January 19, 2012 at 06:00 AM EST
German Bond ETF: Plenty Of Risk, Not Much Return
The development of the bond ETF industry in recent years has been well documented; as investors have become more comfortable with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded structure, inflows to this corner of the market have grown significantly. Moreover, ETF issuers have gradually expanded the geographic reach of the bond ETF lineup, developing products that offer access to fixed income securities beyond U.S. borders. This innovation has allowed U.S.-based portfolios to achieve the same degree of dollar diversification in the fixed income allocation as has long been possible with equities; the bond ETF universe now consists of products targeting a wide variety of both developed and emerging markets. With yields in the U.S. at record lows and interest rates expected to remain depressed through next year, many investors have embraced international bonds as a way to enhance total yield of their fixed income portfolios. Yields on [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011 2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts Six Noteworthy ETF Innovations PIMCO Launches Aussie Bond ETF November ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures
The development of the bond ETF industry in recent years has been well documented; as investors have become more comfortable with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded structure, inflows to this corner of the market have grown significantly. Moreover, ETF issuers have gradually expanded the geographic reach of the bond ETF lineup, developing products that offer access to fixed income securities beyond U.S. borders. This innovation has allowed U.S.-based portfolios to achieve the same degree of dollar diversification in the fixed income allocation as has long been possible with equities; the bond ETF universe now consists of products targeting a wide variety of both developed and emerging markets.  With yields in the U.S. at record lows and interest rates expected to remain depressed through next year, many investors have embraced international bonds as a way to enhance total yield of their fixed income portfolios. Yields on [...]

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