iShares 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF

CLF-T

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SELL
SELL
February 6, 2017

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.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 4, 2016

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.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 17, 2015

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.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 20, 2014

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.

BUY
BUY
June 6, 2014

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.

BUY
BUY
October 21, 2013

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.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 3, 2012
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.
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 28, 2012
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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COMMENT
January 9, 2012
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.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 9, 2011
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.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 4, 2011
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.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 30, 2010
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.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 23, 2010
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.
BUY
BUY
October 22, 2010
Good for senior’s accounts along with XSB and XHB.
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Good for senior’s accounts along with XSB and XHB.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 19, 2010
(Top Pick Nov 12/09, Up 4% total return)
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(Top Pick Nov 12/09, Up 4% total return)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 24, 2010
(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 3%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond Laddered ETF. Felt rate hikes were coming. If you wanted a bond portfolio, he was recommending being on the short end of the curve.
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(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 3%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond Laddered ETF. Felt rate hikes were coming. If you wanted a bond portfolio, he was recommending being on the short end of the curve.
BUY
BUY
September 3, 2010
1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Good product. 5 bonds in each of the 5 years, 2 provincial, 2 federal and 1 crown corporation. Yields about 3.7%. If interest rates go up, you don't have a risk of a credit default but there is an interest rate risk.
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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Good product. 5 bonds in each of the 5 years, 2 provincial, 2 federal and 1 crown corporation. Yields about 3.7%. If interest rates go up, you don't have a risk of a credit default but there is an interest rate risk.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 23, 2010
(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 3%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Was concerned about rate hikes and was playing defence on the income side. Cheapest ETF in Canada.
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(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 3%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Was concerned about rate hikes and was playing defence on the income side. Cheapest ETF in Canada.
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 21, 2010
1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Likes laddered approach over all and they should satisfy a smaller investor with small amounts to invest but he would prefer the corporate is government yields are so low. (See 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF (CBO-T).)
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1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Likes laddered approach over all and they should satisfy a smaller investor with small amounts to invest but he would prefer the corporate is government yields are so low. (See 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF (CBO-T).)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 12, 2010
(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 1%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Laddered. Defensive way to get income positions. Rates have nowhere to go but up.
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(A Top Pick Nov 12/09. Up 1%.) 1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Laddered. Defensive way to get income positions. Rates have nowhere to go but up.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
June 1, 2010
Strong proponent of this. One of the cheapest EFTs in Canada. Laddered Bond portfolio. Should be 30-35% in bonds. You need to be 5 years or less in bonds right now.
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Strong proponent of this. One of the cheapest EFTs in Canada. Laddered Bond portfolio. Should be 30-35% in bonds. You need to be 5 years or less in bonds right now.
HOLD
HOLD
May 5, 2010
1-5 Yr government bond ETF. If interest rates go up, will the price of this go down? Yes, but it's a very small move on the price. Paying about a $.20 dividend for around 3.6-3.8.
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1-5 Yr government bond ETF. If interest rates go up, will the price of this go down? Yes, but it's a very small move on the price. Paying about a $.20 dividend for around 3.6-3.8.
BUY
BUY
February 19, 2010
Interest Rates: They have nowhere to go but up. CLF has the lowest MER. You get and average of a 2.5 year term and don’t have to worry about holding a series of bonds and re-investing when they come due.
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Interest Rates: They have nowhere to go but up. CLF has the lowest MER. You get and average of a 2.5 year term and don’t have to worry about holding a series of bonds and re-investing when they come due.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 12, 2009
1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Laddered. Basically 20% in each of the years. Cheapest ETF in Canada. Short end of the yield curve and high-quality government bonds.
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1-5 Year Government Bond ETF. Laddered. Basically 20% in each of the years. Cheapest ETF in Canada. Short end of the yield curve and high-quality government bonds.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 21, 2009
Claymore 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Short term in nature and he would encourage you to look out further on the yield curve into a mid term or universe type product and preferably corporates.
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Claymore 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF. Short term in nature and he would encourage you to look out further on the yield curve into a mid term or universe type product and preferably corporates.
BUY
BUY
July 21, 2008
A laddered bond fund. This is the only one that is publicly available. Mimics the DEX ladder. Invests in Federal and provincial Government maturities and buckets of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 maturities at a very low MER of 15 basis points. Payout is around 4.1%.
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A laddered bond fund. This is the only one that is publicly available. Mimics the DEX ladder. Invests in Federal and provincial Government maturities and buckets of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 maturities at a very low MER of 15 basis points. Payout is around 4.1%.
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