Riskier Bond ETFs for a More Dovish Fed Outlook

Additionally, with emerging market currencies appreciating against the greenback, local-currency emerging market bond ETFs have also been outperforming. For local currency-denominated emerging market bond ETFs, the iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LEMB) has a 4.77 year duration and a 4.73% 30-day SEC yield. The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMLC) has a 4.76 year duration and a 5.95% 30-day SEC yield. The actively managed WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ELD) has a 5.01 year duration and a 5.89% 30-day SEC yield. Year-to-date, LEMB increased 3.7%, EMLC advanced 6.6% and ELD gained 5.3%.

“Overall, a more dovish Fed should support risky assets, in particular high yield credit that benefits both from falling yields as well as economic growth,” Whitbread added.

For instance, over the past two days, the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK) was up 1.7% and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG) was 1.2% higher.

JNK has a 4.26 year duration and a 7.28% 30-day SEC yield. HYG has a 4.01 year duration and a 7.26% 30-day SEC yield.