ETF Research and Analysis

by Phillip Yoo, CAIA
IShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG’s Treasury-heavy portfolio may keep it from topping the intermediate-term bond Morningstar Category, but its low price-tag and high credit-quality portfolio should set it up for   Read more 

Bull Case

This fund skews toward high-credit-quality holdings.
The fund’s conservative portfolio provides downside protection.
This fund is one of the lowest-cost options in its category. Read more 

Bear Case

Market-cap weighting gives portfolio a heavy tilt toward Treasuries that does not reflect the investment styles of many of its active peers in the category.
The fund’s heavy exposure to government bonds lowers its yield relative to some peers. Read more 

ETF trends in Canada: Fixed income 
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