Bond ETF Overview

Bond ETFs were first introduced in 2002, and since then, investors have poured more than $300 billion in assets into those ETFs. But bond ETFs aren't a one-to-one swap for bonds. The ETF wrapper introduces key differences, which makes these investments behave in unexpected ways. This channel is designed to help you understand bond ETFs and how they work, keep you up-to-date on the latest bond ETF news, and find the right bond ETFs for your portfolio.

Daily ETF Flows

'IBB' Gathers Assets

The biotech ETF found itself at No. 2 on the daily inflows list for Friday, Jan. 13.

Features and News

No-Commission ETFs: More Volume, Tighter Spreads

In this study, the impact of trading commission was a real drag, particularly in relatively illiquid markets.

Features and News

Friday Hot Reads: 13 Contrarian Economic Predictions For 2017

Also, BlackRock’s Matt Tucker's expectations for the bond market this year.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Hartford Plans Active Bond Funds

Issuer files for its first bond ETFs.

Weekly ETF Flows

'QQQ' Fuels Positive Weekly Flows Despite Heavy Selling In 'SPY'

Inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs remained in positive territory this week despite a big outflow from the world's largest ETF.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Davis Launches First Funds

Newcomer debuts three active ETFs.

Features and News

Thursday Hot Reads: 3 ETF Trends For 2017

Also, why raising rates can push PowerShares' dollar ETF even higher.

Daily ETF Flows

'IEMG' Inflows Total $315M

The emerging market ETF topped the daily inflows list on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: ‘Sell Herding’ In Corporate Bonds

The trend of institutional sell herding in corporate bonds can hurt your returns.