The ETF “Barbell” Income Solution – by Mike Venuto on ETF.com

By Michael Venuto
Toroso Investments
Published in ETF.com

Many investors expect the return streams from bond ETFs to behave like the direct purchase of a bond, essentially providing current income with the likely return of principal at a future date. Although the expansion of ETFs has provided investors access to bonds, and at a reasonable cost, the performance behavior of these ETFs are often very different from the direct purchase of individual bonds.

The top five bond ETFs by assets include:

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