Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by John Gabriel
Suitability
Investors looking for long-duration Canadian bond exposure may consider iShares DEX Long Term Bond Index XLB as a core fixed-income holding. The fund could also be used opportunistically as a satellite position by investors   Read more 

Bull Case

This ETF is a simple and low-cost way to quickly access a basket of long-duration bonds.
This fund's portfolio tilts heavily toward government bonds, which means it has a fairly low default risk profile. Read more 

Bear Case

This fund's price tag is a little on the expensive side. In a category where fees matter, this fund costs more than its competors.
This fund's longer duration puts it at risk when interest rates rise.
This asset class is unlikely to generate significant returns over the long run. Read more 

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