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Corporate Bonds


Seeking Yield Outside of Uncle Sam

Many see the backbone of fixed-income investing as the 10-year Treasury note, which is risk-averse, but hasn’t offered much yield lately – for the past 12 months, its yield has been 2.4% or lower (Sep, 2013). For many investors, an attractive risk/reward middle ground between government debt and picking winning stocks may be corporate bonds, which seek to provide higher yields than Treasuries, but may appear to be a more stable investment opportunity than equities. Investors can also turn up the potential yield by adding or overweighting “junk” bonds, which have higher risk than investment-grade corporate bonds. This motif provides exposure to ETFs that hold investment grade and high-yield corporate bonds, and is also designed to reduce interest-rate risk by including bond ETFs of diverse maturity timeframes. See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
79.6% Investment Grade 1.2%
20.4% Junk 1.3%
8.8% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8xx 88.8%
8.6% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.9% 8xxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
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