Features and News

Second Diversified Long-Term Bond ETF Appears

The new SPDR bond ETF boasts a portfolio with an average maturity of 24.39%, says SSgA. 

Features and News

Fire Sale: Bond ETFs Trading Like Closed-End Funds

Across the board, bond ETFs are trading like closed-end funds. But not everyone is willing to make the same connections between markets. 

Features and News

The Long Road: Muni ETF Yields Hold Up

Distressed credit markets are sinking municipal bond ETFs, but the yields are holding up against their taxable cousins. 

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

ETFs Approach $500 Billion

New research from Morgan Stanley found that inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs topped $11.6 billion in the first three months of 2007, bringing total ETF assets in the U.S. to approximately $480 billion. That actually represents a significant slowdown in asset growth, as it calculates out to just 10 percent annualized growth. In comparison, the industry grew 40 percent in 2006.

ETF Report

 Vanguard’s bond ETFs challenge iShares’ hegemony

Giving Barclays Global Investors’ a run for its money in the ETF fixed income space, Vanguard launched four broad bond ETFs in early April. They are: Total Bond Market (AMEX: BND), Short-Term Bond (AMEX: BSV), Intermediate-Term Bond (AMEX: BIV), Long-Term Bond (AMEX: BLV). All four track Lehman Brothers bond indexes: Aggregate Bond, 1-5 Year Government Credit, 5-10 Year Government/Credit, and Long Government Credit respectively.

Features and News

Competition In Bonds

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