporate Index. The fund invests in corporate bonds. It keeps 90% of its assets in securities from the index. Avg. Volume: 29,677 Net Assets: $174.87 million Yield: 3.31% YTD Return: 4.19% Expense Ratio (net): 0.10% 5. PIMCO Income D (PONDX) This fund focuses exclusively on income, and uses options and futures to achieve income. It invests in below-investment-grade securities, placing as much as 50% of its assets in such securities. This fun
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Invesco's Big Opportunities in Fixed-Income ETFs
 
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As investors navigate a rising rate environment and make adjustments to their fixed income portfolio, there are many strategies in the marketplace. One of those strategies is the BulletShares ETF suite, which Invesco Powershares acquired as part of Guggenheim's ETF business earlier this year. Invesco offers high-yield fixed-income ETFs through its BulletShares Corporate Bond Portfolios and for investors, the BulletShares High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolios. In addition to the higher yield, the ETFs also carry interest rate hedging since the bonds are typically held until maturity.
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Which Short Term Bond Fund Should I Invest in Top 4 Vanguard Short Term Bond Fund Review!
 
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Which Short Term Bond Fund Should I Invest in Top 4 Vanguard Short Term Bond Fund Review! Learn about the best Vanguard Bond (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Short-Term Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/760gewzc6eblc86/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20short%20term%20bond%20funds%2011.1.18.xlsx?dl=0 Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) - 0:39 • Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) - 5:15 •Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) - 7:05 • Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) - 8:45 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:23 • Bond Fund Chart Comparisons - 12:24 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) 2.Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) 3. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) 4. Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Important Educational Links Re: Bond Funds 5 Reasons to start investing in bonds https://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-reasons-to-start-investing-in-bonds-now The Advantage of Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/00/111500.asp Risks of Bonds https://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/invest/investment-products/bonds/risks-of-bonds/ http://www.finra.org/investors/understanding-bond-risk What is a bond? https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bond.asp Why Rising Interest Rates are Bad for Bonds https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/08/30/why-rising-interest-rates-are-bad-for-bonds-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/#1712101c6308 https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/why-interest-rates-have-inverse-relationship-bond-prices/ Money Market Vs Short-Term Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/041916/money-market-vs-shortterm-bonds-compare-and-contrast-case-study.asp How To Choose The Right Bond Funds https://www.thebalance.com/choosing-bond-fund-term-416948 Short-Term Vs. Intermediate-Term Bond Funds https://finance.zacks.com/shortterm-vs-intermediateterm-bond-funds-1573.html Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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ETF Flows  These 2 High Yield Bond ETFs Are Attracting Investors (HYG, JNK)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do After a year of outflows from high-yield corporate bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that numbered in the billions of dollars, the release of positive economic data and rallying equities markets increased fixed income investors’ appetites for risk in February, 2016. As a result, the two largest high-yield corporate bond funds, the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYG) and the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK) had inflows over $1 billion each. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond With assets under management (AUM) of $16.33 billion as of March 14, 2016, the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond is the largest ETF in the high-yield bond category. The fund averages $1.26 billion in dollar volume per day, as measured by the trailing 45 days, resulting in high levels of liquidity and efficient executions for large institutional traders. Industrials are the portfolio's largest sector allocation at 84.19%, followed by financials at 11.56%. February's inflows were due in large part to the tendency of high-yield bonds from both of these sectors to thrive when the economy is growing at a moderate pace, which results in strengthening corporate finances and lower default rates. Financials stand to benefit from stronger loan portfolios, higher margins and increasing lending activity. Stabilizing oil prices also attracted investors, due to the ETF's exposure to energy debt, which the portfolio categorizes as a component of the industrials sector and represents 10.16% of the fund's holdings. The fund's distribution rate is 5.39%, with the share price trading in the low $80s. Share prices have ranged from $75.09 to $91.56 per share over the past 52 weeks. The fund’s weighted average maturity is 6.41 years, and its duration is 4.3. It allocates 50% of the portfolio to BB-rated bonds and 39% to B-rated debt. The SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF As the second-largest high-yield corporate bond ETF as of March 14, 2016, inflows to the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF followed the same logic that drove capital to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF. The two ETFs' compositions are similar, with the SPDR ETF having a slightly higher exposure to the industrials sector at 87.48% and slightly lower exposure to financials at 8.03%. The SPDR ETF's $11.79 billion in AUM and daily trading volume of $495.96 million appeal to institutions. The SPDR ETF typically carries a slightly higher allocation to energy debt as a percentage of holdings, relative to the iShares ETF. This gives the SPDR ETF an edge over its larger rival in the high-yield ETF space, at least for investors seeking exposure to this sector. With shares trading in the mid-$30s, the distribution rate for the SPDR ETF is 6.54%. Over the last 52 weeks, the shares have traded between $31.27 and $39.65 per share. The weighted average maturity of the fund's holdings is 6.3 years, and its duration is 4.4. The portfolio has an allocation of 84%
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Don't Underestimate the Risks in Bond ETFs | Skinny on Options: Data Science
 
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With implied volatility so low, many traders are sitting on their hands waiting for volatility to revert back to its historical average. Meanwhile, many investors are looking toward bonds and bond ETFs for higher yields. But Dr. Data (Michael Rechenthin, PhD) explains how these products may not be as safe as it seems especially if interest rates change. Tom, Tony and Dr. Data walk us through the current yields of treasuries along with a few bond ETFs. With a visual, Dr. Data explains the current convexity risks associated with holding longer maturity bonds as compared to shorter maturities such as the 2-year note. Since most investors tend not to hold fixed income products for their entire duration, the risk is that interest rates will increase thereby decreasing the price of the investment. As an example he compares the 10-year note to the 2-year note; 10-year notes have 80 basis point better yields, yet are held for 5 times longer than 2-year notes. Additionally, a rise in interest rates will negatively affect the 10-year price far more than the 2-year note. Bond ETFs are a bit more complex since there are problems associated with looking strictly at their average duration of bonds held. This is because many hold not just treasuries (which have next to no risks of default) but also corporate bonds (which are more prone to economic conditions). Dr. Data provides a nice visual demonstrating how much three bond ETFs have moved in price when yields have change in notes. He also provides a nice formula to calculate how much these bond ETFs will change depending on your expectation of interest rates. ======== tastytrade.com ======== Hosted by Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista, tastytrade is a real financial network with 8 hours of live programming five days a week during market hours. From pop culture to advanced investment strategies, tastytrade has a broad spectrum of content for viewers of all kinds! Tune in and learn how to trade options successfully and make the most of your investments! Watch tastytrade LIVE daily Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pmCT: http://ow.ly/EbzUU Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tastytrade1?sub_confirmation=1 Follow tastytrade: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tastytrade Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tastytrade LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tastytrade Instagram: http://instagram.com/tastytrade Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tastytrade/
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Corporate Bond ETFs to Date  2016 Performance Review (CLY, LWC)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Three months into 2016, corporate bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are still giving investors what they need – a high-yield alternative in a low interest rate environment, and a degree of stability during a period of uncertainty in the stock market. Funds investing in investment-grade corporate bonds were mostly on the plus side year to date (YTD), with the category average up 2.59%, as of March 24, 2016. As expected, funds with longer average maturities are outperforming funds with shorter average maturities. However, shorter maturity funds are providing the stability and competitive short-term yields many investors are looking for. The largest long-term corporate bond ETF with more than $26 billion in assets under management (AUM), the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: LQD), was up 3.7% on the year. The iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: CSJ) was the largest short-term corporate bond ETF, with $11 billion in AUM, and it was up 0.70%. Short-term corporate bond funds are considered an ideal option during periods of rising interest rates because bonds with short maturities are rotated out for bonds with higher coupon rates. If interest rates rise as expected, short-term corporate ETFs should be a good option for investors seeking higher yields on their short-term money. Long-term corporate bond ETFs should continue to perform well, as long as interest rates don't tick up too quickly and the stock market continues to display uncertainty. The Best Performing Corporate Bond ETFs YTD in 2016 The iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: CLY) was leading the category YTD with a gain of 6.51%. The fund's objective is to replicate the performance of the Barclays U.S. Long Credit Index by investing in investment-grade U.S. corporate and U.S. government bonds with remaining maturities of more than 10 years. As of March 24, 2016, the fund had $847 million invested primarily in investment-grade corporate bonds, with smaller allocations of government and municipal bonds. The fund had returned 7.01% over the last five years and 3.76% over the last three years. Its trailing 12-month yield was 4.5%, and its expense ratio was 0.2%. As of March 24, 2016, the SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: LWC) had returned 5.76%, with a trailing 12-month yield of 4.67%. The fund seeks to track the performance and yield of the Barclays U.S. Long Term Corporate Bond Index, which consists of U.S. corporate bonds with maturities of 10 years or more. The fund had $133.84 million of AUM with 89.63% invested in investment-grade corporate bonds and 9.62% invested in government bonds. Over the last five years, the fund returned 7.14%, and it returned 3.79% over the last three years. The fund's expense ratio, as of March 2016, was 0.12%. The Worst Performing Corporate Bond ETFs YTD in 2016 The iShares iBonds March 2018 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF (NYSEARCA: IBCC) had returned -0.15% YTD in 2016. Th
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How to by high yield bonds W/ Etrade (2 min)
 
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How to by high yield bonds W/ Etrade (2 min)
High Yield Bond Run Far From Done Says Fund Manager
 
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While it has not been a home run, high yield has certainly been a hit for investors this year, especially emerging market and energy issues, said Gary Herbert, portfolio manager for the Legg Mason BW Alternative Credit Fund . The Legg Mason BW Alternative Credit Fund is up 4.3% thus far in 2016, according to Morningstar. The $393 million fund has returned 43 basis points in the past 12 months, putting it the 56th percentile in Morningstar's long-short credit category. The fund sports a healthy trailing twelve month yield of 4.1%, according to Morningstar. Herbert said the best performing asset classes in his fund this year are high yield corporate bonds focused on emerging markets (EM) and the energy sector and longer duration treasury instruments. 'We pursue a barbell approach,' said Herbert. 'We have a large allocation of riskier, higher yielding assets like corporate credit on one end, and a large allocation of lower yield, low risk assets on the other end.' In terms of valuation, Herbert said the high yield market in aggregate is moderately overvalued. But the sectors and segments where he has exposure are the most discounted including the emerging markets, energy and some agency bonds. One year ago, about 70% LMANX's portfolio was invested in European RMBS. Herbert said the duration of the fund has varied between 4 to 8 years. 'It's skewed toward the longer duration when we've had extra safe haven assets in the portfolio and toward the shorter duration when we've reduced the extra safe haven assets,' said Herbert. Herbert said the fund expanded its emerging market holdings after the bottom in late January and continued to grow those positions until early April. Nevertheless, he is not adding additional EM or energy assets to the portfolio. Finally, Herbert said the fund maintains significant credit default swap positions on two sovereigns: Brazil and Argentina. 'We've seen significant spread tightening and we believe there is incremental spread tightening still to come, especially in Argentina,' said Herbert. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet

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