Bonds Hold Up Better than Stocks

Investors looking for an alternative to the volatile equity markets may want to consider corporate bonds.

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The PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund (CORP) is up nearly 3% in the past 3 months while equities have declined nearly 4% over the same time period.

Corporate bond funds are another way to gain exposure to the economy while generating some income and avoiding much of the volatility of stocks.

Top holdings for the exchange traded fund include bonds issued by WachoviaGoldman SachsAnheuser-BuschCredit Suisse and Verizon. The expense ratio for the $75 million ETF is 0.20%.  The 30 Day SEC yield is 3.43%.

Find more ways to invest, see the complete list of long term fixed income ETFs.

– ETF MarketPro Staff
September 19, 2011