Robust liquidity and the secondary market are advantages for high-yield corporate bond ETFs, such as the SPDR Blmbg BarclaysST HY Bd ETF (NYSEArca: SJNK).

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SJNK seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield 350mn Cash Pay 0-5 Yr 2% Capped Index. SJNK invests its total assets in the securities comprising the index, which is designed to measure the performance of short-term publicly issued U.S. dollar-denominated high yield corporate bonds.

“ETFs’ robust secondary market means investors can tap into market liquidity more easily than with single-CUSIP bond holdings to reallocate portfolios quickly across asset classes or meet investor redemptions by selling an ETF position into the market without having to sell single-CUSIP bonds,” said SSgA.

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