Because interest rates do not always move in tandem, investors need to pay close attention to the yield curve and spreads to gauge risk.
Institutional investors are likely behind the selling.
Equity ETFs are on track for a record year of inflows, while fixed-income ETF investors are rotating to shorter-duration funds.
Investors lock in profits in high-yield bond funds and increase flows to government-bond funds.
Emerging markets drove ETF flows in January.
Product proliferation in the fixed-income space supports portfolio-construction flexibility.
Cost-conscious investors can use ETFs to implement themes similar to those of smart, well-respected active mutual fund managers.
How to use ETFs to implement fund managers' current ideas at lower costs.
Also, Schwab launches Treasury ETFs.