iShares DEX Universe Bond ETF

XBB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XBB-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
February 5, 2007
Given the complications for a retail investor to buy bonds, this is an alternative way of having access to this market. Low MER costs.
Given the complications for a retail investor to buy bonds, this is an alternative way of having access to this market. Low MER costs.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$29.080
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 11, 2006
Mimics the Scotia Capital Universe Bond Index, so when you buy this, you are buying the bond market. The fees are only .3%. Has an average turnover of about 10 years, duration about 7 with a yield of about 4.25% and the trailing 12-month performance is close to 6%.
Mimics the Scotia Capital Universe Bond Index, so when you buy this, you are buying the bond market. The fees are only .3%. Has an average turnover of about 10 years, duration about 7 with a yield of about 4.25% and the trailing 12-month performance is close to 6%.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$29.580
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
September 5, 2006
A basket of bonds, but instead of paying high MERs or transaction costs this is an index-like product. If you are not buying bonds specifically, this is a very cheap way to get into the bond market.
A basket of bonds, but instead of paying high MERs or transaction costs this is an index-like product. If you are not buying bonds specifically, this is a very cheap way to get into the bond market.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$29.190
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 8, 2006
And effective way of laddering short term bonds at very low cost. Allows you to give into the bond market very efficiently by paying low MERs.
And effective way of laddering short term bonds at very low cost. Allows you to give into the bond market very efficiently by paying low MERs.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$28.740
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
April 4, 2006
Laddering iUnits Short Bond Index (XSB-T), iUnits Canadian Bond Market (XBB-T) and iUnits Real Return Bond (XRB-T) is an effective strategy. Low fees.
Laddering iUnits Short Bond Index (XSB-T), iUnits Canadian Bond Market (XBB-T) and iUnits Real Return Bond (XRB-T) is an effective strategy. Low fees.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$28.660
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 29, 2005
Are these a safe investment compared to corporate bonds? This is an efficient way to get into the Canadian bond market. Buying bonds through your brokers, results in a higher commission which is embedded into the total price and you may not know what you are paying.
Are these a safe investment compared to corporate bonds? This is an efficient way to get into the Canadian bond market. Buying bonds through your brokers, results in a higher commission which is embedded into the total price and you may not know what you are paying.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$29.330
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 20, 2005
Represents the entire bond market. A real proxy for the bond market. His outlook is for falling rates in the first-half of 2006.
Represents the entire bond market. A real proxy for the bond market. His outlook is for falling rates in the first-half of 2006.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$29.520
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
November 17, 2005
A great strategy if you want to get into the bonds. The bond market is incredibly inefficient and illiquid. The problem with bond funds is that the management fees are around 1.5%.
A great strategy if you want to get into the bonds. The bond market is incredibly inefficient and illiquid. The problem with bond funds is that the management fees are around 1.5%.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$29.320
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 6, 2005
Represents an ownership of the Scotia McLeod Bond Universe which is the benchmark for most Canadian bond fund managers. With this, you never have a bond maturing, just a basket of bonds that keep getting rolled over. A good index. If you are looking for income products, it is not the greatest investment right now.
Represents an ownership of the Scotia McLeod Bond Universe which is the benchmark for most Canadian bond fund managers. With this, you never have a bond maturing, just a basket of bonds that keep getting rolled over. A good index. If you are looking for income products, it is not the greatest investment right now.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$29.400
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 7, 2005
Feels the bond market has a lot of risk right now and would diversify any portfolio that has just bonds in it.
Feels the bond market has a lot of risk right now and would diversify any portfolio that has just bonds in it.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$29.930
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 19, 2005
The fees are only .3 a year. This mimics the Scotia McLeod Universe index, so you're buying the bond market when you buy units in this. It has a composite of all maturities and all credits, so you're buying the bond market.
The fees are only .3 a year. This mimics the Scotia McLeod Universe index, so you're buying the bond market when you buy units in this. It has a composite of all maturities and all credits, so you're buying the bond market.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$29.790
Owned
Unknown
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
June 16, 2005
Terrific vehicle for a retail investor who wants to get into bonds. You are only paying .03 a year and they pay out quarterly distributions of income.
Terrific vehicle for a retail investor who wants to get into bonds. You are only paying .03 a year and they pay out quarterly distributions of income.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$29.680
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
December 30, 2004
Was originally designed to hold 10 year Gov't of Canada Bonds. Very good index. Been around for a long time. Dividend and cash flow will be very good. If interest rates are higher next year, bonds will be weaker.
Was originally designed to hold 10 year Gov't of Canada Bonds. Very good index. Been around for a long time. Dividend and cash flow will be very good. If interest rates are higher next year, bonds will be weaker.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$28.850
Owned
No
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