How to Minimize Rate Risk

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How to Minimize Rate Risk

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If there were ever a time to be worried about rate risk it is now. The US economy is red hot and the Fed continues to look hawkish. Two rate hikes by the end of the year look like a certainty. So how can one protect their portfolio? One answer is floating rate bonds, and especially floating rate investment grade bonds with a range of durations. One ETF that does just that is the X-trackers Investment Grade Bond - Interest Rate Hedged ETF ( IGIH ). The ETF sports a yield of over 3%, and very importantly, it has a duration of almost zero, meaning it should be almost completely unaffected by any movement in rates.

FINSUM : a 3% yield with no rate risk sounds like a very good investment in the current environment.

  • bonds
  • rates
  • yields
  • fed
  • dividends

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This article appears in: Investing , Bonds
Referenced Symbols: IGIH

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