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Sticking With Uncle Sam

Investors turning to the bond-ETF market are looking for investments designed to keep a part of their portfolio relatively safe – and few assets are considered safer than US Treasury bonds, which are backed by the federal government and have been described by analysts and scholars as a comparatively stable investment.[2] Despite challenges in the US economy, the demand for Treasuries has stayed high, due in part to money-supply “easing” by the Federal Reserve and the US dollar’s implied status as the world’s reserve currency. This continues to lead foreign governments to buy up Treasuries with their foreign-exchange reserves.[3] This motif is built using a Treasury bond-ETF “ladder,” a strategy designed to increase diversification by using segments of bond ETFs with different maturity timeframes. See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
33.9% Over 10 Year Duration 7.1%
32.6% 1 - 3 Year Duration 0.7%
16.4% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
16.2% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 8xx 88.8%
16.9% 7 - 10 Year Duration 5.7%
16.6% 3 - 7 Year Duration 3.6%
16.6% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
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