June 27, 2011 at 07:00 AM EDT
CBND vs. LQD: Better Corporate Bond ETF?
Innovation has become a hallmark of the ETF industry in recent years, as new and existing issuers alike have have rolled out increasingly complex and creative products that have further expanded the universe of asset classes and investment strategies available through exchange-traded products. Perhaps no corner of the ETF lineup has grown as quickly as the investment grade corporate bond space. At the beginning of 2009, there were only four ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category with aggregate assets of about $8 billion. As investors have become more comfortable with the combination of fixed income exposure and ETFs, both products and assets have skyrocketed. There are now 23 ETFs in this ETFdb Category with a total of nearly $30 billion in AUM at the end of May. Much like the rest of the ETF industry, this growth has been marked by innovation, as opposed to duplication. Guggenheim introduced a [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Bond ETFs: 12 Stops Along The Risk/Return Spectrum Inverse Bond ETFs: Highlighting All The Options ETF Pipeline: Floating Rate Bonds, European Bonds, And More Bond ETF Ideas: Room For Growth In Fixed Income Arena International Bond ETFs To Diversify Fixed Income Exposure
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