iShares Launches Targeted Corporate Bond ETFs (QLTB, QLTC)
iShares continues to expand its suite of fixed income ETFs in 2012, rolling out a pair of ETFs that bring a new level of granularity to corporate bonds. The Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB) and B-Ca Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTC) will seek to replicate indexes comprised of bonds with specific credit ratings, segmenting the universe of corporate debt into multiple buckets. Currently, the products in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category and Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category generally hold securities with multiple credit ratings, covering a wider range of the risk/return spectrum. The Baa-Ba Rated ETF (QLTB) will straddle the line between investment grade and non-investment grade. Generally, bonds rated Baa3 or higher are considered to be investment grade, while those rated Ba1 and lower are in “junk” status. QLTC will focus its portfolio on bonds that are substantial credit risks, including some components that are in default with [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: iShares Rolls Out Ex-U.S. Junk Bond ETFs (EMHY, HYXU) iShares Beefs Up Bond ETF Lineup 5 New, Noteworthy ETFs From Q1 Reviewing The New Bond Sector ETFs Van Eck Debuts Fallen Angel Junk Bond ETF (ANGL)
iShares continues to expand its suite of fixed income ETFs in 2012, rolling out a pair of ETFs that bring a new level of granularity to corporate bonds. The Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB) and B-Ca Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTC) will seek to replicate indexes comprised of bonds with specific credit ratings, segmenting the universe of corporate debt into multiple buckets. Currently, the products in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category and Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category generally hold securities with multiple credit ratings, covering a wider range of the risk/return spectrum. The Baa-Ba Rated ETF (QLTB) will straddle the line between investment grade and non-investment grade. Generally, bonds rated Baa3 or higher are considered to be investment grade, while those rated Ba1 and lower are in “junk” status. QLTC will focus its portfolio on bonds that are substantial credit risks, including some components that are in default with [...]

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