FLOT - iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF

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Previous Close50.97
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1800
Day's Range50.96 - 50.99
52 Week Range50.79 - 51.10
Avg. Volume1,781,587
Net Assets10.65B
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
YTD Return1.43%
Beta (3y)-0.02
Expense Ratio (net)0.20%
Inception Date2011-06-14
  • Investopedia7 days ago

    Looking to Cut Market Exposure? Try These ETFs

    In times of market trouble, investors look for ways to limit their exposure while not foregoing returns entirely. While one could choose plain cash, the real rate of cash is negative; with inflation chipping away at value, a cash holding actually declines in value over time.

  • ETF Trends9 days ago

    Floating Rate Notes: A Hot Corner of the Bond Landscape

    One of the hottest areas of the fixed income space this year is floating rate notes (FRNs), a theme benefiting exchange traded funds such as the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (CBOE: FLOT) . Floating rate notes, like the name suggests, have a floating interest rate. Specifically, the notes’ have a so-called reset period with interest rates tied to a benchmark, such as the Fed funds, LIBOR, prime rate or U.S. Treasury bill rate.

  • ETF Trends13 days ago

    Fixed-Income ETFs to Watch After Fed’s Policy Decision

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  • 4 Bond ETFs to Play in a Rising Rate Environment
    Zacks21 days ago

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  • ETF Trends24 days ago

    Investors Love This Floating Rate ETF

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  • ETF Trends26 days ago

    Trump ‘Not Happy’ About Rates, Floating Rate Investors Are

    In a recent interview with CNBC, U.S. President Donald Trump unsurprisingly made his discontent known, saying he's "not happy" about the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy moves to raise interest rates. President Trump's comments also stem from concern that a rising dollar in conjunction with rising rates will discourage investment from abroad.  Looking at the U.S. Dollar Index Chart, the greenback has been gaining strength, particularly within the past few months where it has ticked above its 50-day simple moving average. While rising rates may not conjure up thoughts of excitement for President Trump, fixed-income investors allocating their capital into ETFs that feature a floating rate component are rejoicing.

  • Morningstar27 days ago

    Combat Rising Interest Rates With This Low-Credit-Risk ETF

     IShares Floating Rate Bond ETF  FLOT is a solid option for investors worried about rising interest rates and credit risk. This low-fee fund invests in investment-grade corporate bonds whose interest payments grow as rates rise. The fund tracks the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Floating Rate Note

  • ETF Trendslast month

    Retail Sales Growth Could Signal More Rate Hikes

    The latest U.S. economic data revealed by the Department of Commerce showed an increase in retail sales in June, signaling that continued growth could make way for more interest rate hikes to come before the end of 2018. Furthermore, retail sales have climbed steadily the last five years, almost touching the 2% mark in the tail end of 2017. Furthermore, continued growth came as a result of a 0.4% increase in auto sales during the month of June following a 1.4% increase in May.

  • Barrons.comlast month

    [$$] Bolster Your Bond Portfolio

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  • ETF Trendslast month

    Floating Rate Bond ETF Takes Advantage of Short-Term Maturities

    When it comes to fixed income investing, investors may seek long-term bonds to extract its benefits of higher returns in lieu of additional risk, but in market times like today where trade concerns continue to roil the markets and interest rate spikes lie ahead, a short-term strategy in conjunction with a floating rate component could be the ticket to solid returns as in the case of the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT) . FLOT seeks to track the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays US Floating Rate Note

  • 6 Ways to Beat Rising Interest Rates
    Kiplinger2 months ago

    6 Ways to Beat Rising Interest Rates

    Even if you have been an investor for 30 years, you don't really know about high interest rates. U.S. interest rates peaked in October 1981, when the 30-year Treasury bond traded at 15%. The dream, when I started investing later that decade, was of "hat-sized yields" of 6%-7%, which didn't become the norm until the early 1990s. Today, interest rates are less than half that. Early in 2018, the rate on the 30-year Treasury stood around 2.7%. By mid-February, the yield on that long-term debt had spiked about 15% to around 3.1%, which is roughly where it trades today. Investors panicked at the time, and higher interest rates still have investors worried. For good reason. After all, higher interest rates make bonds more competitive with some dividend stocks, and perhaps more importantly, they make borrowing more expensive for corporations, eating into the bottom line. The Federal Reserve has already raised its benchmark rate once this year, is about to do so a second time and is expected to hike interest rates once or even twice more before 2018. Your portfolio could well feel the shockwaves from these actions - though you can minimize the damage by taking a few actions. Here are six techniques suggested by money managers. SEE ALSO: 45 Smart Financial Moves You Can Make in an Hour or Less

  • Investors’ Fixed Income Barbell Choices
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Investors’ Fixed Income Barbell Choices

    SOKOL: You have laid out a good case to consider both emerging markets local currency bonds as well as floating rate investment grade debt. These seem, in many ways, at opposite ends of the spectrum from a risk perspective. So how could investors use these strategies to position their portfolios in this market?

  • ETF Trends3 months ago

    4 Timely Bond ETFs Pack on Assets in April

    Investors poured into fixed income ETFs in April as equity market volatility jumped with several month’s leading asset-gathering ETFs being bond funds. For example, the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF ...

  • Will Bond ETFs Sustain Their April Momentum in May?
    Zacks3 months ago

    Will Bond ETFs Sustain Their April Momentum in May?

    The fixed income world gained immense investors' love in April amid persistent stock market volatility.

  • 3 months ago

    5 Bond ETFs Enjoying a Great 2018

    The equity market has be shaken by a sudden bout of volatility, sending investors out of riskier assets and into safer plays. The shift in investment sentiment has been a huge boon for bond exchange traded ...

  • Investopedia4 months ago

    April Was a Banner Month for Fixed Income ETFs

    In fact, April was a great month for bond ETFs on multiple fronts. Last month, BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK), the parent company of iShares, the world's largest ETF issuer, said that combined assets under management for bond ETFs listed around the world eclipsed $800 billion. Entering the final trading day of last month, "U.S.-listed bond ETF flows have attracted $14.7 billion so far in April, on track for [the] biggest month of net inflows since October 2014 (October 2014 had inflows of $17.3 billion)," said Steve Laipply, head of U.S. iShares fixed income strategy at BlackRock.

  • 5 ETFs to Play Rising Yields
    InvestorPlace4 months ago

    5 ETFs to Play Rising Yields

    Now that trade war concerns appear to have eased somewhat, decent Q1 earnings have started hitting the market and some upbeat economic readings are coming up, long-term U.S. treasury yields have started soaring. Yields on 10-year Treasury notes crossed the 2.9% mark on Apr 19, marking the one-month high.Source: ©iStock.com/Osuleo

  • 5 ETFs to Play Rising Yields
    Zacks4 months ago

    5 ETFs to Play Rising Yields

    5 ETF ways to guard against rising rate risks and higher inflationary expectations.

  • TheStreet.com4 months ago

    Worried About Rates and Bond Risk? Here Are Some Income Options

    Options for ETFs that hold short-term Treasury bills and floating rate investment-grade bonds as well as other strategies.

  • Welcome Powell Era With These ETFs
    Zacks6 months ago

    Welcome Powell Era With These ETFs

    Powell's testimony pushed up bond yields causing a crash in bonds and equities. Still, can these ETFs gain in the coming days?

  • Business Wire6 months ago

    E*TRADE Significantly Expands Commission-Free ETF Lineup with 80 New Additions

    E*TRADE Financial Corporation today announced a significant expansion of its commission-free exchange-traded fund lineup, all of which are non-proprietary:

  • Floating Rate ETF (FLOT) Hits New 52-Week High
    Zacks6 months ago

    Floating Rate ETF (FLOT) Hits New 52-Week High

    This floating rate ETF hits a new 52-week high. Are more gains in store for this ETF?

  • Retirees, Break Free From Low Yields
    Kiplinger7 months ago

    Retirees, Break Free From Low Yields

    Bond funds took in about $201.9 billion in net new money in the first nine months of this year. That's 64% more than in the same period for 2016.

  • ETF Trends9 months ago

    4 Floating Rate ETFs for an Alternative to Cash

    Investors looking for an alternative to traditional cash instruments can consider floating rate bonds and the related exchange traded funds. The Federal Reserve has boosted borrowing costs twice this year ...