January 24, 2012 at 09:00 AM EST
International Bond ETF Guide: All the Options For Ex-U.S. Fixed Income Exposure
Just a few years ago there were only a handful of bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, and almost all of them focused on securities from U.S. issuers denominated in U.S. dollars. One of the most noteworthy innovations to shape the ETF industry over the last several years has been a significant growth in international bond products; as issuers have worked around concentration-related issues and other hurdles, the universe of bond ETPs targeting markets beyond U.S. borders has grown tremendously. The current economic environment has no doubt contributed to the growth of international bond ETFs; paltry yields on U.S. debt and concerns over the long-term outlook for the euro have understandable sparked interest in ex-U.S. bonds as a way to both boost yields and diversify away some risk [see Better-Than-AGG Total Bond Market ETFdb Portfolio]. With dozens of international bond ETPs now on the market, investors have the flexibility to [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: International Bond ETFs: Cruising Through All The Options Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011 2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts Getting The Most Out Of Your Bond ETFs Using ETFs To Build A Complete Bond Portfolio
Just a few years ago there were only a handful of bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, and almost all of them focused on securities from U.S. issuers denominated in U.S. dollars. One of the most noteworthy innovations to shape the ETF industry over the last several years has been a significant growth in international bond products; as issuers have worked around concentration-related issues and other hurdles, the universe of bond ETPs targeting markets beyond U.S. borders has grown tremendously. The current economic environment has no doubt contributed to the growth of international bond ETFs; paltry yields on U.S. debt and concerns over the long-term outlook for the euro have understandable sparked interest in ex-U.S. bonds as a way to both boost yields and diversify away some risk [see Better-Than-AGG Total Bond Market ETFdb Portfolio]. With dozens of international bond ETPs now on the market, investors have the flexibility to [...]

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