2010: Year Of The Bond ETF
August 06, 2010 at 06:00 AM EDT
After lingering in the background of the ETF industry for the last several years, fixed income funds have stepped up in recent months to become one of the primary drivers of growth. Through the first seven months of 2010, cash inflows to ETFs totaled $49 billion. Of this amount, more than $23 billion has been attributable to fixed income ETFs, reflecting that investors have become increasingly comfortable with the idea of achieving their fixed income exposure within the ETF wrapper. The movement to bonds has also come at a time when equity market uncertainty and volatility has surged. With uncertain prospects for economic growth, the safe haven of fixed income securities has new appeal; it’s not uncommon now for even the most risk tolerant investors to have bond allocations approaching 50%. Tremendous innovation in the fixed income ETF space has given investors more options than ever before. Once upon a time, [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: PIMCO Preps To Boost Bond ETF Lineup iShares To Expand Corporate Bond ETF Coverage Time For An International Corporate Bond ETF?