In another sign that investors are getting nervous about rising interest rates, a short-duration bond ETF at PIMCO has grown larger than a fund managed by Bill Gross.
BOND is the ETF version of PIMCO Total Return Fund, the world’s largest mutual fund. [PIMCO Total Return ETF Provides Low-Cost Access to Bill Gross]
MINT is an ultrashort bond ETF that some investors use as an alternative to money market funds. [Short-Duration ETFs]
MINT has replaced BOND as the largest actively managed ETF.
Since long-term rates began to rise in May, investors have pulled out $858 million from the Total Return ETF and added $1.4 billion to the Enhanced Short Maturity ETF, reports Jason Kephart for Investment News.
“With massively rising interest rates, even a good bond manager is going to have trouble creating positive performance in this environment,” said Timothy Strauts, an analyst at Morningstar, in the article.
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