This ETF tracks the Agency segment of the U.S. bond market, offering exposure to notes issued by organizations such as the FDIC, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. These notes tend to be very short term in nature and the fund has an average weighted maturity of less than four years. The good thing about this product is that since agencies still operate in a grey area in terms of federal government gurantees, they often pay a higher interest rate than comparable government bonds. However, many of the agencies are pretty much unsustainable over the long haul and the federal government may at some point have to remove the guranatee and allow the agencies to float freely without government support. Due to this risk, I believe agencies aren't really worth your time but for investors that aren't concerned about this and are looking for a higher yield than Treasuries without the risks of corporates, AGZ makes for a cost efficient pick.
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The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||44.06%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||21.54%|
|Cash And Equivalents||0.63%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||37.73%|
|1% to 2%||34.23%|
|2% to 3%||6.4%|
|3% to 4%||2.28%|
|4% to 5%||1.53%|
|5% to 6%||6.1%|
|6% to 7%||5.58%|
|7% to 8%||3.15%|
|8% to 9%||1.02%|
|9% to 10%||1.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.75%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.31%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 13 other ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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