iShares 1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF

CBO-T

Analysis and Opinions about CBO-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
March 21, 2011
A good long-term hold. Only hold short-term securities. Is dropping because as high yield bonds mature, the asset value of the fund drops.
A good long-term hold. Only hold short-term securities. Is dropping because as high yield bonds mature, the asset value of the fund drops.
Joey Mack
Director, Fixed Income, ScotiaCapital
Price
$20.400
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 10, 2011
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. With this and similar ones all you are doing is minimizing losses and not making gains. In a rising rate environment you are still going to get hurt.
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. With this and similar ones all you are doing is minimizing losses and not making gains. In a rising rate environment you are still going to get hurt.
John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$20.290
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 10, 2011
If rates gradually rise in the short term, then this fund will suffer. He thinks rates will rise modestly over this year. The coupon may not be enough to offset the loss in capital. The market expects 100 basis points be his firm expects somewhat (50-75) less.
If rates gradually rise in the short term, then this fund will suffer. He thinks rates will rise modestly over this year. The coupon may not be enough to offset the loss in capital. The market expects 100 basis points be his firm expects somewhat (50-75) less.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$20.390
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 20, 2010
(A Top Pick Feb 5/10. Up 1.75%.) Chose this over government as he thinks there is a better value in the corporate space.
(A Top Pick Feb 5/10. Up 1.75%.) Chose this over government as he thinks there is a better value in the corporate space.
Philip Doyle
Portfolio Manager, Artemis Investment Management
Price
$20.680
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
August 19, 2010
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Individual investors need to have a diversified portfolio and ETF’s are a good way to go as they have lower management fees.
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Individual investors need to have a diversified portfolio and ETF’s are a good way to go as they have lower management fees.
Marc-Andre Gaudreau
Sr. VP Fixed Income, Natcan Investment Management
Price
$20.660
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 21, 2010
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Likes laddered approach over all and they should satisfy a smaller investor with small amounts to invest but would prefer a 7 or 10 year ladder.
1-5 yr Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Likes laddered approach over all and they should satisfy a smaller investor with small amounts to invest but would prefer a 7 or 10 year ladder.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$20.510
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 23, 2010
1-5 year Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Thinks interest rates are going up and part of that is reflected in the bond market. He would hesitate. If you were going to buy a bond ETF, he would stay on the short end of the curve.
1-5 year Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Thinks interest rates are going up and part of that is reflected in the bond market. He would hesitate. If you were going to buy a bond ETF, he would stay on the short end of the curve.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$20.300
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 29, 2010
1-5 year Ladder Corps. You have to be cautious. With rates so low when they make their adjustments, this will probably going to be a bit of a loser over the next 6-12 months.
1-5 year Ladder Corps. You have to be cautious. With rates so low when they make their adjustments, this will probably going to be a bit of a loser over the next 6-12 months.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$20.500
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 22, 2010
Passive ETF. Laddered 1-5 year bonds, equally. Lower yield and less interest rate sensitivity.
Passive ETF. Laddered 1-5 year bonds, equally. Lower yield and less interest rate sensitivity.
Christine Horoyski
VP of Fixed Income, Aurion Capital Management
Price
$20.860
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 5, 2010
1-5 Year Ladder Corporate Bond ETF. Gives a diversified portfolio, which includes bonds when it's a challenging time to be investing in bonds. Protected by short durations. By laddering, duration is kept down 1 to 3 years. Government bonds are not that attractive and this gives extra yield.
1-5 Year Ladder Corporate Bond ETF. Gives a diversified portfolio, which includes bonds when it's a challenging time to be investing in bonds. Protected by short durations. By laddering, duration is kept down 1 to 3 years. Government bonds are not that attractive and this gives extra yield.
Philip Doyle
Portfolio Manager, Artemis Investment Management
Price
$20.870
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
January 6, 2010
A great choice for a TFSA. He is a big proponent of the laddering your bond portfolio.
A great choice for a TFSA. He is a big proponent of the laddering your bond portfolio.
Joey Mack
Director, Fixed Income, ScotiaCapital
Price
$20.710
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 29, 2009
1-5 Year Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Fairly short-term investment with all the securities being under 5 years. If there is a backup in interest rates because of inflation expectations, there could be a setback in price but risk would be fairly low so doesn't see a problem for the short-term.
1-5 Year Ladder Corp Bond ETF. Fairly short-term investment with all the securities being under 5 years. If there is a backup in interest rates because of inflation expectations, there could be a setback in price but risk would be fairly low so doesn't see a problem for the short-term.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$20.700
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 23, 2009
1-5 year laddered bond portfolio. It’s a low risk. If you have a sizeable portfolio, you could ladder your own portfolio of GICs and save the costs.
1-5 year laddered bond portfolio. It’s a low risk. If you have a sizeable portfolio, you could ladder your own portfolio of GICs and save the costs.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$20.710
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 13, 2009
XCB, CBO: yield between government and corporate bonds are narrowing, so risk/return is not the same as it was. Would not be chasing corporate bonds.
XCB, CBO: yield between government and corporate bonds are narrowing, so risk/return is not the same as it was. Would not be chasing corporate bonds.
Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$20.550
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 21, 2009
Claymore 1-5year Ladder Corporate 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.
Claymore 1-5year Ladder Corporate 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.
Mark Carpani
Senior Vice President, Ridgewood Capital
Price
$20.820
Owned
Unknown
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