iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF

XFR-T

Analysis and Opinions about XFR-T

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 2, 2020
(A Top Pick Dec 04/18, Up 2%) Safety play. A place to park cash. Never touches a GIC, because they're not liquid.
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(A Top Pick Dec 04/18, Up 2%) Safety play. A place to park cash. Never touches a GIC, because they're not liquid.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 20, 2019
These are very defensive short-term investments. Big assets manage these ETFs. ZST has a higher short-term yield although it is more risky. The risk is off-set by the term being very short.
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These are very defensive short-term investments. Big assets manage these ETFs. ZST has a higher short-term yield although it is more risky. The risk is off-set by the term being very short.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 30, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 21/18, Up 2%) It's a cash substitute. Hold this while you wait. It's liquid.
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(A Top Pick Sep 21/18, Up 2%) It's a cash substitute. Hold this while you wait. It's liquid.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 4, 2018
This protects against interest rate volatility. It's awkard for retail investors to buy bonds directly, but you can buy them this way. It's safety. You park your money here. Low MER.
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This protects against interest rate volatility. It's awkard for retail investors to buy bonds directly, but you can buy them this way. It's safety. You park your money here. Low MER.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 21, 2018

He’s using instead of cash. Floating rate, doesn’t move around much. If interest rates in Canada rise, this will track up with them. Another defensive play.

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He’s using instead of cash. Floating rate, doesn’t move around much. If interest rates in Canada rise, this will track up with them. Another defensive play.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 13, 2013

Floating rate notes. Feels that floating rate securities have a role to play in a portfolio but doesn’t think they should be the entire fund. They are pretty much a guaranteed “round trip”. Over time, banks tend to raise rates then they stop raising rates and then they start to ease rates. This is the time you want to own floating rate products because the floating part of your cash flow is going up. Then they stabilize and the most likely scenario at that time is for REITs to be lowered, which is when you want to get out, but everyone wants to get out. Really tricky.

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Floating rate notes. Feels that floating rate securities have a role to play in a portfolio but doesn’t think they should be the entire fund. They are pretty much a guaranteed “round trip”. Over time, banks tend to raise rates then they stop raising rates and then they start to ease rates. This is the time you want to own floating rate products because the floating part of your cash flow is going up. Then they stabilize and the most likely scenario at that time is for REITs to be lowered, which is when you want to get out, but everyone wants to get out. Really tricky.

BUY
BUY
July 30, 2013

Basically a lower yield ETF because dividends that are paid on the preferred shares inside this ETF are lower than what you would get on a standard preferred in the market. But this dividend will rise and fall based on the rate of interest. If you think interest rates are likely to be higher a year or 2 from now, you should have a portion of your portfolio into a product that will give you a great deal of stability and the rate of return you get in terms of the yield will float pretty tightly based on the current rate of interest rates.

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Basically a lower yield ETF because dividends that are paid on the preferred shares inside this ETF are lower than what you would get on a standard preferred in the market. But this dividend will rise and fall based on the rate of interest. If you think interest rates are likely to be higher a year or 2 from now, you should have a portion of your portfolio into a product that will give you a great deal of stability and the rate of return you get in terms of the yield will float pretty tightly based on the current rate of interest rates.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 12, 2012
DEX Floating Rate ETF (XFR-T) or Vanguard Cdn. Aggregate Bond ETF (VAB-T)? If interest rates rise, which would you Buy? The aggregate bond is a little bit longer in duration with an average of 6 or 7 years and might be a little bit more sensitive to interest rate hikes so this one might be a little bit safer.
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DEX Floating Rate ETF (XFR-T) or Vanguard Cdn. Aggregate Bond ETF (VAB-T)? If interest rates rise, which would you Buy? The aggregate bond is a little bit longer in duration with an average of 6 or 7 years and might be a little bit more sensitive to interest rate hikes so this one might be a little bit safer.
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iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF(XFR-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 2

Stockchase rating for iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF(XFR-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF stock symbol?

iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol XFR-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (XFR-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:XFR or XFR-T

Is iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 2 stock analysts published opinions about XFR-T. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is PAST TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF.

Is iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF a good investment or a top pick?

iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF was recommended as a Top Pick by John Hood on 2020-01-02. Read the latest stock experts ratings for iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF.

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Is iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF worth watching?

2 stock analysts on Stockchase covered iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF stock price?

On 2020-09-25, iShares DEX Floating Rate ETF (XFR-T) stock closed at a price of $20.12.