“These investment-grade bonds, issued primarily by corporations, have coupons that periodically reset using a short-term interest rate and typically have maturity dates ranging from 18 months to five years. Most floating rate notes pay coupons quarterly, but a few pay monthly,” according to BlackRock.
This year, FRN ETFs have been popular with investors. FLOT has seen year-to-date inflows of $3.56 billion, the third-best inflows total among all US-listed bond ETFs.
“FRNs offer access to corporate debt, which may generate more income than a similar maturity U.S. government bond. However, U.S. government bonds are generally considered to have less credit risk,” according to BlackRock.
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