Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Government / Credit Bond Index ETF Overview

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Apple Debt Pops Up In Sundry Bond ETFs

The iPhone maker’s big debt sale in April is starting to show up in a slew of bond ETFs.

ETF Report

 Total Bond Market ETFs Have Small But Key Differences

Last year, fixed income was a place of safety for many investors. Sure, corporate bonds had some grim moments, but in general, bonds handily outperformed stocks during 2008—with Treasuries the shining beacon in the storm. The irony, of course, was that fixed-income vehicles were the source of many of the problems.

ETF Report

 New bond ETFs heighten interest

One corner of the ETF industry that has been bypassed-at least until recently- is bonds. It's the forgotten asset class, in part because the mere mention of its name conjures images of stodgy conservatism and more alluring products like private equity, currencies, and alternative weighting schemes have been given preference by ETF designers and captured media attention.

 

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Competition In Bonds

ETF investors get a new choice for fixed-income; Vanguard pushes the envelope on costs.

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Crazy Eights

Finally, more fixed-income: iShares launches a major expansion of its fixed-income franchise.