ETF Spotlight: January 2012

Published on by on January 4, 2012

Each month, we highlight an ETF flying under the radar of most investors that offers exposure to a unique asset class or investment strategies. This month, we take a closer look at one-of-a-kind fixed income ETF. The AdvisorShares Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF (FWDB) is an appealing fund that is designed to provide investors with well-rounded exposure across multiple segments of the global bond market.

Thanks to the equity market roller coaster ride last year, many investors are seeking out defensive-themed strategies in an effort to stabilize their portfolios in 2012. Fixed income ETFs have surged in popularity as investors have been prompted to reallocate capital to safer corners in the market amidst the persistent uncertainty stemming from the debt burdened Euro zone. Selecting the most appropriate bond instrument for your portfolio however is no easy task; investors can choose from over 180 fixed income funds, which can be quite intimidating when attempting to construct a portfolio that is both simple and well diversified. The Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF may be an appealing option for investors seeking out an “all-in-one” solution when it comes to achieving fixed income exposure.

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