This ETF provides exposure to the mortgage backed security slice of the bond market, a corner of the finance world that has seen its share of troubles over the past few years. While MBS funds were at the heart of the subprime crisis, this product invests in liquid, stable bonds that are unlikely to default, pay out solid rates of interest, and provide valuable diversification benefits to a portfolio. Due to these benefits, most investors should consider adding some MBS holdings to their portfolio, albeit in a very small amount. MBB represents an excellent choice for investors looking to do just that as the fund is by far the most popular in the Category as well as the most liquid. In terms of diversification, the fund does a pretty solid job as it holds over 150 securities and its top ten holdings make up less than 15% of the total fund. Thanks to this, any further shocks to the housing market are unlikely to grossly impact this fund making MBB a solid choice for buy and holders and traders alike.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for MBB 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 Mortgage Backed Securities 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||70.5%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||65.4%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||0.0%|
|1% to 2%||0.04%|
|2% to 3%||13.66%|
|3% to 4%||41.69%|
|4% to 5%||7.71%|
|5% to 6%||2.08%|
|6% to 7%||0.22%|
|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%|
There are 2 other ETFs in the Mortgage Backed Securities 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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