iShares Barclays MBS Fixed-Rate Bond ETFFund
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- Assets $7,338.2M
- Expense Ratio 0.29%
- Yield 2.33%
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US Fixed Income ETF
iShares MBS ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of investment-grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies.
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07-28-2015 01:30 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We have seen some improved trading volume relative to the average levels lately in the largest Mortgage-Backed bond ETF MBB (iShares MBS, Expense Ratio 0.27%) accompanied by some inflows stemming from creations. Approximately $250 million has entered MBB on a rally in the unde...
06-03-2015 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon
The global fixed-income sell-off is taking a toll on government bonds, pressuring mortgage-backed securities and related exchange traded funds. Mortgage securities-related ETFs are in their third day of selling Wednesday, with the iShares MBS ETF (NYSEArca: MBB) down 0.4%, Van...
03-04-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors can gain exposure to a diverse pool of mortgage-backed securities through exchange traded funds, but people should first understand how the investments work. Mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, came out of the financial crisis with a black eye, but the asset class is...
12-01-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors can diversify a fixed-income portfolio with high-quality mortgage-backed securities and related exchange traded funds, but they should also understand the potential risks ahead. For instance, the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index ETF (NYSEArca: VMBS) tracks a...
10-24-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Propping up the rally in the government bonds and fixed-income-related exchange traded funds, Corporate America has been adding Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities onto their corporate portfolios in anticipation of potential volatility ahead. In an attempt to hedge risks...
09-04-2014 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon
FlexShares, the exchange traded funds unit of Northern Trust (NasdaqGS: NTRS), today introduced the FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (NasdaqGM: MBSD). The new ETF consists of mortgage-backed securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA or ...
04-25-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
In a low interest rate environment, bond investors often face some unattractive choices: Take on higher credit risk or deal with the lower yields on higher grade bonds. The new iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BYLD) aims to solve that conundrum. BYLD uses a fund of ...
11-20-2013 12:14 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We have seen some selling pressure in the "benchmark" ETF name that tracks the Mortgage Backed Securities market, MBB (iShares Barclays MBS Fixed Rate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.31%) as the fund has seen about $150 million flow out via redemption activity. Although in the context o...
08-21-2013 03:35 PM by Tom Lydon
In anticipation of the eventual Fed withdrawal from mortgage-backed securities purchases, MBS-related exchange traded funds have tracked lower and are now testing their summer lows. The iShares MBS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: MBB) fell 3.4% over the past three months. The minutes of t...
05-28-2013 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Speculation that the Federal Reserve is mulling winding down or an outright end to its asset-buying activities has weighed on mortgage REIT ETFs recently. Funds previously prized for high yields tumbled last week because mortgage-backed securities are vulnerable to rising interes...
09-19-2012 03:12 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MBB), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $5.9 billion. Objective: The iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Barclays U.S. MBS Index, which tracks investment grade agency mortgage-bac...
04-27-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The real estate market is beginning to stabilize and turn around, with existing home sales inching higher and appreciation in housing prices. While the residential and commercial real estate sectors have seen an impressive turnaround, exchange traded fund investors may also look ...
02-21-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With the advent of exchange traded funds, investors are now capable of including a wide range of investment styles and strategies to form their very own diversified ETF portfolio. Depending on the investment objective and time horizon, investors may weight play around with the...
09-23-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
For retirees who are looking for greater capital appreciation and hold a higher risk tolerance, an ETF portfolio with a more aggressive investment strategy may be a better fitting option. Investors looking to solely live off their investments over the next 20 or so more years ...
09-22-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Retirees seeking a moderate risk in their exchange traded fund investment portfolios will want to lean more toward the safety of bonds but still hold enough equities to provide some level of capital appreciation, according to Morningstar. The moderate portfolio for retirees an...
09-21-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Conservative investors in retirement can tap exchange traded funds to build all-ETF portfolios featuring stocks and bonds. The conservative ETF investor aiming to protect wealth in retirement should limit exposure to equities and rely on the stability offered in bonds, along w...
09-03-2011 12:08 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Overall volumes in exchange traded funds this week were slightly below average, which the bears would point to as an indicator that the early week run-up would eventually run out of steam and revert lower. In fact, this did occur after an early morning rise on Thursday and we fin...
08-29-2011 10:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Last week we saw increased trading volume and subsequent redemption activity in two notable fixed-income exchange traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury bonds. The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NYSEArca: TLT) and iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (NYSEArca: TIP), which ...
08-25-2011 10:16 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
An exchange traded fund that has experienced abnormal volumes in recent days, and subsequent creation activity which has led to a notable increase in assets under management, is iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MBB). MBB grants exposure to the investment grade fixed r...
07-02-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Growth prospects can be found in emerging markets, yet the investment in related shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) also come with risk. Long-term investors who buy-and-hold must take a better diversified approach to this sector to protect their portfolios in the long run. ...
02-11-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
2008 was a devastating and demoralizing year for just about all securities and exchange traded funds (ETFs) except for the U.S. Treasury Bond market.The reason behind this surge in bonds was that investors responded to turbulent times in a fight-or-flight manner, and fled to the ...
02-05-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In volatile market times, many investors have turned to cash, but cash may not be the only king. It appears that bonds, with higher yields, and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be a way to fine tune ones exposure. The beauty of the bond market is that there is a pletho...
02-03-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As with everything else, the exchange traded fund (ETF) world has its shares of winners and losers, and Charles Darwins' philosophy of survival of the fittest prevails. It was recently announced that Northern Trust is shutting down its NETS line of ETFs- the ETFs focused on i...