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He prefers corporate bonds because they yield more than government bonds.  Prices will probably continue to fall.  You are getting a bigger yield payment than the yield to maturity on the bonds themselves.  CBO-T would be the replacement for this ETF.

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He prefers corporate bonds because they yield more than government bonds.  Prices will probably continue to fall.  You are getting a bigger yield payment than the yield to maturity on the bonds themselves.  CBO-T would be the replacement for this ETF.

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Larry Berman CF

Chief Inve, ETF Capital Manageme...

Price Price
$18.550
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Not a big fan of anything to do with the income space right now, because there is really nothing. Everything in the income space is pretty much a reverse beauty contest. Relatively conservative. Because of the five-year ladder, you are basically building a laddered portfolio without having to worry about liquidity issues and multiple trading. We are in a market right now where you are making virtually nothing in bonds, especially when you pay taxes and 2% inflation. You would probably be better off just keeping the money in the money market fund or a laddered GIC.

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Not a big fan of anything to do with the income space right now, because there is really nothing. Everything in the income space is pretty much a reverse beauty contest. Relatively conservative. Because of the five-year ladder, you are basically building a laddered portfolio without having to worry about liquidity issues and multiple trading. We are in a market right now where you are making virtually nothing in bonds, especially when you pay taxes and 2% inflation. You would probably be better off just keeping the money in the money market fund or a laddered GIC.

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John DeGoey

Portfolio , Industrial Alliance ...

Price Price
$18.960
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Unknown

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Doesn’t think a 3.5% yield is sustainable in this environment. This is the sort of thing that will grind down the NAV. It is fine as a cash-park, but if it were him he would literally use cash instead.

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Doesn’t think a 3.5% yield is sustainable in this environment. This is the sort of thing that will grind down the NAV. It is fine as a cash-park, but if it were him he would literally use cash instead.

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John DeGoey

Portfolio , Industrial Alliance ...

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$19.370
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iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF (CBO-T) or iShares 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF (CLF-T)? He prefers the corporate one because the risk is very low and it is a very well diversified short-term portfolio. It will give you extra yield over time, over this one. This one will suit those who are risk adverse and willing to accept lower returns. If safety of capital is paramount, then he would suggest half-and-half.

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iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF (CBO-T) or iShares 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF (CLF-T)? He prefers the corporate one because the risk is very low and it is a very well diversified short-term portfolio. It will give you extra yield over time, over this one. This one will suit those who are risk adverse and willing to accept lower returns. If safety of capital is paramount, then he would suggest half-and-half.

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Hank Cunningham

Fixed Inco, Odlum Brown Limited...

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$19.250
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Yield is higher than bonds in it because of bonds farther out.  This never matures.  They have good diversity.

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Yield is higher than bonds in it because of bonds farther out.  This never matures.  They have good diversity.

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Hank Cunningham

Fixed Inco, Odlum Brown Limited...

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$19.360
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If the government starts to raise short term interest rates (which is not on a calendar until 2015) it will affect this.  He extends maturities as interest rates rise.  Right now he is looking roll back into short term duration.  You have to understand the bond market to trade this one.

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If the government starts to raise short term interest rates (which is not on a calendar until 2015) it will affect this.  He extends maturities as interest rates rise.  Right now he is looking roll back into short term duration.  You have to understand the bond market to trade this one.

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Larry Berman CF

Chief Inve, ETF Capital Manageme...

Price Price
$19.440
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The graph shows that this is slowly sliding off and eating a bit into your capital. You can't go wrong with owning government bonds except that you will make a lot of money. He would prefer corporate bonds.
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The graph shows that this is slowly sliding off and eating a bit into your capital. You can't go wrong with owning government bonds except that you will make a lot of money. He would prefer corporate bonds.
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Mike S. Newton,

Director &, Scotia Wealth Manage...

Price Price
$19.970
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Unknown

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1 - 5 Year government bonds. You want to keep the duration less than 3 years.
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1 - 5 Year government bonds. You want to keep the duration less than 3 years.
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John Hood

President , J. C Hood Investment...

Price Price
$20.040
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Unknown

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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is a laddered strategy and he is big fan of the strategy but looking at the short end of the Canadian bond market right now, yields are very low. A lot of these bonds are actually trading at premiums. Value of ETF's is going to fall over the next few years because the bonds in them are all trading at premium. Still better to do this than a money market fund.
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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is a laddered strategy and he is big fan of the strategy but looking at the short end of the Canadian bond market right now, yields are very low. A lot of these bonds are actually trading at premiums. Value of ETF's is going to fall over the next few years because the bonds in them are all trading at premium. Still better to do this than a money market fund.
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Joey Mack

Director, , ScotiaCapital...

Price Price
$20.330
Owned Owned
Unknown

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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is his favourite Bond ETF but there are risks in that as the bonds come due, they might not be as attractive going forward. The question is, if not this then what.
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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is his favourite Bond ETF but there are risks in that as the bonds come due, they might not be as attractive going forward. The question is, if not this then what.
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John DeGoey

Portfolio , Industrial Alliance ...

Price Price
$20.380
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Unknown

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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is only 1 o 5 years and he prefers a longer period. Rates have gone down but not as much as the 10 year or 30 year bonds.
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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. This is only 1 o 5 years and he prefers a longer period. Rates have gone down but not as much as the 10 year or 30 year bonds.
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Randy LeClair

Chief Inve, Portland Investment ...

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$20.380
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Unknown

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1-5 yr govt bond ETF. A laddered bond product and one of his favourites. It’s all government and short term. Try not to watch distribution yield (distribution divided by price), which is never quite accurate as the bonds are trading at big premiums, which means (?) falls over time. You have to look at yield to maturity. Good holding but very conservative and very low yielding.
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1-5 yr govt bond ETF. A laddered bond product and one of his favourites. It’s all government and short term. Try not to watch distribution yield (distribution divided by price), which is never quite accurate as the bonds are trading at big premiums, which means (?) falls over time. You have to look at yield to maturity. Good holding but very conservative and very low yielding.
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Joey Mack

Director, , ScotiaCapital...

Price Price
$20.240
Owned Owned
Unknown

DON'T BUY
Laddered 5-year bond ETF. Wouldn’t be surprised if they lost money in the next 3 or 4 months or even the next 3 or 4 years. Look for corporate or international bonds.
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Laddered 5-year bond ETF. Wouldn’t be surprised if they lost money in the next 3 or 4 months or even the next 3 or 4 years. Look for corporate or international bonds.
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John DeGoey

Portfolio , Industrial Alliance ...

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$20.290
Owned Owned
Unknown

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Good for senior’s accounts along with XSB and XHB.
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Good for senior’s accounts along with XSB and XHB.
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John Hood

President , J. C Hood Investment...

Price Price
$20.580
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Unknown

PAST TOP PICK
(Top Pick Nov 12/09, Up 4% total return)
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(Top Pick Nov 12/09, Up 4% total return)
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John DeGoey

Portfolio , Industrial Alliance ...

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$20.620
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