|Bid||35.09 x 3100|
|Ask||35.11 x 900|
|Day's Range||35.06 - 35.12|
|52 Week Range||32.70 - 35.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.72|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.07%|
In the first half of this year, fixed income ETFs saw inflows of $74 billion, including a staggering $26 billion in June alone, said CFRA Research Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research Todd Rosenbluth in a note out Tuesday. Year to date, five bond ETFs are among the top 10 U.S.-listed ETFs in terms of new assets added and all five of those funds are iShares or Vanguard products. “While the asset manager is the US ETF industry heavyweight with $1.6 trillion in assets and a leading 39% market share, iShares is even more dominant in the bond asset class with a 49% share,” said Rosenbluth.
As investors take an overhead view of the global fixed-income landscape, many are taking into account the changing market conditions and adapting to the changes by creating a diversified bond portfolio. Growth has weakened in most major economies and financial conditions have tightened going into 2019 as investors grew increasingly concerned about the end of the post-crisis economic expansion that has extended for a decade. Consequently, investors should expect increased near-term volatility.
As the ETF industry grows and matures, investors are gravitating toward specific areas of interest and targeted investment strategies. “I think what we are already seeing – costs matter. We continue to see that,” Susan Thompson, Head of SPDR Americans Distribution for State Street Global Investors, said at Inside ETFs.
Many fixed-income investors are concerned about the Federal Reserve's tighter monetary policy with interest rate hikes during the end of a traditional economic cycle. For example, the SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPIB) shows a 4.22 year adjusted duration and comes with a 3.92% 30-day SEC yield. On the other hand, if investors were to move down the yield curve a little bit, the SPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPSB) has a 1.8 year duration and a 3.46% 30-day SEC yield.
In a rising interest rate environment, fixed-income assets typically fall out of favor. However, after the recent sell-off, corporate bonds and related exchange traded funds have attracted more attention, ...