This ETF offers a way for investors to access one of the most successful bond fund managers of all time, as BOND (formerly known as TRXT) is essentially an exchange-traded version of PIMCO's Total Return mutual fund. Benchmarked against the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index, BOND will generally contain a broad-based basket of investment grade U.S. debt securities. As such, BOND will likely have appeal as a core holding in many long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. There are several ETFs that seek to passively replicate the index against which BOND is benchmarked; funds such as BND, AGG, LAG, and SCHZ might be more appealing options for those who believe that active managers are not able to consistently generate alpha over the long term. It should be noted that BOND charges about 45 basis points more in annual fees than the cheapest of those ETFs, meaning that the PIMCO fund must beat its benchmark by close to 55 basis points annually to justify the higher fees.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BOND on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Total Bond Market with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
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|Corporate Senior Note||14.16%|
|Government/Treasury Unsecured Note||5.1%|
|Corporate Senior Subordinated Note||2.52%|
|Agency Senior Note||0.69%|
|Provincial Unsecured Note||0.62%|
|Government/Treasury Senior Note||0.46%|
|Corporate Subordinated Note||0.45%|
|Municipal Build America Bond||0.3%|
|Corporate Preferred Stock||0.18%|
|Corporate Senior Bank Note||0.17%|
|Corporate Junior Subordinated Note||0.1%|
|Agency Principal only||0.05%|
|0% to 1%||0.05%|
|1% to 2%||0.18%|
|2% to 3%||19.02%|
|3% to 4%||42.68%|
|4% to 5%||26.42%|
|5% to 6%||3.55%|
|6% to 7%||4.53%|
|7% to 8%||1.95%|
|8% to 9%||0.6%|
|9% to 10%||0.28%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.74%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.54%|
|N/A or Unknown||1.88%|
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 14 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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