iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income: Long On Rate Risk

iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income: Long On Rate Risk

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  • IYLD has a 6% yield, one of the highest in the multi-asset space.
  • IYLD has roughly 75% exposure to fixed income, making IYLD very sensitive to changes in interest rates.
  • IYLD has exposure to more volatile sectors of the fixed income market such as long-term U.S. Treasuries and emerging market local currency bonds.

Multi-asset ETFs offer investors diversification within a single ETF. Stocks, bonds, preferred stock, REITs, MLPs and commodities are some of the assets that can be found in a multi-asset fund. These funds are attractive to investors due to the promise of diversification and sometimes high yields, but investors need to dig into the details to figure out how the fund is constructed.

iShares has a fund in the multi-asset space called iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income (BATS:IYLD). The fund was launched in April 2012 and has amassed nearly $200 million in assets, and with a 6% 30-day SEC yield, delivers one of best income streams among this class of funds, but does so with heavy fixed income exposure… To continue reading, please Click Here.

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