iShares Expands Bond Listings; State Street Launches Russell 2000 ETF

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Stocks rallied this week after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke quelled fears of the Fed scaling back its massive bond-buying program, reassuring that the economy still needs “highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future.” With earnings season just underway and analyst expectations still low, this rally may not last long, but two ETF issuers decided to take advantage of the post holiday market euphoria [for more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter].

Market veteran State Street, introduced a new way to gain exposure to Small Caps:

iShares has once again expanded it’s already extensive lineup, focusing on global corporate bonds with a range of expiration dates [also check out How Broke Is Your State]:

  • iSharesBond 2016 Corporate Term ETF (IBDA)
  • iSharesBond 2018 Corporate Term ETF (IBDB)
  • iSharesBond 2020 Corporate Term ETF (IBDC)
  • iSharesBond 2023 Corporate Term ETF (IBDD)

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