Total Bond Market ETFs Battle For Inflows: AGG vs. BND
Total bond market ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios as they offer unparalleled simplicity and cost-efficiency for investors looking to gain broad, diversified fixed income exposure. Through the purchase of a single ticker, investors can beef up their portfolios’ current return all the while tapping into the major segments of the bond market, including government Treasuries and corporate debt [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. While there are over a dozen offerings in the Total Bond Market ETFdb Category, two funds remain safely atop the list: the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF and the iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF . Meet the Competitors Among the Total Bond Market ETFs currently available on the market, AGG and BND separate themselves by being the biggest funds in the space, boasting over $15 billion and $18 billion in total assets under management, respectively. Although these products are seemingly identical, [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Aggregate Bond ETFs: Closer Look Under The Hood IndexIQ Launches New Market Neutral ETF 5 Most Popular New ETFs Of 2012 (So Far) Hedge Fund “Clone” ETF Debuts (ALFA) 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn
Total bond market ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios as they offer unparalleled simplicity and cost-efficiency for investors looking to gain broad, diversified fixed income exposure. Through the purchase of a single ticker, investors can beef up their portfolios’ current return all the while tapping into the major segments of the bond market, including government Treasuries and corporate debt [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. While there are over a dozen offerings in the Total Bond Market ETFdb Category, two funds remain safely atop the list: the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF and the iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF . Meet the Competitors Among the Total Bond Market ETFs currently available on the market, AGG and BND separate themselves by being the biggest funds in the space, boasting over $15 billion and $18 billion in total assets under management, respectively. Although these products are seemingly identical, [...]

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