iShares Cdn Corp Bond ETF

XCB-T

Analysis and Opinions about XCB-T

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HOLD
HOLD
October 30, 2009
Investment grade corporate bond ETF. The run this year has been excellent so far with 15%. Outlook for interest rate is fairly stable so you will at least earn the coupon rate.
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Investment grade corporate bond ETF. The run this year has been excellent so far with 15%. Outlook for interest rate is fairly stable so you will at least earn the coupon rate.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 13, 2009
XCB, XCO: yield between government and corporate bonds are narrowing, so risk/return is not the same as it was. Would not be chasing corporate bonds.
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XCB, XCO: yield between government and corporate bonds are narrowing, so risk/return is not the same as it was. Would not be chasing corporate bonds.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 5, 2009
iShares Cdn Corp Bond ETF. Great vehicle. Can be used in a registered account.
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iShares Cdn Corp Bond ETF. Great vehicle. Can be used in a registered account.
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COMMENT
September 21, 2009
iShares Cdn Corp Bond E.T.F. If you want to play bonds through an ETF, he would do it through corporate bonds. Fairly good quarterly dividend.
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iShares Cdn Corp Bond E.T.F. If you want to play bonds through an ETF, he would do it through corporate bonds. Fairly good quarterly dividend.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 18, 2009
Rallied well so probably take some profits here. He is not a big fan of ETFs. These are pretty good instruments, however, for broad exposure short term.
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Rallied well so probably take some profits here. He is not a big fan of ETFs. These are pretty good instruments, however, for broad exposure short term.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 2, 2009
IShares Cdn Corp Bonds. There has been quite a bounce in this because the spreads between riskier assets have now narrowed. Looking at the overall picture he thinks bonds are going to be stable from here on in. Tendency is towards higher rates so there may be another window of 9 months. Not too much risk but would be careful.
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IShares Cdn Corp Bonds. There has been quite a bounce in this because the spreads between riskier assets have now narrowed. Looking at the overall picture he thinks bonds are going to be stable from here on in. Tendency is towards higher rates so there may be another window of 9 months. Not too much risk but would be careful.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 8, 2009
Corporate bond ETF. An accumulation of over 300 bonds (including all the financials) and you don't know what your return is going to be. This year they have done well because corporate bonds have outperformed the bond market. With individual corporate bonds, you know what the maturity date is and what the return is going to be.
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Corporate bond ETF. An accumulation of over 300 bonds (including all the financials) and you don't know what your return is going to be. This year they have done well because corporate bonds have outperformed the bond market. With individual corporate bonds, you know what the maturity date is and what the return is going to be.
BUY
BUY
May 5, 2009
Canadian Corporate Bond Index. This is the ETF that he thinks will shine this year.
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Canadian Corporate Bond Index. This is the ETF that he thinks will shine this year.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 30, 2009
There is a reason to have a bias towards corporates. Not high yield or high risk. Should be 50/50 government to Corporate.
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There is a reason to have a bias towards corporates. Not high yield or high risk. Should be 50/50 government to Corporate.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 28, 2009
Would form a good core holding for an investor. Can be paired with other two top picks. Canadian bonds will not yield as high because the situation was not as severe in Canada as in the US
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Would form a good core holding for an investor. Can be paired with other two top picks. Canadian bonds will not yield as high because the situation was not as severe in Canada as in the US
BUY
BUY
April 22, 2009
Good product without buying corporate bonds at the retail level. Same for CBO-T
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Good product without buying corporate bonds at the retail level. Same for CBO-T
BUY
BUY
April 1, 2009
Basket of Canadian corporate bonds that mimics the return of the corporate bond index. Pays a quarterly dividend. Last year paid out about $1.19 a share giving a 5% plus yield. A fairly conservative way to play the credit market without putting up a lot of cash.
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Basket of Canadian corporate bonds that mimics the return of the corporate bond index. Pays a quarterly dividend. Last year paid out about $1.19 a share giving a 5% plus yield. A fairly conservative way to play the credit market without putting up a lot of cash.
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COMMENT
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.
BUY
BUY
January 27, 2009
Canadian corporate bonds. Mimics the return of the corporate index. A good way for a small investor to diversify into corporate bonds without having to buy 1 or 2 specific bonds. Pays between 4% and 6%.
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Canadian corporate bonds. Mimics the return of the corporate index. A good way for a small investor to diversify into corporate bonds without having to buy 1 or 2 specific bonds. Pays between 4% and 6%.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 21, 2009
Doesn't see a lot of capital gain potential here. He isn’t that bullish on Canadian investment grade bonds as compared to US. They are very expensive.
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Doesn't see a lot of capital gain potential here. He isn’t that bullish on Canadian investment grade bonds as compared to US. They are very expensive.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 14, 2008
A lot of individual investors do not want to buy individual corporate bonds because it takes up too much of their portfolio. With this one, you are basically buying a piece of the Scotia Capital Corporate Market Bond Index. There are 138 corporate names that you are getting access to. Good cross-section. A little over 4% yield.
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A lot of individual investors do not want to buy individual corporate bonds because it takes up too much of their portfolio. With this one, you are basically buying a piece of the Scotia Capital Corporate Market Bond Index. There are 138 corporate names that you are getting access to. Good cross-section. A little over 4% yield.
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