Intermediate-term bond

Intermediate Bond

A debt security with a maturity in the medium-term. While there is no set definition of what constitutes the medium-term, it is generally accepted that intermediate bonds are those that mature somewhere between one and 15 years. One of the most common intermediate bonds, the U.S. Treasury Note, usually has a maturity of 10 years. Intermediate bonds have become increasingly popular for what were formerly called long-term investors. This is especially true among Treasury securities; Treasury Notes have increasingly replaced Treasury Bonds as benchmarks of the bond market.

Intermediate-term bond.

Intermediate-term bonds mature in two to ten years from the date of issue. Typically, the interest on these bonds is greater than that on short-term bonds of similar quality but less than that on comparably rated long-term bonds.

Intermediate-term bonds work well in an investment strategy known as laddering. Laddering involves buying bonds with different maturity dates so that portions of your fixed income portfolio mature in a stepped pattern over a number of years.

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The USAA Core Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (UITB), which has a net expense ratio of 40 basis points, has an investment objective that focuses on high current income without undue risk to principal.
SEIs SIIT Core Fixed Income Fund (SCOAX) was ranked #1 Intermediate-Term Bond fund in its universe of 975 Intermediate-Term Bond Funds by US News and World Report for the one year period ending January 31, 2017.
Intermediate-term bond and corporate bond were the top two selling fixed-income categories for the period.
Consequently, ETFs are being used as core portfolio building-blocks, with 63% of ETF assets in TDFs distributed across three broad categories: intermediate-term bond, large blend and foreign large blend.
The intermediate-term bond fund category garnered the most flows for the fifth month in a row, taking in nearly USD15.
This has led to a finding by the firm that intermediate-term bond funds that have a reported yield of 2.
One other strategy: Establish a separate account with funds earmarked for long-term care, including conservative vehicles such as intermediate-term bond funds.
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The concavity of the yield curve--the level of intermediate-term bond yields, relative to the average of short- and long-term bond yields--is a good proxy for the level of term premiums.
However, as college looms closer, less-risky investments, such as money-market and short- to intermediate-term bond funds, are best.
Expect an ongoing rotation away from traditional intermediate-term bond funds and into more flexible mandates.
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