iShares DEX Universe Bond ETF

XBB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XBB-T

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 2, 2011
(A Top Pick July 19/10. Up 6.59%.) Still likes but has been moving into the Corporate Bond ETF (HAB-T).
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(A Top Pick July 19/10. Up 6.59%.) Still likes but has been moving into the Corporate Bond ETF (HAB-T).
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 5, 2011
Government bond index. He thinks if you are going to use them you should use a broader based one. Prefers high yield or corporate broader basted.
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Government bond index. He thinks if you are going to use them you should use a broader based one. Prefers high yield or corporate broader basted.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
November 16, 2010
Tracks the Canadian Bond universe. If you are a passive investor and want exposure to the bond market, it is not a bad place to invest, however the risk is that you are going to get the return of the bond index. He thinks you want to get more than the index. Return is dragged down by very short term bonds that don’t have much upside potential.
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Tracks the Canadian Bond universe. If you are a passive investor and want exposure to the bond market, it is not a bad place to invest, however the risk is that you are going to get the return of the bond index. He thinks you want to get more than the index. Return is dragged down by very short term bonds that don’t have much upside potential.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 26, 2010
Universal Canadian bond fund. Rather than holding money in cash or bankers acceptances that are paying less than .05%, this one yields about 3.9%. When interest rates start to rise, you might not want to be in this one.
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Universal Canadian bond fund. Rather than holding money in cash or bankers acceptances that are paying less than .05%, this one yields about 3.9%. When interest rates start to rise, you might not want to be in this one.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 21, 2010
Cdn Bond Market ETF. Price should hold up relatively well as he doesn't think interest rates will rise in the next 12 months. Not a fan of ETF’s, as he prefers individual bonds.
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Cdn Bond Market ETF. Price should hold up relatively well as he doesn't think interest rates will rise in the next 12 months. Not a fan of ETF’s, as he prefers individual bonds.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 19, 2010
Cdn bond market ETF. Barclays run this and they have $1.4 billion with 236 individual government bonds. For retail investors, individual bonds are hard to buy in small quantities without getting killed on the spread. 4.3% yield. If interest rates go up, this won't perform that well but if there is deflation, this is a holding action.
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Cdn bond market ETF. Barclays run this and they have $1.4 billion with 236 individual government bonds. For retail investors, individual bonds are hard to buy in small quantities without getting killed on the spread. 4.3% yield. If interest rates go up, this won't perform that well but if there is deflation, this is a holding action.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 19, 2010
Cdn Bond Market ETF. Not expecting interest rates to rise significantly next year but bond market has already priced this in. This ETF is up about 4% this year but doesn't expect the bond index to rally more than 1%-2% in the next 6 months.
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Cdn Bond Market ETF. Not expecting interest rates to rise significantly next year but bond market has already priced this in. This ETF is up about 4% this year but doesn't expect the bond index to rally more than 1%-2% in the next 6 months.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 7, 2010
Canadian bond market ETF with a duration of about 5 years. For conservative investors.
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Canadian bond market ETF with a duration of about 5 years. For conservative investors.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 11, 2010
Doesn't like this because you are buying the index and if you believe rates are going to rise, you want an actively managed portfolio. You don't want to hold anything in the 1-5 year area, which make up almost half this index.
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Doesn't like this because you are buying the index and if you believe rates are going to rise, you want an actively managed portfolio. You don't want to hold anything in the 1-5 year area, which make up almost half this index.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 4, 2010
Converted his XBBs into XSBs because of duration and the specter of higher interest rates.. It’s a good product, but not right now.
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Converted his XBBs into XSBs because of duration and the specter of higher interest rates.. It’s a good product, but not right now.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 22, 2009
Cdn Bond Market ETF. A good fund but would prefer the Cdn Corp Bond ETF (XCB-T). 74% of this one is government bonds and he would prefer corporates looking out to 2010.
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Cdn Bond Market ETF. A good fund but would prefer the Cdn Corp Bond ETF (XCB-T). 74% of this one is government bonds and he would prefer corporates looking out to 2010.
HOLD
HOLD
October 30, 2009
Universe of every bond issued. There are about 2000 different bond issues from 1 day to 30 years so you own the bond market itself. Good news is low fees and no guesswork. Bad news is you don't know what is going to be worth when you retire giving uncertainty. You can plan your portfolio with a laddered approach in the meantime this is not going to hurt you.
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Universe of every bond issued. There are about 2000 different bond issues from 1 day to 30 years so you own the bond market itself. Good news is low fees and no guesswork. Bad news is you don't know what is going to be worth when you retire giving uncertainty. You can plan your portfolio with a laddered approach in the meantime this is not going to hurt you.
BUY
BUY
October 19, 2009
One stop shop in fixed income space. For a long-term investor in bonds this is the ETF to get. Looking at 12 months. Don’t get much beyond 2 years for an active trader.
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One stop shop in fixed income space. For a long-term investor in bonds this is the ETF to get. Looking at 12 months. Don’t get much beyond 2 years for an active trader.
Joey Mack

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Price
$29.410
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
October 9, 2009
Prevents you having to worry about what bonds your broker has in inventory.
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Prevents you having to worry about what bonds your broker has in inventory.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 5, 2009
iUnits Cdn Bond Market. A great bond exposure index. At some point over the next couple of years, interest rates will be higher so consider diversifying into shorter duration bonds and/or corporate or real return bonds.
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iUnits Cdn Bond Market. A great bond exposure index. At some point over the next couple of years, interest rates will be higher so consider diversifying into shorter duration bonds and/or corporate or real return bonds.
Som Seif

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Price
$29.710
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