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When it comes to corporate bond ETFs, there is no fund more popular than iShares’ infamous iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, LQD. The king of corporate bonds maintains a portfolio worth over $23 billion in total assets, and trades nearly two million times a day on average. For investors looking for the most active and liquid ETF in this category, LQD is by far the best bet. But for those who wish to stray away from the mega-funds, there are a number of intriguing and worthwhile options in the space [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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With over 1,400 ETPs to choose from, and new ones launching every month, it’s no wonder that investors have embraced the diverse, cost-efficient nature of this financial instrument, making exchange-traded funds the preferred investment vehicle for many. ETFs offer easy access to strategies and corners of the global market that were previously costly, complex, and difficult-to-reach for mainstream investors. Some have embraced ETFs are core building blocks for long-term portfolios, while others prefer to use them as tactical tools over shorter time horizons; no matter what your objective may be, chances are there’s at least one ETF out there that suits your needs [see How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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iShares continues to expand its suite of fixed income ETFs in 2012, rolling out a pair of ETFs that bring a new level of granularity to corporate bonds. The Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB) and B-Ca Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTC) will seek to replicate indexes comprised of bonds with specific credit ratings, segmenting […]

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Q1 of 2012 is officially on the books and the ETF industry is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So far this year, investors have been introduced to some of the most intriguing products to have hit the markets, beefing up the list of more than 1,400 ETFs to chose from.  As issuers […]

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iShares introduced a pair of new ETFs this week that offer exposure to junk bonds from issuers outside the U.S., opening a new segment of the global fixed income market that had previously been difficult to access. The two new funds include a product that targets junk bonds from emerging markets as well as a […]

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The innovation in the bond ETF arena just keeps on coming, as evidenced most recently by a trio of first-to-market products launched by iShares. Though there are more than two dozen ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category, until recently the level of granularity available from a sector perspective was rather limited. While investors can […]

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iShares Beefs Up Bond ETF Lineup

by on February 16, 2012 | Updated April 10, 2012

iShares continued to expand its suite of exchange-traded products this week with the debut of seven new bond ETFs. The new offering includes the first products available to U.S. investors that offer sector-specific exposure to the corporate bond market. The new ETFs are: iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Fund (GOVT) iShares Aaa – A Rated […]

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