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Thursday, July 5, 2012

3 Bond ETFs I Consider To Be Cheap

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Many investors and potential investors have asked me how I determine the value of a specific company's stock. When it comes to ETFs there are few things I consider, but one of the most important things to look at in my opinion, is the fee the fund charges potential investors when they are considering establishing a position.
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV): BSV, which trades in a 52-week range of $80.59 (52-week low) and $81.94 (52-week high), yields an estimated 1.67% ($1.36), making the stock an affordable option considering its dividend. Shares have been pretty flat during the last few trading sessions and could continue to demonstrate similar behavior through the second half of the year. One the key catalysts for potential investors would be the expense ratio when compared to that of its peers. Currently, BSV charges investors an annualized expense ratio of 0.11%, when compared to the category average of 0.18%. That difference equates to an estimated savings of 39% annually. ... Continue to read.
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