|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||103.09 - 103.21|
|52 Week Range||101.92 - 107.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.61%|
Passive, index-based bond exchange traded funds have helped investors ride the bull rally in fixed-income assets in recent years, but changing market conditions will have to force them to reconsider their investment options. At the Inside ETFs Canada conference in Montreal, Patrick O’Connor, head of global exchange-traded funds at Franklin Templeton Investments, argued that fixed-income indices are "broken" and active management will become necessary for successful bond ETFs, reports Kristine Owram for Financial Advisors. “Investors typically have gone into passive fixed income primarily because that’s all there was,” O’Connor said.
Passive bond investors have enjoyed years of steady growth as the benchmark Barclays Aggregate Bond Index helped provide core support, but with a rising rate environment ahead, people should consider active ...