SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Municipal Bond ETFFund
- Change -0.01 (0.0%)
- Volume 0.37 M
4:00 PM EDT Apr 29, 2016
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- Assets $2,683.8M
- Expense Ratio 0.20%
- Yield 0.46%
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US Fixed Income ETF
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the Barclays Managed Money Municipal Short Term Index.
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12-10-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Federal Reserve could announce an interest rate hike next week. Consequently, fixed-income investors may want to think about ways to limit the negative impact of rising rates, such as moving down the yield curve to short-term bond exchange traded funds. When interest rates...
06-22-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While many anticipate a rising rate environment ahead, investors should not forgo fixed-income assets and bond exchange traded funds in a diversified portfolio. "We are in a potential rising-interest-rate environment, and initially this will have a negative impact on bond and ...
05-17-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond investors who are worried about the negative effects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike could switch into short-term munis exchange traded funds to mitigate the risks. "Sticking to intermediate and short-term funds of all flavors is generally a good idea," ...
01-15-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Fixed-income investors may be paying more than necessary when purchasing individual municipal debt securities. On the other hand, people can use munis exchange traded funds for a cheap way to access the market. Three U.S. regulators have began scrutinizing municipal bond marku...
01-06-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Due to ongoing uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's interest rate outlook, fixed-income investors should stick to short-term bond exchange traded funds. Because of the potential volatility, "investors should be flexible and consider more liquid securities. Fixed income with ...
11-17-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
When looking into the municipal bond market, fixed-income investors may be better off with a muni bond exchange traded fund, instead of trading individual debt securities. Brokers typically mark up the price of municipal bonds they sell to individual investors, writes Aaron Ku...
04-29-2014 03:56 PM by Max Chen
As investors adapt their fixed-income portfolios for the possibility of rising interest rates, select municipal bond exchange traded funds are worth evaluating. The huge sell-off in municipal debt last year has created a great opportunity in the munis market, writes Andrew B.J...
04-08-2014 02:14 PM by Max Chen
In the fixed-income market, investors may find that municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds are a more attractive play than Treasuries or corporate debt. "Overall, municipal bonds maintain their high-quality appeal and continue to look attractive versus both Treasur...
01-30-2014 03:18 PM by David Mazza -- State Street Global Advisors
If the traditional fixed income indices like the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index or the IBoxx US Dollar Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index are no longer the ideal fixed income investments for the next cycle, then what exposures should investors consider as alternatives? Inves...
01-22-2014 01:19 PM by Todd Shriber
It is easy to get wrapped up in the sensational headlines surrounding the municipal bond market these days. Namely those pertaining to Detroit's bankruptcy filing, Illinois' unfunded pension obligations and Puerto Rico distress. That headlines and others prompted investors to ...
06-18-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors, concerned over a cutback in Fed quantitative easing and higher rates, have been shifting away from municipal bond exchange traded funds, but the move may have been premature. The triple-A rated 10-year muni benchmark was hovering around 2.27% last Thursday, or up 46...
06-10-2013 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds are known for low fees, especially for long term, buy-and-hold investors. Forbes recently compiled a list of ETFs aimed at helping investors preserve wealth through lower investing costs. "Good news for savers: There's a price war in exchange traded funds...
12-01-2012 06:38 AM by Tom Lydon
With the fiscal cliff looming over America and potential tax hikes across the board, Bill Gross, the manager behind the PIMCO Total Return Fund, believes tax-free municipal bonds are an attractive option. Investors can gain access to the muni bond securities through the exchange ...
11-06-2012 05:58 AM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond exchange traded fund investors could be impacted by the outcome of the presidential election, so they are watching for any potential changes to the federal income-tax exemption status on munis as the government tries to tackle the growing deficit problem. In out...
06-29-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Doomsayers who depicted an imminent implosion in the municipal bonds market back in 2010 helped drive a mass exodus from munis related exchange traded funds. However, as no real threat manifested, the attractive yields and tax advantages in muni bonds helped bring investors back ...
06-27-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Income hunters are taking on more municipal bonds and exchange traded funds to compensate their fixed-income yields as Treasuries remain near historic lows. However, potential investors should be wary of the higher yields as there are no free lunches. Issuers are lowering t...
06-06-2012 01:38 PM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bonds haven't been trashed by massive defaults as some analysts predicted. Muni bonds and exchange traded funds are even thriving as an alternative to historic low-yielding Treasuries. "Month-to-date and year-to-date performance of all muni high-yield bond sectors (w...
05-14-2012 09:45 AM by John Spence
California's higher-than-expected budget deficit of $16 billion is a reminder of the fiscal difficulties many states are facing after the 2008 financial meltdown. Governor Jerry Brown said the shortfall grew from $9.2 billion in January in part because tax collections have not...
02-14-2012 01:02 PM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds have been steady so far this week following the Obama administration's proposals to limit tax breaks on muni bonds for wealthy investors. In the proposed 2013 budget, the administration is seeking to limit tax breaks some in...
01-27-2012 08:11 AM by Tom Lydon
Municipal bond exchange traded funds are spiking as rates drop to record lows, prompting worries this corner of the fixed-income market is getting ahead of itself. "The municipal bond market has been on a seven-week march to all-time low rates (yields)," says James Colby, an ...
01-10-2012 10:00 AM by John Spence
An exchange traded fund that invests in municipal bonds is on a five-day winning streak amid reports that supply is tight in this area of the fixed income market. The iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (NYSEArca: MUB) has rallied nearly 3% over the past week...
01-28-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Shaken by the financial debacle of 2008, jumpy investors turned to bonds and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) to safeguard what was left of their wealth. The problem with this scenario is that investors aren't letting go of bonds, despite the changing investment atmosphere. ...
01-21-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The bond and bond-related exchange traded fund (ETF) markets have experienced quite a year, but the good times may soon come to an end. The specter of inflation and likely hikes in interest rates may cut away at hefty returns seen in† recent months. A bond is a loan that a bon...
04-15-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The bond market has been getting a lot of attention. Are you aware of the multiple ways you can use these exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your portfolio? If you are searching for a bond-focused ETF to help round out your portfolio or keep assets in safety, the good news is th...
04-07-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
†Municipal bonds are proving to be a winning asset class in the past year, as yields are decent and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) gave well-rounded, low cost exposure. Retirees and income-oriented investors alike enjoyed gains averaging 4.6% in the six national, short a...
10-02-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After a failure that rocked Wall Street and exchange traded funds (ETFs) earlier this week, the $700 billion bailout package seems closer to reality. The Senate approved the bill, and now it's off to the House, report Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charles Babington for the Associ...
02-14-2008 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon
The signs are all there that we're in a recession: many exchange traded fund (ETF) sectors have taken a hit, Congress is calling hearings, the Federal Reserve is talking about more rate cuts, housing, retail and unemployment numbers are unimpressive at best. When will the gov...