iShares DEX All Govt Bond ETF

XGB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XGB-T

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 23, 2018

(A Past Top Pick on May 23, 2018, Up 1%) He's preserving capital. Bonds are seasonal in May to start of October, because investors want safety from incertainty. The chart doesn't look pretty with a downtrend, but he likes bonds now.

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(A Past Top Pick on May 23, 2018, Up 1%) He's preserving capital. Bonds are seasonal in May to start of October, because investors want safety from incertainty. The chart doesn't look pretty with a downtrend, but he likes bonds now.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 23, 2018

A contrarian view. Bonds have a seasonal peak especially between August and September. He does not expect a Bank of Canada interest rate increase soon. Yield 2.5%.

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A contrarian view. Bonds have a seasonal peak especially between August and September. He does not expect a Bank of Canada interest rate increase soon. Yield 2.5%.

SELL
SELL
July 5, 2017

How will this and XCB be affected by a possible interest rate hike? He is not sure that if the Bank of Canada raises short rates, it will have a huge impact in Canada. The bigger question is what the Federal Reserve is going to do with their bond portfolio. If they start to focus on the longer part of the yield curve, that is going to be a negative for Canada. He would prefer corporates over governments. Hang on to XCB and use this one to go into another part of the market, such as a preferred share ETF, or look into the US market.

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How will this and XCB be affected by a possible interest rate hike? He is not sure that if the Bank of Canada raises short rates, it will have a huge impact in Canada. The bigger question is what the Federal Reserve is going to do with their bond portfolio. If they start to focus on the longer part of the yield curve, that is going to be a negative for Canada. He would prefer corporates over governments. Hang on to XCB and use this one to go into another part of the market, such as a preferred share ETF, or look into the US market.

BUY
BUY
October 18, 2012

Right now this looks like a trading vehicle. Its profile is starting to change where it looks like it has some pretty good upside so right now you could look at it as both a trading vehicle and an investment vehicle. It’s at the top of the rank on his weekly tables but at the bottom on his monthly tables, so is just starting to become an investment idea.

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Right now this looks like a trading vehicle. Its profile is starting to change where it looks like it has some pretty good upside so right now you could look at it as both a trading vehicle and an investment vehicle. It’s at the top of the rank on his weekly tables but at the bottom on his monthly tables, so is just starting to become an investment idea.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 5, 2010
(Top Pick May 6/09, Up 1.8%) Defensive play. Not a bad place to be in until end of Oct.
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(Top Pick May 6/09, Up 1.8%) Defensive play. Not a bad place to be in until end of Oct.
SELL
SELL
May 11, 2010
Cdn Govt Bond ETF. He would be cautious on government bond portfolios. You get a much higher yield on corporate's than you do on government’s. If you own, he would switch.
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Cdn Govt Bond ETF. He would be cautious on government bond portfolios. You get a much higher yield on corporate's than you do on government’s. If you own, he would switch.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 6, 2010
All Government Bond ETF. These are midterm bonds, 8-10 years. Bonds tend to do well from May through to December.
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All Government Bond ETF. These are midterm bonds, 8-10 years. Bonds tend to do well from May through to December.
BUY
BUY
December 2, 2009
Longer duration bonds, more sensitive to rising interest rates. If you are looking at 1-3 years to invest, then lighten up this one and go CLF-T. If you are going 10 years and looking for income, XGB is fine.
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Longer duration bonds, more sensitive to rising interest rates. If you are looking at 1-3 years to invest, then lighten up this one and go CLF-T. If you are going 10 years and looking for income, XGB is fine.
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Price
$20.800
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 22, 2008
Government bonds. Duration of about 8-9 years. More interest-rate sensitivity.
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Government bonds. Duration of about 8-9 years. More interest-rate sensitivity.
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Price
$20.220
Owned
Unknown
BUY
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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