This ETF is among a small number of products that offers exposure to floating rate debt, giving it a risk/return profile that is somewhat unique. The securities held by FLTR generally won't be included in the ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb Category, making FLTR a potentially useful tool for those looking to round out a fixed income portfolio. This fund can also be useful for investors looking to fine tune fixed income exposure in certain environments. Whereas most bond ETFs invest exclusively in debt that pays a fixed coupon over the life of the note, this ETF holds debt that adjusts its coupon payment based on a reference rate. As a result, there is minimal interest rate risk associated with this fund, as the effective duration is close to zero. That makes FLTR appealing for investors who believe that interest rates are headed higher (rate hikes generally have an adverse impact on the price of fixed rate bonds). FLTR compensates investors for the credit risk taken on, but allows them to steer clear of any interest rate risk. Those looking for fixed rate investment grade corporate debt have a number of options in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category (LQD is perhaps the most popular choice) while those seeking higher yields from floating rate debt may prefer the Bank Loan Portfolio (BKLN) that focuses on floating rate securities from issuers with lower credit ratings.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLTR 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||2.69%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.83%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||8.07%|
|1% to 2%||58.72%|
|2% to 3%||28.9%|
|3% to 4%||0.84%|
|4% to 5%||0.67%|
|5% to 6%||0.0%|
|6% to 7%||0.0%|
|7% to 8%||0.0%|
|8% to 9%||0.0%|
|9% to 10%||0.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||3.73%|
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 23 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 FLTR 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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