iShares DEX Universe Bond ETF

XBB-T

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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.
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August 4, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 5.7%.) Doesn't like this instrument right now, as the Canadian market doesn't give the liquidity that he needs. He changed to strip bonds instead.
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(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 5.7%.) Doesn't like this instrument right now, as the Canadian market doesn't give the liquidity that he needs. He changed to strip bonds instead.
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August 4, 2009
Fixed income fund so advantage is lower volatility and lower management fees. On the other hand, there could be a fun that is actively managed and even though it has a higher MER it could be worthwhile.
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Fixed income fund so advantage is lower volatility and lower management fees. On the other hand, there could be a fun that is actively managed and even though it has a higher MER it could be worthwhile.
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July 30, 2009
Government universe index. 30% corporate all investment-grade and 7% government with about a 3.5% yield. Consider going with a very strong fixed income active manager. (Such as our Expert.)
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Government universe index. 30% corporate all investment-grade and 7% government with about a 3.5% yield. Consider going with a very strong fixed income active manager. (Such as our Expert.)
BUY
BUY
June 24, 2009
Basically 50%-75% government securities. Balance is in investment-grade corporates. Looking at a 10-year timeframe, you need a core ETF and this is his favourite. If you want to be a little more aggressive you could look at the iShares Cdn Corp Bond ETF (XCB-T).
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Basically 50%-75% government securities. Balance is in investment-grade corporates. Looking at a 10-year timeframe, you need a core ETF and this is his favourite. If you want to be a little more aggressive you could look at the iShares Cdn Corp Bond ETF (XCB-T).
HOLD
HOLD
May 5, 2009
Canadian bond index. Indexes have done very well last year and he thinks they will do well.
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Canadian bond index. Indexes have done very well last year and he thinks they will do well.
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April 20, 2009
(Top Pick Aug 13/08, Up 4%) Bond market has had fits and starts. Volume was not there so sold it. Good little base was built. Hold it.
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(Top Pick Aug 13/08, Up 4%) Bond market has had fits and starts. Volume was not there so sold it. Good little base was built. Hold it.
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March 27, 2009
Canadian Corporate Bond iShares (XCB-T) or Canadian Universal Bond iShares (XBB-T)? Prefers the corporate bond one because if the economy turns, he feels they would do a little bit better.
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Canadian Corporate Bond iShares (XCB-T) or Canadian Universal Bond iShares (XBB-T)? Prefers the corporate bond one because if the economy turns, he feels they would do a little bit better.
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February 17, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 2.8%.) Would have liked it to reflect a bit more of what he had seen in the US bond market.
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(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 2.8%.) Would have liked it to reflect a bit more of what he had seen in the US bond market.
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BUY
January 30, 2009
A basket of the Scotia Bank bond index. Probably the best one for corporate bonds.
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A basket of the Scotia Bank bond index. Probably the best one for corporate bonds.
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January 8, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 2%.) Didn't go up as much as the US bonds, probably because there is a smaller market in Canada.
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(A Top Pick Aug 12/08. Up 2%.) Didn't go up as much as the US bonds, probably because there is a smaller market in Canada.
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October 8, 2008
(Top Pick Aug 12, 2008, Up 7%) It now poses too high of a risk and it broke support recently. Would prefer to sit in cash and earn money market rates.
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(Top Pick Aug 12, 2008, Up 7%) It now poses too high of a risk and it broke support recently. Would prefer to sit in cash and earn money market rates.
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BUY
October 6, 2008
It’s a good time to hold some bonds. If you want to be in bonds and don’t want the interest rate sensitivity, then go for the shorter terms.
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It’s a good time to hold some bonds. If you want to be in bonds and don’t want the interest rate sensitivity, then go for the shorter terms.
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August 12, 2008
Represents a really good risk/reward. Pulled off its base in mid July/07. Dividend yield, capital appreciation of 6%-8% in this environment is very comfortable.
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Represents a really good risk/reward. Pulled off its base in mid July/07. Dividend yield, capital appreciation of 6%-8% in this environment is very comfortable.
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BUY
March 10, 2008
For a smaller individual investor, owning bonds through the iShares is an excellent idea, because you get great diversification at a very low cost. Right now he would concentrate on the shorter bond fund. (XSB-T?)
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For a smaller individual investor, owning bonds through the iShares is an excellent idea, because you get great diversification at a very low cost. Right now he would concentrate on the shorter bond fund. (XSB-T?)
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