Strayer university week 8 fin320 assignment, i include paper
The selection we have made is the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (ticker symbol BNDX). This Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) gives investors access to a wide variety of international bonds and provides diversification without having to purchase individual bond securities. The fund invests in investment-grade and high-yield debt from governments, corporations, and other entities based outside of the United States. The fund seeks to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate ex USD Float Adjusted RIC Capped Index, which measures the performance of global investment grade debt denominated in local currencies.
We selected this ETF for several reasons. First, it offers exposure to a number of different types of global bonds, including government bonds, corporate bonds, inflation-linked bonds, securitized products such as asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and emerging market debt. This allows investors to spread their risk across many different sectors while still maintaining liquidity due to its status as an ETF. Additionally, because this ETF includes both investment grade and high yield debt from countries around the world it helps provide geographic diversification which can help protect against currency fluctuations caused by economic or political unrest in any given country or region. Finally, this fund has low expenses relative to other similar funds making it an attractive option for long term investors looking for a cost effective way to add international fixed income exposure into their portfolio.