AGG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bonds May Have Become Much Riskier for Investors

    August 11, 2016
    Central bank policies of QE, negative interest rates and aggressive open market buying may have turned bonds, once a haven, ...
  2. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    July 29, 2016
    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  3. The 3 Biggest iShare Bond ETFs (AGG, LQD)

    July 23, 2016
    The characteristics, yields and duration of the three largest bond ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares.
  4. Is Your Financial Advisor Not Using ETFs? Beware!

    July 14, 2016
    Discover why financial advisors should be offering low-cost ETFs to clients, and learn why it is considered concerning if ...
  5. Lowering Portfolio Volatility With Certain Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    June 11, 2016
    Learn about how overall portfolio risk can be reduced by adding a variety of different types of bond ETFs to a primarily ...
  6. U.S. ETFs Reached Record Inflow (AGG, GLD)

    June 10, 2016
    Find out about the record exchange-traded fund inflows year to date in 2016, what is driving them and where they are the ...
  7. BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Compare structure and performance for the two largest domestic bond ETFs, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF and the ...
  8. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  9. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    April 14, 2016
    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  10. The 3 Fastest Growing iShares ETFs (AGG, IEFA)

    April 7, 2016
    Take a closer look at three of the fastest growing exchange-traded funds in the world, and learn more about the investment ...
  11. 5 Unique ETFs Yielding 20% or More (SPY, AGG)

    March 30, 2016
    Discover five unique and high-yielding investments that you can use to boost the potential yield and total return of your ...
  12. The 5 Cheapest iShares ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, IVV)

    March 29, 2016
    Learn about BlackRock's iShares family of exchange-traded funds and discover which of the company's ETFs carry the lowest ...
  13. The 20 Cheapest ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, SCHB)

    March 22, 2016
    Discover how expense ratios affect the performances of exchange traded funds (ETFs), and learn about 20 of the cheapest ETFs ...
  14. Building My Portfolio with BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (ITOT, ...

    February 4, 2016
    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing BlackRock's tools, resources and its popular low-cost ...
  15. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in the US for 2016 (SCHB, USMV)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn about the factors and events that could impact U.S. stock returns for 2016 and three ETFs that should be considered ...
  16. What Are the Pros and Cons of Fixed-Income ETFs? (BND, AGG)

    December 31, 2015
    Like all investments, fixed-income ETFs have their pros and cons. But do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
  17. AGG: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Explore information and analysis about the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF that offers broad exposure to the U.S. government ...
  18. 3 Passive Index Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 ...

    December 22, 2015
    Read about appropriate passive index funds for those who are approaching retirement. Learn how passive index funds allow ...
  19. 4 Roth IRAs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (SCHB, VTI)

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why funds with low expense ratios are important for retirement portfolios, and find out about some of the lowest ...
  20. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    January 9, 2015
    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  21. Top 5 Bond ETFs

    February 7, 2013
    These ETF options should offer broad appeal for a number of different angles.
  22. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  23. Investing In Bonds Through ETFs

    June 11, 2012
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors.
  24. Should Retirees Avoid ETFs?

    July 20, 2011
    For many investors, exchange traded funds are a new investment tool…and it’s uncertain whether they make any sense for conservative, ...
  25. 5 Bond ETFs For The Masses

    April 13, 2011
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors.
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