iUnits Real Return Bond ETF

XRB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XRB-T

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HOLD
HOLD
January 6, 2010
Fund is up 11% YTD. Will inflation give an even better return? Absolutely. 11% return was not because of inflation but because of real yields falling. Would be cautious about buying these at current levels.
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Fund is up 11% YTD. Will inflation give an even better return? Absolutely. 11% return was not because of inflation but because of real yields falling. Would be cautious about buying these at current levels.
Joey Mack

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$20.360
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 29, 2009
Real Return Bond ETF. A lot of the return this year has come from inflation expectations but he doesn't think inflation will materialize. There is not a great supply of these bonds and they have been a good trade but he doesn't think it will be repeated in 2010.
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Real Return Bond ETF. A lot of the return this year has come from inflation expectations but he doesn't think inflation will materialize. There is not a great supply of these bonds and they have been a good trade but he doesn't think it will be repeated in 2010.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 22, 2009
Real Return Bond ETF. For 10 years, this would be good to have in your portfolio but he would recommend a portfolio of individual securities rather than an ETF.
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Real Return Bond ETF. For 10 years, this would be good to have in your portfolio but he would recommend a portfolio of individual securities rather than an ETF.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 27, 2009
Real Return Bond ETF. There is so much slack in the economy right now it is probably 2-3 years out before there are any signs of inflation. It is a little early.
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Real Return Bond ETF. There is so much slack in the economy right now it is probably 2-3 years out before there are any signs of inflation. It is a little early.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 12, 2009
Real Return Bond ETF. His thoughts are really mixed on this. Has used it in the past prior to the market taking a tumble when he thought we were heading to inflationary times. Now he doesn't know if there will be inflation.
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Real Return Bond ETF. His thoughts are really mixed on this. Has used it in the past prior to the market taking a tumble when he thought we were heading to inflationary times. Now he doesn't know if there will be inflation.
SELL
SELL
October 19, 2009
Real Return Bonds: Have had a good return over the last year, but have fallen since January. They look expensive right now. Now is not the time to buy and to sell if active trader.
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Real Return Bonds: Have had a good return over the last year, but have fallen since January. They look expensive right now. Now is not the time to buy and to sell if active trader.
Joey Mack

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$20.150
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 19, 2009
(A Top Pick Aug 19/08. Down 4.4%.)
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(A Top Pick Aug 19/08. Down 4.4%.)
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$19.730
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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 9, 2009
(A Top Pick July 2/08. Down 5.31%.) Real return Bond and an inflation hedge.
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(A Top Pick July 2/08. Down 5.31%.) Real return Bond and an inflation hedge.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 8, 2009
You have to have the view that there will be rapid inflation. In the last year, these bonds have under performed because of deflation in the last 12 months. He is more in the deflation camp. People are talking about inflation but that is in the US. What do you do when the Cdn$ goes up 20%? That directly impacts the inflation rate in Canada.
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You have to have the view that there will be rapid inflation. In the last year, these bonds have under performed because of deflation in the last 12 months. He is more in the deflation camp. People are talking about inflation but that is in the US. What do you do when the Cdn$ goes up 20%? That directly impacts the inflation rate in Canada.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 2, 2009
Real return bonds. Basically this is an inflation hedge. If you want some inflation protection in your portfolio with some diversification, it is probably not a bad investment. He would look for something else.
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Real return bonds. Basically this is an inflation hedge. If you want some inflation protection in your portfolio with some diversification, it is probably not a bad investment. He would look for something else.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 30, 2009
Real Return Bond. Stimulus packages could be inflationary Inflation will be a concern in about or 3 years time.
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Real Return Bond. Stimulus packages could be inflationary Inflation will be a concern in about or 3 years time.
BUY
BUY
April 8, 2009
Likes the Real Return bonds for a retirement account. They provide an inflation protection and a government guarantee. This is the kind of asset you want to own in your non-taxable account such as an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA.
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Likes the Real Return bonds for a retirement account. They provide an inflation protection and a government guarantee. This is the kind of asset you want to own in your non-taxable account such as an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA.
BUY
BUY
April 1, 2009
What is the lower risk/higher return investment between SPDR High Yield Bond (JNK-N) and iUnits Real Return Bonds (XRB-T)? This would make an interesting bell bar portfolio as you have 2 opposite asset classs. The less risk is the iUnits. A bit early to go into the SPDR.
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What is the lower risk/higher return investment between SPDR High Yield Bond (JNK-N) and iUnits Real Return Bonds (XRB-T)? This would make an interesting bell bar portfolio as you have 2 opposite asset classs. The less risk is the iUnits. A bit early to go into the SPDR.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 25, 2009
Biggest risk to a long-term portfolio today is inflation. Great way (RRSP or Tax Free Savings Account) to get government backed inflation protection. (His RRSP accounts are typically 15% to 20% of the portfolio value.)
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Biggest risk to a long-term portfolio today is inflation. Great way (RRSP or Tax Free Savings Account) to get government backed inflation protection. (His RRSP accounts are typically 15% to 20% of the portfolio value.)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 19, 2008
(3 Top Picks theme is on thwarting inflation.) Current interest rates are 3%-4% and inflation rate is about the same or higher. This means that when you are buying a bond at 3%-4% you are actually getting 0 or negative returns. Real return bonds have a yield but also an adjustment price that allows an increase in capital based on inflation.
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(3 Top Picks theme is on thwarting inflation.) Current interest rates are 3%-4% and inflation rate is about the same or higher. This means that when you are buying a bond at 3%-4% you are actually getting 0 or negative returns. Real return bonds have a yield but also an adjustment price that allows an increase in capital based on inflation.
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$20.630
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