Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX)
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Though the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF is a high-quality ETF, its TTM dividend yield of 1.04% is below the 10-year Treasury rate of 1.55%.
International diversification for bond allocations is, in theory, an attractive concept, but in practice it's not working out so great in 2021 for US investors, based on a set of ETFs. A key headwind for foreign bonds is the rebound in the US dollar.
Retirement savers need to weigh interest-rate and inflation risks when structuring their investments. These seven bond funds help them do just that.
Getting globalized bond exposure doesn't mean that investors have to own debt issues from several countries. Two ETFs from Vanguard can suffice.
July's total traded volume on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace amounted to EUR 45.9 billion, while the proportion of transactions completed via Tradeweb's Automated Intelligent Execution (AiEX) tool was 73%. Total consolidated U.S. ETF notional value traded in July 2021 was a record USD 36.9 billion, beating the platform's previous best performance in March 2020 by USD 9.8 billion.
As inflation rears its ugly head, investors are beginning to worry about the outlook for real rates in fixed income portfolios. Yet alternative options, even in the high-risk space, are not plentiful.
The international debt market represents a vast space for the fixed income investor looking to venture abroad for yield. One such funds is the?Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF Shares (BNDX).
The average equity fund (including ETFs) experienced a 6.31% return for Q1 2021 and whopping one-year return of 61.39%. Fearing an overheated market, a recent rise in coronavirus cases globally, and an increase in market volatility, money market funds (+$185.8 billion) were the main attractor of investors' assets for the quarter.
Past experience shows us that emerging markets have historically reacted positively to higher global rates, especially if the latter reflects an improving global growth outlook. Most emerging markets will start normalizing rates well before the U.S. and developed markets.
BNDX looks to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate ex-USD Float Adjusted RIC Capped Index (USD Hedged). The ETF provides investors a convenient way to get broad exposure to non US dollar-denominated investment-grade bonds.