IShares Core Total US Bond Market tracks the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index, which is widely used as a proxy for the United States investment-grade bond market. AGG includes mortgage-backed securities, Treasuries, and corporates Read more
High credit quality should protect the fund when lower-quality bonds suffer.
One-stop exposure to major portions of the domestic investment-grade-bond market.
This fund has one of the lowest expense ratios in the category. Read more
The high exposure to fixed-rate Treasuries and lack of exposure to TIPS leaves this fund exposed to inflation.
Even high-quality bonds can lose value if interest rates rise.
With a yield to maturity of only 1.7%, investors should have modest return expectations. Read more