iShares Advantage High Yield Bond ETF

CHB-T

Analysis and Opinions about CHB-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 29, 2017

You should look at this as a proxy for the high-yield market. There was a big selloff over the last 6 weeks, because high yields have rallied so hard and so fast, there was a revaluation.

You should look at this as a proxy for the high-yield market. There was a big selloff over the last 6 weeks, because high yields have rallied so hard and so fast, there was a revaluation.

Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$19.150
Owned
Unknown
SELL
SELL
October 21, 2015

Generally doesn’t like just high-yield, because high-yield means junk bonds. If you are relying on this for income, your money would be better off someplace else. He wouldn’t have this in his portfolios.

Generally doesn’t like just high-yield, because high-yield means junk bonds. If you are relying on this for income, your money would be better off someplace else. He wouldn’t have this in his portfolios.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$18.890
Owned
No
SELL
SELL
September 9, 2013

With rates hitting an all-time bottom a few months ago, and now starting to creep up, and it is the longer rates that are being hurt, especially the 5-10 years duration. When they start to reinvest, they will be investing into a higher rate, but in the meantime, you’ll be seeing a drop in value. He would prefer a ladder of GICs. For the next 2 to 5 years, you are certain to lose money in a traditional bond ETF or bond mutual fund.

With rates hitting an all-time bottom a few months ago, and now starting to creep up, and it is the longer rates that are being hurt, especially the 5-10 years duration. When they start to reinvest, they will be investing into a higher rate, but in the meantime, you’ll be seeing a drop in value. He would prefer a ladder of GICs. For the next 2 to 5 years, you are certain to lose money in a traditional bond ETF or bond mutual fund.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$20.500
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 12, 2013

(Top Pick Jul 27/13, Up 6.51%) Wanted a reasonable yield. Was a good performer and he uses it as an alternative to cash. It’s never going to move that much. It is US corporate securities. Paid monthly so you can be in and out of this. The fund is winding down because authorities don’t like the structure of the fund. He still uses it but recognizes that it will run off and will not be as safe as before.

(Top Pick Jul 27/13, Up 6.51%) Wanted a reasonable yield. Was a good performer and he uses it as an alternative to cash. It’s never going to move that much. It is US corporate securities. Paid monthly so you can be in and out of this. The fund is winding down because authorities don’t like the structure of the fund. He still uses it but recognizes that it will run off and will not be as safe as before.

David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$20.650
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 4, 2013

With all the talk about interest rates going up, is it time to Sell or Hold if she is satisfied with just the income? Depends on how prepared you are to tough it out. He wouldn’t be surprised if in a year or 2, you didn’t make any money. Whatever money you made in income, you might lose in principal if there were some rate hikes. If all you are concerned with is the yield and you are not concerned with the NAV, it would probably be worth hanging onto.

With all the talk about interest rates going up, is it time to Sell or Hold if she is satisfied with just the income? Depends on how prepared you are to tough it out. He wouldn’t be surprised if in a year or 2, you didn’t make any money. Whatever money you made in income, you might lose in principal if there were some rate hikes. If all you are concerned with is the yield and you are not concerned with the NAV, it would probably be worth hanging onto.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$20.590
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 25, 2013

(A Top Pick Jan 20/12. Up 12.79%.) Outperformed bond market fairly substantially. Any hint that interest rates were going up and he would exit this position very quickly.

(A Top Pick Jan 20/12. Up 12.79%.) Outperformed bond market fairly substantially. Any hint that interest rates were going up and he would exit this position very quickly.

David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$21.470
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
December 6, 2012

Return of capital is very tax effective as there is no tax on it. The problem with return of capital is that it is grinding down your adjusted cost base so at some point it could lead to higher taxes down the road. High-yield is not a bad way to go in the bond market. He is increasingly starting to look at this.

Return of capital is very tax effective as there is no tax on it. The problem with return of capital is that it is grinding down your adjusted cost base so at some point it could lead to higher taxes down the road. High-yield is not a bad way to go in the bond market. He is increasingly starting to look at this.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$21.190
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 5, 2012

Doing very, very well. Return expectations have been exceeded. At this point, it’s all about being very selective because some things have narrowed substantially and is not worth getting into. Unfortunately, this is a passive type of portfolio and will usually just invest in what is in the index. Don’t expect the same kind of returns this year.

Doing very, very well. Return expectations have been exceeded. At this point, it’s all about being very selective because some things have narrowed substantially and is not worth getting into. Unfortunately, this is a passive type of portfolio and will usually just invest in what is in the index. Don’t expect the same kind of returns this year.

Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$21.000
Owned
Unknown
SELL
SELL
October 18, 2012

Are priced to perfection. The easy money if off the table. The return won't continue. It's not sustainable.

Are priced to perfection. The easy money if off the table. The return won't continue. It's not sustainable.

Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$21.210
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 27, 2012
Mirrors high-yield bond fund in the US. Excellent yield of 7%. Probably at the top of its range right now. Well-managed and well diversified. You have to be very careful that if there is any hint that interest rates are going to start to rise, you don't want to be here.
Mirrors high-yield bond fund in the US. Excellent yield of 7%. Probably at the top of its range right now. Well-managed and well diversified. You have to be very careful that if there is any hint that interest rates are going to start to rise, you don't want to be here.
David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$20.700
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 28, 2012
A number of bonds came off in the last week or so. But this one is also based on some junk bonds. Thinks a lot of people are buying this because they see the high yield and you wont always have that.
A number of bonds came off in the last week or so. But this one is also based on some junk bonds. Thinks a lot of people are buying this because they see the high yield and you wont always have that.
John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$20.440
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
January 30, 2012
Advantage High Yield Bond ETF. Likes this quite a lot. Default rates on junk bonds have fallen substantially. This gives you a big, diversified portfolio. There are over 400 bonds in this one and reaching across the entire spectrum of this economy. Yield is going to be close to 8% and you might get as much as 10% this year.
Advantage High Yield Bond ETF. Likes this quite a lot. Default rates on junk bonds have fallen substantially. This gives you a big, diversified portfolio. There are over 400 bonds in this one and reaching across the entire spectrum of this economy. Yield is going to be close to 8% and you might get as much as 10% this year.
Hank Cunningham
Fixed Income Strategist, Odlum Brown Limited
Price
$20.440
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 20, 2012
High yield corporate bond ETF. Yield is close to 7%. Lots of diversification. If interest rates look like they are starting to go up, you exit quickly.
High yield corporate bond ETF. Yield is close to 7%. Lots of diversification. If interest rates look like they are starting to go up, you exit quickly.
David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$20.360
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 7, 2011
High Yield Bond ETF. Danger here is where people load up (like 100%) in high yield. This is a great way to play the high yield market. 2 big risks. 1) They are passive, so you are not getting a manager to pick out the better credits. 2) Not really developed in Canada so they have to go to the US for them and you could lose on currency.
High Yield Bond ETF. Danger here is where people load up (like 100%) in high yield. This is a great way to play the high yield market. 2 big risks. 1) They are passive, so you are not getting a manager to pick out the better credits. 2) Not really developed in Canada so they have to go to the US for them and you could lose on currency.
Randy LeClair
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Portland Investment Counsel
Price
$19.560
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 6, 2011
High yield (US) bond index. About 7%. It pays you return of capital. You get a much better after tax rate of return.
High yield (US) bond index. About 7%. It pays you return of capital. You get a much better after tax rate of return.
Joey Mack
Director, Fixed Income, ScotiaCapital
Price
$20.860
Owned
Unknown
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