Fixed income ETFs have gathered about $15.5 billion in assets in total, per iShares data, and the sector has gained $6 billion in new assets in 2012, reports Mark Paul for StakeBuzz. Furthermore, around 20% of the 57 fixed income ETPs trading are new funds that debuted this year. This proves that the U.S. dollar denominated bond funds are successful, and popular, despite their infancy. [Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Looking Overseas for Yield]

According to Barclays, the emerging markets corporate debt, in total, was on parity with the U.S. junk bond market, with a net asset value of $1 trillion as of May 2012.

  • Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (NYSEArca: CEMB
  • Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (NYSEArca: HYEMyields 5.64%
  • PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCY) yields 4.7%
  • iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (NYSEArca: EMByields 4.3%

Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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