August 25, 2010 at 13:32 PM EDT
Market Vectors Planning Investment Grade Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLTR)
As investors have piled into the relative security of Treasury bonds, many have been extremely disappointed with the near-record low payments that these safe securities have been yielding. This has pushed many investors into other types of bonds such as corporate and municipals which have seen large inflows as investors flee the increasingly uncertain stock market for the stability of semi-annual coupon payments. In the beginning, investors had very few options when it came to investing in bonds and most offered little in the way of diversification. However, the advent of ETFs offered investors many more options in-terms of diversification and liquidity allowing investors to obtain targeted exposure to slices of the bond market at a cheap and liquid level. Although these funds were a good start, there were many holes which remained unfilled for years, forcing investors to make do with the limited choices available [see our Closer Look [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Market Turmoil Boosts Long-Term Government Bond ETFs Time For An International Corporate Bond ETF? Van Eck Debuts Local Currency Emerging Market Bond ETF (EMLC)
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