Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF
Use caution when investing with a barbell fixed income strategy
You’ll find that the principal appreciation from falling rates at the long end (IEF)(VCLT) may make up for a large part of the shortfall in yields at the short end (SJNK).
Positioning your barbell fixed income portfolio
Portfolio positioning will depend on your interest rate outlook. So it’s important to keep track of where rates are headed. As we mentioned earlier, this is an active strategy that requires periodic monitoring and reinvestment.
Barbell bond strategies explained: Benefits from longer tenors
There’s an obvious benefit to investing in long-term tenors. Long-term (IEF)(VCLT) maturities typically yield more than shorter-term (SHY) maturities.
International and domestic corporate bond funds: The returns
In this part of the series, we will discuss and compare funds investing primarily in debt issued by domestic and overseas corporates.
Assessing long-duration ETFs’ performance in the last 6 months
Long-duration ETFs have longer durations, as they’re mainly composed of securities with long-term maturity dates.