credit exposures for fixed income

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Use credit exposures for your fixed income portfolios in today’s environment
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Against the backdrop of challenging bond market conditions and robust ETF trading, many investors are turning to fixed income ETFs – drawn by their liquidity, transparency and efficiency.

High Yield and Investment Grade credit can help build quality exposure for your fixed income portfolios.

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HYG

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

The deep liquidity profile provides investors with access to credit markets, on demand.

WHY HYG?

The popularity of HYG may align with investors’ preference to diversify with a single trade and to seek higher income through exposure to an index composed of US high yield corporate bonds in a UCITS wrapper.

LQD

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF

Access to more than 1000 quality corporate bonds provides wide-ranging exposure for investors seeking income

WHY LQD?

One of the most actively- traded ETFs by investors seeking liquidity is LQD - which has an average daily trading volume greater than 80% of Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks1

DID YOU KNOW?

HYG and LQD have become ‘go-to-tools’ for investors and market makers trading volatile markets

Did you know as financial market volatility increased from late February through late March 2020, daily trading volume in the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) surged to more than

$8Bn

(compared with an average of $1.7 billion in 2019)?2

On March 12, one of the worst days for U.S. stock benchmarks in modern history, shares of the iShares Boxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF

(LQD) changed hands almost 90,000 times on exchange,

while its top five holdings traded an average of only 37 times a piece.3

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Visualizing the trillion dollar landscape

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