For fixed-income investors, emerging market debt may provide more attractive yield opportunities. For instance, the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) has a 6.95 year duration and a 5.37% 30-day SEC yield. The PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCY) has a 7.89 year duration and a 6.00% 30-day SEC yield. The Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (NasdaqGM: VWOB) has a 6.3 year duration and a 5.19% 30-day SEC yield. [Giving a Nod to Emerging Markets Bond ETFs]
In contrast, a similar duration Treasury bond ETF, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) has a duration of 7.61 years and a 2.03% 30-day SEC yield.
Additionally, local-currency emerging market bond ETFs have also produced some attractive yield opportunities. For instance, the iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LEMB) has a 4.66 year duration and a 5.06% 30-day SEC yield. The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMLC) has a 4.67 year duration and a 6.51% 30-day SEC yield. The actively managed WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ELD) has a 5.15 year duration and a 5.91% 30-day SEC yield. [Higher Yielding Emerging Market Bond ETFs Are Outperforming]
For more information on the fixed-income market, visit our bond ETFs category.
Max Chen contributed to this article.