December 31, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
Best and Worst Bond ETFs of 2012
This was the year of bond ETF growth, with massive inflows into this asset class over the last few months. After the financial crisis, investors have flocked to this consistent and often high-yielding asset class. In the last month some have backed off as worries of the fiscal cliff spill over into investment practices, but this long-term market will still end this year with some of the highest cash inflow of the year [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of country-specific ETFs that have surpassed all others since the beginning of 2012 (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list): Ticker ETF YTD Return ITLY PowerShares DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETF 32.0% PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio 14.6% HYD Market Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF 10.4% PowerShares DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETF , Up [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: International Bond ETFs: Cruising Through All The Options 12 High-Yielding Monthly Distribution Bond ETFs Bond ETFs For Every Objective International Bond ETF Guide: All the Options For Ex-U.S. Fixed Income Exposure Getting The Most Out Of Your Bond ETFs
This was the year of bond ETF growth, with massive inflows into this asset class over the last few months. After the financial crisis, investors have flocked to this consistent and often high-yielding asset class. In the last month some have backed off as worries of the fiscal cliff spill over into investment practices, but this long-term market will still end this year with some of the highest cash inflow of the year [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of country-specific ETFs that have surpassed all others since the beginning of 2012 (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list): Ticker ETF YTD Return  ITLY PowerShares DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETF  32.0% PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio  14.6% HYD Market Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF 10.4% PowerShares DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETF , Up [...]

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