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Getting a Fix on Fixed-Income ETFs

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The menu of bond ETFs has expanded exponentially in 2007. When 2007 began, investors had six fixed-income ETFs to choose from. Now there are 52 bond ETFs in our database, and more are on the way.

Take a Broad, Diversified Approach
To a large degree, ETF providers have approached the bond market in much the same way that they have other market segments--by slicing and dicing. Many of the domestic bond funds launched this year divide the market into various maturity ranges. Now, choices vary from an ETF that focuses on one- to three-month Treasury bills to one that invests in 10- and 30-year Treasury bonds.

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Sonya Morris has a position in the following securities mentioned above: VBMFX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.