iShares DEX Short Term Bond

XSB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XSB-T

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BUY
BUY
February 11, 2020

Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K It's fine. It holds quality short-term bonds. both federal and provincial. He's owned this many times. He doesn't know ZCS. Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.

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Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K It's fine. It holds quality short-term bonds. both federal and provincial. He's owned this many times. He doesn't know ZCS. Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.

BUY
BUY
February 11, 2020

Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.

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Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.

BUY
BUY
January 30, 2020
XSB is a basket of mostly investment grade corporate bonds. 44 basis points expense ratio. Vanguard and BMO also both offer strategies.
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XSB is a basket of mostly investment grade corporate bonds. 44 basis points expense ratio. Vanguard and BMO also both offer strategies.
BUY
BUY
January 28, 2020
A short-term bond ETF, low risk? XSB is fine, though it pays only a 2.3% yield. It's okay to park cash in this, holding government and corporate bonds. But you can go long to get a pick-up, as long you don't see rates rising. Also consider AGG-T.
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A short-term bond ETF, low risk? XSB is fine, though it pays only a 2.3% yield. It's okay to park cash in this, holding government and corporate bonds. But you can go long to get a pick-up, as long you don't see rates rising. Also consider AGG-T.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 22, 2020
One of the largest and cheapest bond ETFs in Canada. The duration is just over 2 years. He thinks the short term duration are much lower risk. MER 0.17% Yield 2.38%
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One of the largest and cheapest bond ETFs in Canada. The duration is just over 2 years. He thinks the short term duration are much lower risk. MER 0.17% Yield 2.38%
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 4, 2019

The fixed income of people's portfolios is severely impaired. In this ETF the distribution is the coupon earned and not the yield to maturity. The distribution is higher. He would prefer short term corporate bonds, XCB-T.

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The fixed income of people's portfolios is severely impaired. In this ETF the distribution is the coupon earned and not the yield to maturity. The distribution is higher. He would prefer short term corporate bonds, XCB-T.

BUY
BUY
March 20, 2019
What vehicle to park cash? Any money market funds and short-term ETFs. Don't buy a bond ETF, but rather something under three years--you're not paid more by going longer. Stay short like XSB-T. Charges a very low MER.
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What vehicle to park cash? Any money market funds and short-term ETFs. Don't buy a bond ETF, but rather something under three years--you're not paid more by going longer. Stay short like XSB-T. Charges a very low MER.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 5, 2017

In his institutional mandates, he has to have a minimum of 30% in fixed income, and he is not particularly positive on bond returns over the next 12-18 months, as he expects longer-term interest rates to start rising. In his case, he has 7.5%, and 30% is in the short-term bond index XSB-T. He is using that to reduce the duration of that bond portfolio. In this case, about half the bond portfolio is in the US in the fixed income market, with the other half being in Canada split evenly between the bond index XBB and XSB on the short term.

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In his institutional mandates, he has to have a minimum of 30% in fixed income, and he is not particularly positive on bond returns over the next 12-18 months, as he expects longer-term interest rates to start rising. In his case, he has 7.5%, and 30% is in the short-term bond index XSB-T. He is using that to reduce the duration of that bond portfolio. In this case, about half the bond portfolio is in the US in the fixed income market, with the other half being in Canada split evenly between the bond index XBB and XSB on the short term.

BUY
BUY
May 2, 2016

Seasonality around fixed income is inverse to equities. So buy in May and go away in the fall if not holding for the long term. You get a lot of your own money back in their yield. You have to look at the yield to maturity, not the coupon.

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Seasonality around fixed income is inverse to equities. So buy in May and go away in the fall if not holding for the long term. You get a lot of your own money back in their yield. You have to look at the yield to maturity, not the coupon.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 2, 2014

(A Top Pick Aug 30/13. Up 3.04%.) Very broad and diverse. He likes that there are about 240-250 different bonds in it. Never trust yield. Take a look beyond the 1st page where it gives you the quote, and look at what its “yield to maturity” is. That is what you are actually getting.

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(A Top Pick Aug 30/13. Up 3.04%.) Very broad and diverse. He likes that there are about 240-250 different bonds in it. Never trust yield. Take a look beyond the 1st page where it gives you the quote, and look at what its “yield to maturity” is. That is what you are actually getting.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 31, 2013

It is such a challenging time. XSB is a short term bond index. Good, low cross product, but pretty tough to make money in this environment. Even if rates don’t go up, you won’t make much money. A daily interest savings account might be just as good.

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It is such a challenging time. XSB is a short term bond index. Good, low cross product, but pretty tough to make money in this environment. Even if rates don’t go up, you won’t make much money. A daily interest savings account might be just as good.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 30, 2013

This is the grandfather of all the bond ETFs. Likes this because durations are short, about 2.7 years.

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This is the grandfather of all the bond ETFs. Likes this because durations are short, about 2.7 years.

BUY
BUY
February 7, 2013

Bond ETFs for an RRSP? The granddaddy of them all is the XSB-T. About two thirds government and one third corporate and is all investment grade. Bank of Montréal and horizon also have some very interesting income-based products as well.

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Bond ETFs for an RRSP? The granddaddy of them all is the XSB-T. About two thirds government and one third corporate and is all investment grade. Bank of Montréal and horizon also have some very interesting income-based products as well.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 1, 2012
2/3rd government and 1/3 corporate. Very little variation. Quote safe. It doesn’t move very much. Short term bonds
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2/3rd government and 1/3 corporate. Very little variation. Quote safe. It doesn’t move very much. Short term bonds
BUY
BUY
March 26, 2012
Hedged to Canadian Dollars. Part of US strength is from US$ weakness. Believes oil will be strong but connected o global growth and so will be more volatile.
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Hedged to Canadian Dollars. Part of US strength is from US$ weakness. Believes oil will be strong but connected o global growth and so will be more volatile.
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iShares DEX Short Term Bond(XSB-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 4

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 4

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iShares DEX Short Term Bond(XSB-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares DEX Short Term Bond stock symbol?

iShares DEX Short Term Bond is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol XSB-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (XSB-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:XSB or XSB-T

Is iShares DEX Short Term Bond a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 4 stock analysts published opinions about XSB-T. 4 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for iShares DEX Short Term Bond.

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iShares DEX Short Term Bond was recommended as a Top Pick by John Hood on 2020-02-11. Read the latest stock experts ratings for iShares DEX Short Term Bond.

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What is iShares DEX Short Term Bond stock price?

On 2020-09-23, iShares DEX Short Term Bond (XSB-T) stock closed at a price of $28.3.