Non-Traditional Bond ETFs


Most of these ETFs tend to invest by pursuing strategies that diverge in some way from conventional practice in the bond-fund universe. One hallmark of non-traditional bond funds is their use of leverage and derivatives to either hedge or increase particular risk exposures. Other bond funds are placed into this category simply because they are unconstrained with respect to the types of bonds they can buy (i.e., any maturity and any level of default risk). We are definitely cautious with this category given the combination of leverage in some cases and exposure to potential rising interest rates. We therefore view this category as better suited for moderate investors, but may consider this more to aggressive investors when rates do begin to creep higher.

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Rk Symbol Name Last Open High Low 52WK Hi 52WK Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12M Chg Mkt Cap 50D MA ± 50D 200D MA ± 200D POWR
1 IGHG ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hedged 74.82 74.89 75.12 74.52 78.88 72.76 -0.01
(-0.01%)
-0.80% -0.91% 570.50M 74.34 0.64% 75.16 -0.45% A
Strong Buy
2 NFLT Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Bond ETF 24.26 24.25 24.31 24.20 25.95 23.87 0.03
(0.12%)
-1.35% -5.49% 112.81M 24.18 0.31% 24.41 -0.63% A
Strong Buy
3 STOT SPDR DoubleLine Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF 48.98 48.95 48.99 48.75 49.99 47.00 0.12
(0.25%)
0.55% -1.88% 83.27M 48.73 0.52% 48.61 0.76% A
Strong Buy
RISE Sit Rising Rate ETF 24.61 24.76 24.76 24.61 25.18 22.59 -0.21
(-0.85%)
3.58% 7.84% 60.29M 24.80 -0.76% 24.30 1.27%
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RFUN RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF 25.30 25.32 25.32 25.28 26.57 24.98 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.39% -3.36% 53.13M 25.09 0.83% 25.13 0.66%
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AGZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 47.96 47.95 47.97 47.81 49.15 47.59 0.09
(0.19%)
0.46% 0.00% 52.76M 47.80 0.34% 47.65 0.66%
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AGND WisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 43.44 43.54 43.54 43.44 45.12 42.75 -0.31
(-0.71%)
1.15% 0.56% 34.75M 43.49 -0.12% 43.30 0.33%
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IGIH Xtrackers Investment Grade Bond - Interest Rate Hedged ETF 23.70 23.70 23.70 23.70 24.99 20.99 0.00
(0.00%)
-1.07% -1.13% 9.48M 23.71 -0.06% 23.85 -0.61%
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EMIH Xtrackers Emerging Markets Bond - Interest Rate Hedged ETF 23.96 24.32 24.32 23.96 25.69 23.85 -0.36
(-1.48%)
-2.22% -4.24% 8.39M 24.19 -0.95% 24.49 -2.18%
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RFCI RiverFront Dynamic Core Income ETF 24.08 24.05 24.08 24.02 26.24 23.73 0.03
(0.12%)
-1.08% -3.10% 103.54M 23.89 0.79% 23.98 0.41%
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BNDC FlexShares Core Select Bond Fund 24.16 24.16 24.16 24.16 28.51 23.99 0.00
(0.00%)
-2.00% -3.97% 32.62M 24.02 0.57% 24.31 -0.62%
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WYDE ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF 32.49 32.49 32.49 32.49 33.50 32.10 0.26
(0.81%)
0.28% -2.58% 4.87M 32.39 0.32% 32.66 -0.53%
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INC Ishares U.S. Fixed Income Balan 99.43 99.42 99.43 99.42 100.20 96.37 0.06
(0.06%)
2.29% -0.32% 59.66M N/A N/A% N/A N/A%
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FFIU Fieldstone UVA Unconstrained Medium-Term Fixed Income ETF 24.37 24.37 24.37 24.37 25.15 24.17 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.44% -2.99% 46.30M N/A N/A% N/A N/A%
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UCON First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF 25.23 25.22 25.23 25.17 27.75 25.05 0.02
(0.08%)
0.96% 0.68% 25.23M N/A N/A% N/A N/A%
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