iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF

FLOT-N

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COMMENT
COMMENT
August 20, 2019
Very difficult to earn a stable and safe yield in the U.S. right now. Rates were just cut. If you can get a higher rate with your high interest savings account, think of that instead, not everything has to be in ETFs. There is an actively managed U.S. floating bond rate ETF in Canada, HUF.U is the ticker, it has wider spreads and harder to trade but because it's active and because it uses floating-rate swaps it does pay a little higher. If you are holding for the long-term and can wait to make back those transaction costs, think of HUF.U-T as an alternative to FLOT-N.
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Very difficult to earn a stable and safe yield in the U.S. right now. Rates were just cut. If you can get a higher rate with your high interest savings account, think of that instead, not everything has to be in ETFs. There is an actively managed U.S. floating bond rate ETF in Canada, HUF.U is the ticker, it has wider spreads and harder to trade but because it's active and because it uses floating-rate swaps it does pay a little higher. If you are holding for the long-term and can wait to make back those transaction costs, think of HUF.U-T as an alternative to FLOT-N.
SELL
SELL
July 22, 2019
You previously recommended it. Floating rate notes protect you as interest rates rise; the capital loss is embedded in the nominal bonds. However, if rates decline as they are now, this turns against you. Sell as the Fed cuts rates. He has sold this in favour of longer bonds. He does change his mind on stocks and ETFs, so don't buy-and-hold something forever.
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You previously recommended it. Floating rate notes protect you as interest rates rise; the capital loss is embedded in the nominal bonds. However, if rates decline as they are now, this turns against you. Sell as the Fed cuts rates. He has sold this in favour of longer bonds. He does change his mind on stocks and ETFs, so don't buy-and-hold something forever.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 24, 2013

Someday this will probably be a good investment but this is not the time. The 10 year bond should be at around 5% and will get there eventually. Then there is the question of short-term interest rates, something that the central bank can control even more. We have a long time to go before they start jacking up short-term interest rates.

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Someday this will probably be a good investment but this is not the time. The 10 year bond should be at around 5% and will get there eventually. Then there is the question of short-term interest rates, something that the central bank can control even more. We have a long time to go before they start jacking up short-term interest rates.

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COMMENT
July 17, 2013

Although it’s called “floating-rate”, it is not much of a floating-rate fund. Most of the bonds in it are not floating-rate because there aren’t many floating-rate bonds that are worth buying right now because they all earn about zero percent. This one earns about 1.3% per annum and that is probably what it is going to earn henceforth. 80% of the fund is in 2 to 5 year fixed rate bonds. Very low MER. Better than cash and very safe.

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Although it’s called “floating-rate”, it is not much of a floating-rate fund. Most of the bonds in it are not floating-rate because there aren’t many floating-rate bonds that are worth buying right now because they all earn about zero percent. This one earns about 1.3% per annum and that is probably what it is going to earn henceforth. 80% of the fund is in 2 to 5 year fixed rate bonds. Very low MER. Better than cash and very safe.

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iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF(FLOT-N) Rating

Ranking : 1 out of 5

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iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF(FLOT-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF stock symbol?

iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF is a American stock, trading under the symbol FLOT-N on the BATS Global Markets (FLOT). It is usually referred to as AMEX:FLOT or FLOT-N

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On 2020-11-23, iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT-N) stock closed at a price of $50.715.