Intermediate Bond ETFs

The Latest News:

  • CIU has attracted over $700 million in assets so far this Month and ranks among the top ten best selling ETFs over May.
  • Investment grade corporate bond prices have been falling alongside Treasuries as yields inch higher, reports Michael Aneiro for Barron’s.
  • Benchmark 10-year Treasuries currently yield about 2.12%.
  • “It could be some scary times” in the investment-grade market, Dan Hannis, a corporate-bond trader at William Blair, said in a Wall Street Journal article.
  • Hannis warns that prices could dip further if investors rush to sell investment-grade mutual funds after witnessing negative returns.
  • “We think a lot of retail investors will look at these numbers and increasingly allocate away from investment grade corporate bonds – especially higher rated industrials,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch said, Barron’s reports. “This especially if interest rates rise further, leading to more pronounced NAV losses in IG bond funds.”

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Max Chen contributed to this article.