A Word of Caution About Bond ETFs

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Pearson Education, Jul 14, 2010 - 5 pages
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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Higher Returns from Safe Investments: Using Bonds, Stocks, and Options to Generate Lifetime Income (9780137003358) by Marvin Appel. Available in print and digital formats.

 

Why bond ETFs may not be as safe as they look: what to know before you invest

 

At first glance, ETFs would seem ideally suited for bond investors because they have lower expense ratios than almost all mutual funds, which leaves more interest income available for shareholders. The problem with many bond ETFs is that their prices have displayed surprisingly large short-term fluctuations.

 

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Marvin Appel is CEO of Appel Asset Management Corporation and Vice President of Signalert Corporation, Registered Investment Advisors in Great Neck, New York, which together manage over $300 million for individual clients. He also edits the highly acclaimed investment newsletter, Systems and Forecasts.

 

He has been featured on CNNfn, CNBC, CBS Marketwatch.com, and Forbes.com, and has presented at conferences ranging from the World Series of Exchange Traded Funds to the American Association of Individual Investors. The New York State Legislature has invited Dr. Appel to present his economic and investment outlook.

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