PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund ETFFund
- Change 0.19 (0.2%)
- Volume 0.21 M
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- Assets $3,594.2M
- Expense Ratio 0.55%
- Yield 3.07%
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Fixed Income ETF
PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund is an actively managed ETF incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to provide maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The Fund invests under normal circumstances at least 65% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of fixed income instruments of varying maturities.
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08-21-2014 02:33 PM by Todd Shriber
The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), the ETF version of the storied Total Return mutual fund, is snatching up investment-grade corporate bonds at a rapid clip as some investors and market observers fret about the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in 2015. BOND, of...
08-12-2014 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon
In anticipation of the Federal Reserve's eventual interest rate hikes next year, Bill Gross has reduced holdings of U.S. government-related debt in his Total Return flagship fund and related actively managed exchange traded fund. PIMCO has cut its allocation to U.S. government...
08-08-2014 03:28 PM by Max Chen
PIMCO's exchange traded fund adaptation of the flagship Total Return Fund could soon better mirror its mutual fund counterpart as the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the go ahead for derivatives usage. According to a recent filing, the SEC granted approval of proposed...
07-31-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
In an environment of low global economic growth, exchange traded fund investors may find that income generation, rather than capital gains, provides a better source of investment returns. "The global economy is left to depend on economic growth for further advances and it is g...
07-28-2014 03:13 PM by Tom Lydon
More investors are utilizing derivatives to make up for liquidity concerns in the fixed-income market. For example, PIMCO is using credit-defaults swaps as an alternative in its flagship fund, but the exchange traded fund version has been left out. According to Pacific Investm...
07-22-2014 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Large fund companies, asset managers, hedge funders and even financial advisors are taking a closer look at the exchange traded fund as a way to bring their ideas to the market and to tap into the growing demand for efficient, easy-to-use investment products. As asset managers...
07-19-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Geopolitical tensions were high this week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down in Ukraine and Israeli ground forces advanced toward the Gaza Strip. U.S. stocks endured to finish the week in solid form as the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a triple-digit gain on Frida...
07-17-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), also known as the Bill Gross ETF, is outpacing the PIMCO Total Return Fund, massive bond mutual fund that served as the inspiration for the ETF. "Over the three months through Tuesday, the standard shares for individual investors re...
07-16-2014 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While actively managed exchange traded funds still represent just a sliver of the broader exchange traded products industry, active offerings are on a positive growth trajectory. As of the end of June, there were 89 U.S.-listed actively managed ETFs with a combined $16.3 billi...
06-25-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While still a small segment of the growing exchange traded fund universe, actively managed strategies could support the ETF industry's next growth spurt. A recent SEI (Nasdaq: SEIC) white paper, The Rise of Active Management in ETFs, outlines the shift in the actively managed ...
06-25-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Actively managed exchange traded funds hold a scant percentage of the industry's total assets under management, but that could change in a big way over the next several years. Increased demand for the products and the potential for a more favorable regulatory environment could...
06-02-2014 07:15 AM by Tom Lydon
State Street's (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, and Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital LP are partnering to launch an actively managed fixed income ETF. The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF is expect...
05-20-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The S&P 500 is up 2.9% this year. That is not much better than 2.5% returned by the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: BND), the largest bond ETF and that performance by the S&P 500 lags the almost 3.3% year-to-date gain offered by the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEA...
03-27-2014 11:03 AM by James Colby -- Market Vectors
Efficiency, Diversity, and Yield I continue to be attracted to municipal bond closed-end funds (CEFs) given their compelling tax-exempt yields and believe that the Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT) is an efficient way to get diversified access to this market1. XMP...
03-15-2014 07:01 AM by Tom Lydon
When building a retirement nest egg, people will typically set aside a portion of their portfolios for conservative, fixed-income allocations. With exchange traded funds, investors can customize bond holdings as they see fit. For example, in an aggressive ETF portfolio for cou...
01-30-2014 11:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Even though bonds have staged an impressive rally throughout January of this year, with benchmark ETFs such as TLT (iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%), which had a $101 handle in late 2013 trading as high as $108.15 yesterday, we continue to see evidenc...
01-27-2014 04:22 PM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund manager, is working on 19 actively managed exchange traded fund versions of its mutual fund lineup to further diversify into the ETF industry. According to SEC filings on Jan. 24, PIMCO is planning ETF variations of mutual funds like the PI...
01-23-2014 02:06 PM by Max Chen
Looking to build on the success of its PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), PIMCO launched two more actively managed exchange traded fund versions of its popular fixed-income mutual fund strategies. The actively managed PIMCO Diversified Income Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSEAr...
01-03-2014 02:24 PM by Tom Lydon
In the relatively new exchange traded fund industry, the nascent actively managed ETF space is just beginning to expand, and investors should expect more options as money managers try to edge into mutual fund territory with a cheaper investment wrapper. Investors will see more...
12-11-2013 11:35 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
"U.S. Total Bond Market" funds have been rather active this week, with well-known benchmark name AGG (iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market, Expense Ratio 0.08%) seeing creation activity that has netted more than $600 million is the past several sessions. The ETF now has a massi...
11-11-2013 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon
The actively managed exchange traded fund space only makes up a sliver of the overall fund industry, but with prominent money managers stepping up to the plate, active ETFs could gain wider recognition. "While nascent today, we think active ETFs will grow," Bob Deutsch, head o...
10-25-2013 01:18 PM by Max Chen
Actively managed ETFs still represent just a sliver of the overall exchange traded products business, but a few issuers have found success in this arena. PIMCO, the world's largest bond house, is a prime example. The firm introduced the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND),...
10-17-2013 12:48 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Much was made several months back about outflows for the first time since BOND's (PIMCO Total Return, Expense Ratio 0.55%) 2012 inception that occurred in the marketplace, but the fund has still pulled in $131 million (net) year to date (total asset base is $3.86 billion which is...
10-09-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Actively managed exchange traded funds have been slow to match the phenomenal growth in passive index-based ETFs, but the active space has produce some interesting investment strategies. Active bond ETFs have gotten a lot of attention lately, mostly due to PIMCO's entrance int...
09-26-2013 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds are known for their liquidity, low costs, tax efficiency and transparency. T. Rowe Price is looking into the space and seems to like everything ETFs have to offer, except the transparency part. Although several traditional mutual-fund managers are working...
08-08-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The actively managed exchange traded fund space only makes up a fraction of the overall industry, but active ETFs are finally beginning to catch investors' eyes. Of the 87 ETFs launched this year, active funds made up 19% of the new new assets, reports Eric Balchunas for Bloom...
07-18-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to investment decisions, costs matter. In comparing the the PIMCO Total Return Fund and the exchange traded fund, the average retail investor may be better suited with the low-cost ETF version, Morningstar fund analysts say. The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: ...
06-24-2013 05:40 PM by Tom Lydon
As interest rates begin to rise from a three-decade low, bond investors are getting jittery. Consequently, the exchange traded fund industry is moving to launch actively managed offerings to help investors hedge against rising volatility in the fixed-income markets. According ...
06-14-2013 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon
On the back of the success of the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) and thanks to fresh interest in the advisor community, actively managed ETFs is starting to attract some interest among investors. Still, actively managed funds account for a scant percentage of the overall...
05-20-2013 09:25 AM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO is getting ready to launch three new actively managed exchange traded funds this year. The funds will follow the success of PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND). "These three ETFs are designed to provide income and preserve purchasing power," says Don Suskind, head o...
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 ...
05-03-2013 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon
The actively managed exchange traded fund industry is going through a growth spurt, making it more important than ever for investors to understand the differences between active and passive management. Small differences in these funds can have a big impact upon a portfolio. "T...
04-30-2013 07:50 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds have experienced inflows over the past year, while the mutual fund industry has experienced significant outflows. The ETF business has gathered over $1 trillion in assets under management, and for good reason. "Simple things that you're used to in the stock...
04-18-2013 12:49 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Trading at a fresh all-time high since inception this morning is BOND (PIMCO Total Return ETF, Expense Ratio 0.55%), which has made a ton of noise in the ETF world in quickly raising $4.9 billion in assets under management since its March 2012 inception. The ETF follows an act...
04-11-2013 09:19 AM by Tom Lydon
Established firms in passive indexed exchange traded funds as well as traditional mutual fund shops are preparing to launch actively managed ETFs. "If actively managed ETFs can outperform their index-based counterparts, they could be of great interest to both individual and in...
04-08-2013 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry has been dominated by the three largest providers, measured by assets under management. The smaller providers and new entrants into the business must find a particular strength to make a name for themselves. BlackRock iShares, State Street Glo...
04-03-2013 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon
The debate over active management versus passive management remains, but in the end does it really matter? Both styles compliment exchange traded fund investing and when used together -- they can both enhance a portfolio. "While some trace their history to as early as 2000, mo...
03-15-2013 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry is still dominated by the top providers, but other fund sponsors are attracting greater investment interest, capitalizing on their own specific market edge. PIMCO and Charles Schwab have now gathered over $10 billion in assets under management...
03-01-2013 08:02 AM by Tom Lydon
Actively managed exchange traded funds are still a drop in the bucket in terms of overall ETF assets. However, a major obstacle that has limited the proliferation of actively managed ETFs was lifted recently. The ability to use derivatives in actively managed ETFs was once res...
02-21-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), which has outperformed its bond benchmark and mutual-fund counterpart, is turning one year old on March 1. From its inception through Feb. 14, the BOND ETF outperformed the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index by 10 percentage points and ...
02-06-2013 11:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Mutual fund providers are getting creative in an effort to add exchange traded funds to their offerings. From "mimicking" to "master-feed" strategies, Vanguard may have the most successful patent yet. "More than a decade ago, Vanguard pioneered the idea of offering ETFs as a s...
02-01-2013 05:28 PM by Tom Lydon
Over 3,000 advisors attended the ETF Virtual Summit conference where attendees navigated market strategies in the growing exchange traded fund industry. Leading industry advisors and experts, such as Bill Gross, Jim Rogers, Rob Arnott and Russ Koesterich, provided their view o...
01-23-2013 06:15 AM by Tom Lydon
Many investors are scrambling for yield in a low-rate market for bonds and the Federal Reserve seems committed to keeping it that way. There are ETFs that can provide exposure to income-generating sectors with low costs and liquidity. However, investors just need to be careful...
01-16-2013 08:12 AM by Tom Lydon
T. Rowe Price (NYSE: TROW) and Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) have received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin trading actively managed exchange traded funds. "I expect them to move fast," Robert Goldsborough, an ETF analyst with Morningstar, said in a Baltim...
01-15-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
2013 could be the year that actively managed exchange traded funds finally take off. Two major catalysts are about to come together to get this sector off the ground early on this year. "Actively managed ETFs have faced a few big challenges. For starters, many active managers ...
01-08-2013 11:05 AM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry continues to innovate and evolve. Strategies have emerged to help investors cope with market uncertainty while other products have dissolved due to lack of investor interest. "In this country, we like 'new and improved,' but in the world of in...
12-26-2012 09:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Bond ETFs led all asset classes in terms of inflows this year but there are worries investors who have piled into fixed-income funds could get hurt if interest rates finally start rising in 2013. Taxable bond ETFs listed in the U.S. gathered $48 billion year to date through No...
12-17-2012 09:44 AM by Tom Lydon
The year is almost behind us and companies are ripe with outlooks and predictions for the exchange traded fund industry in 2013. S&P Capital believes that the ETF industry asset base will continue to grow in 2013, along with plenty of other positive implications. "While ma...
12-16-2012 06:26 AM by Tom Lydon
Bill Gross, manager of PIMCO's Total Return Fund and matching ETF, reportedly cut exposure to U.S. Treasuries and mortgages before the Federal Reserve said it plans to keep rates low until unemployment falls below 6.5%. The famed bond manager also said PIMCO may lower its risk...
12-14-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon
The New Year is a fresh start for investors and their approach to the stock market. Analysts are predicting that dividends and international debt will be hot exchange traded fund sectors to add to a portfolio. "While many forecasts for 2013 are tied to the state of the U.S. ec...
12-08-2012 05:53 AM by Tom Lydon
While PIMCO is a relatively newer player in the exchange traded fund market, the fund company's offerings have made a big splash in the industry, especially after Bill Gross, founder and co-chief investment officer, adapted his flagship Total Return fund into an ETF investment ve...
11-23-2012 11:40 AM by Tom Lydon
Click here to listen. I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. On Thursday, I focused on the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND). Bi...
11-02-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
For those seeking to invest toward their Golden Years, exchange traded fund products provide low-cost, diversified exposure to broad asset classes, allowing investors to remain hands-off and spend less time worrying about their nest egg. Christine Benz, Morningstar's director ...
11-02-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
A lot of people are stuck in their traditional stock and bond asset split, but with exchange traded fund products, investors can diversify and expand on traditional allocations to augment their current income. Low-volatility and dividend ETFs are attractive options for yield. ...
09-23-2012 05:43 AM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO's Bill Gross is calling out rival passively indexed bond exchange traded funds that have a heavy allocation in low-yield Treasuries. At a recent IndexUniverse conference, Gross boldly told financial advisors to swap out their Vanguard and iShares bond ETFs for the PIMCO ...
08-10-2012 08:04 AM by Tom Lydon
Last week, exchange traded fund industry observers speculated on Fidelity Investments' plans to convert its popular sector mutual funds into actively managed ETF options. With capable managers at the helm, the active ETF options may be viable contenders, according to S&P anal...
07-16-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund assets rose about 11% for the first half of 2012, indicating asset appreciation and investor participation is strong. Most of the growth was seen over the first two months of the year. "In the first six months of 2012, ETF assets increased $115 billion, or...
07-06-2012 02:37 PM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) is outperforming its mutual-fund cousin although both portfolios are overseen by legendary bond manager Bill Gross. Why the difference in returns? Apparently, size matters. The ETF is off to a fast asset-gathering start after launching i...
06-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After the launch of the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), the industry is seeing a renewed interest in actively managed exchange traded fund products. ProShares is the most recent provider to evince its desire to enter the space, filing for its first active plan with the S...
06-04-2012 03:21 PM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) has been trading for just about a quarter, and has managed to return about 5.5%. In comparison, the ETF's predecessor, PIMCO Total Return mutual fund, has gained about 2.4% for the same time period. Investors and advisers are re-evaluating...
05-29-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...
05-25-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO Total Return Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) has been the center of attention in the ETF business since the March launch. The fund has outperformed its mutual fund predecessor, which speaks volumes for Bill Gross's strategy considering this is his first attempt into the exchange ...
05-21-2012 09:26 AM by John Spence
PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) is about to hit the $1 billion in assets mark in less than three months of trading, one of the best new product launches ever in the business. BOND, which is captained by Bill Gross, held total net assets of $965.9 million as of March 18...
05-16-2012 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon
The success of PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) has triggered speculation that more asset managers will follow PIMCO's lead and introduce exchange traded fund counterparts for their most popular mutual funds. BOND, a twist on Bill Gross's flagship Total Return Fund, is ...
05-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded fund options have garnered a huge following in a short period as large oscillations in the equities market made individuals more cautious. Investors, though, may even consider actively managed ETFs as returns have been less volatile than that of ETF...
05-16-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) is known as the exchange traded fund version of the famous Total Return (PTTRX) mutual fund -- both are managed by bond guru Bill Gross. Although the ETF has only been trading for 2.5 months, the latest version of Bill Gross's strategy has ...
05-10-2012 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon
The strong performance and cash inflows of PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) after a little more than two months of trading could speed up the introduction of more actively managed ETFs by fund managers. BOND was the best-performing intermediate-bond fund in April, accor...
05-04-2012 09:44 AM by John Spence
Bond giant PIMCO says it has received a positive response from investors two months after the investment manager introduced an ETF version of the $252 billion Total Return Fund managed by Bill Gross. PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) has already gathered assets of nearly...
05-03-2012 01:26 PM by Tom Lydon
Click here to listen. I am scheduled to do "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch. The new segment is every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I will highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund (ETF) market. This week, I focused on PIM...
05-01-2012 11:07 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
An ETF that launched with much fanfare on March 1st of this year was PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), as it has been lauded as an actively managed ETF brought to the investment public by the legendary PIMCO fixed income team led by none other than Bill Gross. Carrying ...
04-12-2012 09:40 AM by John Spence
Bill Gross is continuing to slash PIMCO Total Return Fund's exposure to U.S. Treasury bonds as yields linger near all-time lows. Gross cut holdings of Treasuries in March to 32%, the lowest since December and down from 37% the previous month, Bloomberg News reports. The bon...