This ETF is designed to offer exposure to the investment grade corporate bond market across all maturities. As such, CORP can potentially be a nice complement to broad-based bond funds such as AGG or BND, which generally make significant allocations to Treasuries. Investors seeking more finely-tuned fixed income exposure have more options available that further target specific maturities, such as VCSH or VCLT. CORP can be an effective way to increase the current return to a fixed income portfolio, and can be a stop along the risk/return spectrum for those looking to pull out of equities but not willing to go all the way to low-risk Treasuries. Like most PIMCO ETFs, CORP is efficient from a cost perspective and very well managed. Other options offering similar exposure include LQD, which has considerably more assets and a higher average daily trading volume.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for CORP 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 Corporate Bonds 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
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||9.29%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.44%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||-4.78%|
|1% to 2%||2.28%|
|2% to 3%||21.23%|
|3% to 4%||33.86%|
|4% to 5%||23.63%|
|5% to 6%||10.09%|
|6% to 7%||8.25%|
|7% to 8%||1.98%|
|8% to 9%||0.15%|
|9% to 10%||0.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||1.98%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 22 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of CORP relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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