This etfexpress special report, with contributions from WisdomTree and Tabula, reveals the flight to quality in the fixed income markets and the drivers behind the moment in the spotlight for fixed income ETFs…
The 'Fixed Income ETFs' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Bond ETFs have enjoyed a recent period of steady growth. Being able to invest in a bond portfolio within an equity structure makes them pretty appealing to institutional investors and retail investors alike.
Kevin Flanagan, Senior Fixed Income Strategist, WisdomTree, believes that bond markets continue to look towards the US’s Federal Reserve’s (Fed) utterances for direction, but increasingly believes in the Fed as they look to achieve their targets.
By MJ Lytle, Tabula – The ETF market was born to deliver passive exposure to baskets of assets. The first ETFs tracked broad equity indices. Because these funds could be bought and sold like equities, they were traded by cash equity desks and sold by equity salespeople. Equity indices had existed for a century and the underlying securities were liquid with daily prices and closing auctions. Equity ETFs were simple, efficient, easy to price and easy to trade. The only real question for a provider was which equity indices would be most relevant to investors.