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While most investors turn to iShares’ infamous iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (LQD, A) as their top choice for corporate bond exposure, interest in products that go beyond the prolific LQD portfolio has grown in recent years. For those looking to diversify their fixed-income exposure, international corporate bonds offer a compelling option, and thanks to the evolution of the ETF industry, there are several international corporate bond ETFs to choose from [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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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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Van Eck notched yet another first for the ETF industry today with the launch of a product designed to deliver exposure to high yielding bonds from international issuers. The Market Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF (IHY) will seek to replicate an index comprised of below investment grade debt from issuers in both emerging and […]

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WisdomTree, the firm behind an already robust suite of international fixed income ETFs, announced on Thursday the launch of another first-to-market fund that expands the universe of bonds available to U.S. investors. The new Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB) will be an actively-managed ETF that offers exposure to dollar-denominated corporate bonds from issuers in […]

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Just a few years ago there were only a handful of bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, and almost all of them focused on securities from U.S. issuers denominated in U.S. dollars. One of the most noteworthy innovations to shape the ETF industry over the last several years has been a significant growth in international […]

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WisdomTree Rolls Out Australian Bond ETF (AUNZ)

by on October 25, 2011 | Updated May 14, 2013

WisdomTree, the issuer behind a number of popular international debt ETFs, followed through today on the previously announced conversion of its Dreyfus New Zealand Dollar Fund (previously traded under the ticker BNZ) to the Australian & New Zealand Debt Fund (AUNZ). The revised fund will continue to be actively managed, with the investment objective changing […]

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Van Eck, one of the pioneers of ETFs offering exposure to international bond markets, has laid the groundwork for what would be yet another first-of-its-kind fixed income fund. In a recent SEC filing, the company detailed plans for the Market Vectors European Currency High Yield Bond ETF, a fund that would offer exposure to junk […]

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Using ETFs To Build A Complete Bond Portfolio

by on August 18, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

In recent years, ETFs have become increasingly popular tools for accessing the fixed income corner of the market. The space initially grew much more slowly than equity ETFs, but investors have gradually become more comfortable with the combination of fixed income exposure and the exchange-traded structure. Innovation in the bond ETF space has been impressive […]

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International Bond ETFs: Cruising Through All The Options

by on July 18, 2011 | Updated September 22, 2014

The fixed income corner of the ETF industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, as investors have become increasingly comfortable with achieving bond exposure through the exchange-traded structure. This is evidenced by the billions and billions and inflows to these products over the years. Despite impressive growth figures, it seems that the potential for […]

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The past few weeks have been a relatively slow stretch for the ETF industry–at least in terms of product development. Since EGShares rolled out a suite of sector-specific emerging markets ETFs on June 23, only two new products have hit the market: the S&P 500 Crude Oil Linked ETN (BARL) from Morgan Stanley and the […]

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The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of the quarter gave a nice boost at an opportune moment). Most major equity indexes are up slightly on […]

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Innovation has become a hallmark of the ETF industry in recent years, as new and existing issuers alike have have rolled out increasingly complex and creative products that have further expanded the universe of asset classes and investment strategies available through exchange-traded products. Perhaps no corner of the ETF lineup has grown as quickly as […]

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