|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF offers exposure to bonds issued by governments outside the U.S., offering an efficient way to access an asset class that is overlooked within the portfolios of many U.S.-based investors. Most fixed income portfolios are comprised almost entirely of securities from U.S. issuers, but the addition of international debt has the potential to enhance returns and add diversification benefits as well. By focusing on short-term debt, ISHG may appeal to investors concerned about the adverse impact of rising interest rates, and is primarily a tactical tool to be used for fine tuning the fixed income side of a portfolio. BWZ will offer generally similar exposure to this ETF, and IGOV and BWX offer a way to access international Treasuries across a range of maturities. When evaluating these ETF options, factors to consider include the breakdown by country, effective duration, and attractiveness of the current yield.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ISHG 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 International Government 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 Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||3.77%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||34.47%|
|1% to 2%||9.16%|
|2% to 3%||2.01%|
|3% to 4%||13.81%|
|4% to 5%||29.5%|
|5% to 6%||7.61%|
|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||0.0%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 5 other ETFs in the International 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.
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 ISHG 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 Category.
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