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Fixed income ETFs

Fixed income ETFs generally seek to track underlying indices composed of individual bonds. Like equity ETFs, they trade on stock exchanges and are now the fastest growing category of exchange traded funds in Canada. Learn more about why iShares bond ETFs continue to gain recognition with investors and how they can potentially
benefit your portfolio.

Benefits of fixed income ETFs

iShares bond ETFs have delivered at least seven years of regular income. Long term track record
The majority of iShares bond ETFs have delivered at least seven years of regular income.1
iShares bond ETFs cost less than half the price of typical bond mutual funds. Low cost
On average, iShares bond ETFs cost less than half the price of typical bond mutual funds.2
iShares offers one of the most comprehensive suite of fixed income ETF exposures in Canada. Selection
With 25 ETFs, iShares offers one of the most comprehensive suite of fixed income ETF exposures in Canada.
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Consider a comprehensive solution using iShares Strategic Fixed Income ETFs

Realizing the full potential of bonds requires flexibility in an environment of rising interest rates and shifting monetary policies. iShares Strategic Fixed Income ETFs can help investors stay nimble by offering one ticket solutions that actively seek enhanced yield or return while managing risk.

  • Suite of three funds constructed to seek enhanced yield or return while managing risk
  • Convenient exposure to a variety of Canadian and global bonds
  • Led by a team of investment professionals that seek to optimize portfolio allocations and can make adjustments based on market views

 

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Target return / yield to maturity Yield to maturity between 0.5% to 1.0% above FTSE TMX Canada Canada Universe Bond Index Yield to maturity between 1.0% to 1.5% above FTSE TMX Canada Canada Universe Bond Index Long-term return between 0.75% to 1.25% above FTSE TMX Canada Universe Bond Index
Overall volatility target Consistent with the broad Canadian bond market (or less) Consistent with the broad Canadian bond market (or less) Consistent with the broad Canadian bond market (or less)
Maximum duration 5 years 5 years Unconstrained
Maximum high yield exposure 25% 40% 25%

3 ideas to help you get started using bond ETFs

No matter if you are looking to grow your wealth or save for retirement, iShares has bond ETFs that help investors seek stability, growth, and other financial outcomes.

 

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XBBiShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XHBiShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XSHiShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF
XQBiShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XHYiShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XSBiShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF

The time has come to
rethink your bonds