iShares 1-5 yr Government Bond ETF

CLF-T

Analysis and Opinions about CLF-T

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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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