The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx® USD Liquid High Yield Index (the "underlying index").
The underlying index is a rules-based index consisting of liquid U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield corporate bonds for sale in the United States, as determined by the index provider. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the underlying index.
Call it a triple-C market--that is, one dominated by credit, commodities and currencies. A triple-C rating describes a speculative credit well down on the quality scale. In recent days, the market increasingly is looking askance at borrowers of lesser quality, especially those related to commodities.
High-yield bonds have declined in price lately. For example, the price of the iShares iBoxx$ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF has dropped to under $84 a share from around $95 in June 2014.. Since bond prices and yields move like a see-saw in relation to each other, the yield of high yield bonds has increased correspondingly.
Morningstar has awarded this fund 3 stars based on its risk-adjusted performance compared to the 13 funds within its Morningstar High Yield Bond Category.
How is it determined?
A fund's Overall Morningstar Rating (TM) is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Please see the ratings tab for more information about methodology.
Out of 13 funds
Out of 3 funds
What does it mean?
A fund's Morningstar Rating is a quantitative assessment of a fund's past performance that accounts for both risk and return, with funds earning between 1 and 5 stars. As always, this rating system is designed to be used as a first step in the fund evaluation process. A high rating alone is not sufficient basis upon which to make an investment decision.
Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns AS OF 09/30/2015
Life as of inception date: 04/04/2007
Gross Expense Ratio: 0.50%
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Independent third parties provide portfolio composition analytics to standardize calculations for consistent comparison. However, these calculations and the resulting credit quality analytics may differ from the ETF managers' methodology, which you can learn about in the Prospectus & Reports.
Credit Grade / Maturity
Credit Grade Exposure is provided by a third-party using a proprietary algorithm which considers the ratings assigned to the ETP's underlying fixed income securities by three Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations ("NRSROs"): Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's"), Standard & Poor's Rating Services ("S&P"), or Fitch, Inc. The percentages shown in the table are based on the ETP's fixed-income holdings and may not total 100% if an ETP holds non-fixed income securities such as cash, derivatives, and/or equities. If a security is rated by two or more NRSROs, then the lowest rating is assigned to the holding. If only one NRSRO rates the security, that rating is assigned to the holding. If a security is not rated by an NRSRO, the holding is classified as "Not Rated". "AAA" consists of securities having a credit rating of AAA. "Investment-Grade" consists of securities with a credit rating of AA down to BBB (or for municipal Money Market securities, a rating of SP1 and corporate money market securities, a rating of P1). "High Yield" consists of all securities whose lowest rating is below BBB (or for municipal Money Market securities, a rating of SP2 or SP3, and corporate Money Market securities, a rating of P2 or P3) that are not in default. "Default" consists of securities rated D. The resulting credit quality analytics shown may differ from the ETP Manager's methodology to determine credit quality of the ETP's fixed income securities. A link has been provided to learn more about the ETP's Managers' investment approach and credit grade analytics.
A classification of an ETFs exposure according to the maturity of the constituent debt. Maturity refers to the length of time until the principal amount of a bond must be repaid. Bonds are typically classified into the following three categories:
Short-Term (bills): maturities between one and five years; (instruments with maturities less than one year are called Money Market Instruments)
Intermediate-Term (notes): maturities between six to ten years;
Long-Term (bonds): maturities greater than ten years.
Updated daily and calculated using constituent assets (ETP's holdings) aggregated and mapped to corresponding category.
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**The Overall Morningstar RatingTM for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.)
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