ETF Resumé

BABZTicker Symbol

PIMCO Build America Bond Strategy Fund ETFFund



  • Change 0.06 (0.1%)
  • Volume 0.00 M

10:31 AM EDT Sep 17, 2014
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  • Assets $23.6M
  • Expense Ratio 0.45%
  • Yield 3.84%
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
  • Vs 200 Day EMA %

Fixed Income ETF

Pimco Build America Bond Exchange-Traded Fund is an actively managed exchange- traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Barclays Capital Build America Bond Index.

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Last Close Volume
4,398 78.1%
Trend on Last Close
50 DAY 51.44 51.80 -0.7% 09-10-2014
200 DAY 51.44 50.93 1.0% 04-23-2014
0.0086 -0.224 0.094 0.025
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  • Build America Bond ETFs Susceptible to Rate Risk

    08-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Build America Bonds and related exchange traded funds provide attractive yields and have outperformed other tax-exempt municipal bonds. However, these debt securities face greater risks in a rising rate environment. The PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio (NYSEArca: BAB) ...

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  • PIMCO to Shutter Four ETFs, Add Three New Funds

    08-18-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO, the eleventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said four of its ETFs will be closed in September, but the asset manager plans to add three new actively managed ETFs to its lineup. The PIMCO Australia Bond Index ETF (NYSEArca: AUD), PIMCO Canada Bond Index ET...

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  • Scarcity Issues Surround Build America Bond ETFs

    12-02-2013 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As Treasury yields have risen this year, long duration Build America Bonds and the exchange traded funds that hold those bonds have come under pressure. Still, these ETFs remain fairly popular popular with investors due to enticing yield. For example, the PowerShares Build Ame...

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  • Rising Rates, Sequestration Hit Build America Bond ETFs

    06-20-2013 12:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    It is not just U.S. junk bonds or emerging markets sovereign debt that have suffered at the hands of bond bubble chatter. Add Build America Bonds to that list as multiple factors explain the stunning retrenchment in Build America Bond ETFs over the past month. In the past mont...

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  • The Actively Managed ETF Landscape

    05-09-2013 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While still only accounting for a fraction of the overall exchange traded fund space, actively managed funds have been quickly attracting new assets. According to AdvisorShares, actively managed U.S.-listed ETFs saw $3.6 billion in new asset inflows year-to-date through April ...

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  • Don't Get Fooled by an ETF's Name

    04-01-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors should never be fooled into trading an exchange traded fund based solely on its moniker, lest they discover some nasty surprises down the line. While their moniker may give a sense of the what the investment covers, individuals will still need to do some homework on the...

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  • Pimco Looks to Expand ETF Presence

    08-12-2011 08:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    Pimco is making waves in the exchange traded fund business with plans to launch an ETF version of Total Return Fund, the huge portfolio overseen by bond whiz Bill Gross. The investment manager has also filed paperwork with regulators to introduce ETFs to track bonds in Austral...

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  • Could Muni Bonds Be Dragging BAB ETFs?

    03-04-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Build America Bond program ended in December, but some think its expiration could be part of what's hurting municipal bond exchange traded funds (ETFs). President Obama recently signed a stopgap measure that would reduce $4 billion from current government spending. He call...

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  • Build America Bond ETFs May Get a Second Chance

    02-14-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The popular Build America Bonds program may get a second chance at life if President Obama's budget passes in its current incarnation. The budget not only calls for the program to be revived, but it wants to make the program permanent. Last year, however, Republicans blocked e...

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  • Changes May Be In Store for BABS ETFs

    12-21-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Build America Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been as well-received as the program itself, but the program's future is now in question. The BABs program was launched in 2009 as a part of the economic stimulus package. The bonds were a way to fund various infrastructure ...

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  • Build America Bond ETFs' Future in Question

    12-09-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Build America Bonds project may be discontinued, as Congress decides how to extend the Bush Tax Cuts. The program's expiration raises the question of what will happen to the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that own such bonds. The expiring income tax credits will be extended ...

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  • PIMCO Launches Two New Bond ETFs

    09-21-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO is expanding its footprint in the bond exchange traded fund (ETF) space by launching two new additions to its lineup. The two new funds are: PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: CORP) PIMCO Build America Bonds Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: BABZ) ...

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Number of Holdings: 38

Municipal Bond 92.1%
Repo 3.4%
Government 2.5%
Net Cash 2%
Long Term 92.1%
Ultra Short 5.9%
Unknown 2%
High Grade 41.4%
Medium Grade 50.8%
Not Rated 7.9%

Number of Holdings: 38







5.5% BAB LA CNTY 54473ENT7   Medium Grade Long Term
5.2% BAB AMERN MUN PWR-E-... 02765UEQ3   Medium Grade Long Term
5.2% BAB CA ST-TXBL 13063BFV9   Medium Grade Long Term
5.1% BAB SACRAMENTO MUD-W 786005PN2   Medium Grade Long Term
4.2% BAB E BAY MUD 271014TU6   High Grade Long Term
3.9% BAB LA ARTS TXB 544435C32   Medium Grade Long Term
3.8% BAB LA MET TRN 5447122H4   High Grade Long Term
3.7% BAB SAN DIEGO ARPT-C 79739GBD7   Medium Grade Long Term
3.7% BAB CLARK CNTY ARPT 18085PLL6   High Grade Long Term
3.5% BAB IL TWY TXB-A-SR ... 452252FH7   High Grade Long Term
3.4% REPO --   Not Rated Ultra Short
3.3% BAB SC PUB SVC-TXB-C 837151AA7   Medium Grade Long Term
3.3% JOBSOHIO BEVERAGE-B 47770VAZ3   Medium Grade Long Term
2.9% BAB LA CMNTY CL 54438CNZ1   High Grade Long Term
2.9% BAB MEAG TXB-PLT VOG... 626207YF5   Medium Grade Long Term
2.7% BAB - LOUISVILLE/JEF... 546589QY1   High Grade Long Term
2.7% BAB MET TRN AUTH 59259YCA5   Medium Grade Long Term
2.7% BAB WA BIOMED 3 93730PAC0   High Grade Long Term
2.6% BAB SAN FRANCISCO UT 79765RTK5   High Grade Long Term
2.6% BAB MET TRANS AUTH 59259YBF5   Medium Grade Long Term
2.5% BAB MD TRN AUTH 574300HY8   High Grade Long Term
2.4% BAB UNIV CA REVS-BAB... 91412GEA9   High Grade Long Term
2.4% BAB PUBLIC PWR GEN-W... 744434CW9   Medium Grade Long Term
2.4% BAB NYC TRANSL FIN 64971M5M0   High Grade Long Term
2.3% BAB SALT RVR PROJ AG... 79575DE63   High Grade Long Term
2.1% BAB STHRN MN PWR-BAB... 843375ZL3   Medium Grade Long Term
1.7% BAB NYC MUN WTR FIN 64972FY26   High Grade Long Term
1.5% BAB DALLAS CONV CTR 235417AA0   Medium Grade Long Term
1.3% BAB LA WSTWTR-B 5446526F2   High Grade Long Term
1.3% BAB PA TPK-TXB-SR-B 709221TF2   High Grade Long Term
1.3% U S TREASURY NOTE 912828RZ5   Not Rated Ultra Short
1.3% U S TREASURY NOTE 912828UK4   Not Rated Ultra Short
1.0% NY DORM-QSCB 649902T45   High Grade Long Term
0.5% BAB MET GOVT-TXB-B 592125AM0   Medium Grade Long Term
0.5% BAB CA 13063BJB9   Medium Grade Long Term
0.5% BAB IL MUN ELEC 452024GT3   Medium Grade Long Term
0.5% BAB NC TPK AUTH-TXB 65830TAG0   High Grade Long Term
2.1% Other net assets (li... --   Not Rated -