Jan 20, 2010
Bonds | Volatility
This particular ETF, Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (symbol IEI) with a stated effective duration of approximately 4.5 years, had daily standard deviation of 5.5% in 2009. While yields on treasuries are low -- duration management below 5 years is inherently low relative risk.
Jan 06, 2010
Difference Was Essentially The Currency Effect