ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon discussed the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHVon this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show.

With duration risk in a rising rate environment, bond investors traditionally shift down the yield curve into short-term debt to diminish rate risk.

With the advent of bond ETFs, many have turned to short-term duration bonds, like SHV. Bond funds may buy and sell a number of debt securities to achieve their target short-, intermediate- or long-term goals.

Consequently, the portfolio of debt holdings will have an average effective duration for investors to gauge interest rate risk.

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