ETF Choices For Income Investors

March 05, 2012


Traditional income-focused investors experiencing trouble finding the right ETFs for their portfolio at a time of low yields on Treasurys have a few options if they vary allocations to different parts of the domestic and international fixed-income space, according to an article on the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal spoke to four advisory firms for their best ideas on finding income. The article emphasized diversification, and called for a variety of bond-related exposure schemes involving junk bonds, global corporate and sovereign debt, mortgage-backed securities and even gold.

Among the specific ETFs mentioned were:

  • SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK)
  • iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond Fund (NYSEArca: CIU)
  • iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MBB)
  • SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD)


The four advisory firms the journal spoke to are Clark Capital Management Group, Integrated Capital Management LLC, Cougar Global Investments LP. and Parker/Hunter Asset Management.

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