Why LQD? 1. Exposure to a broad range of U.S. investment grade corporate bonds 2. Access to 1000+ high quality corporate bonds in a single fund 3. Use to seek stability and pursue income
What is the lqd ETF?
LQD tracks a market-weighted index of US corporate investment-grade bonds across the maturity spectrum. LQD, given it was first to market in this space, is easily one of the most popular corporate bond ETFs.
Is lqd a good bond fund to hold?
The fund is cheap to hold. In all, LQD offers liquid exposure to a somewhat-aggressive, yield-seeking basket of corporate bonds. iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 7.48 out of 10.
How does lqd differ from our benchmark?
LQD differs from our benchmark in key ways. LQD only selects bonds that have at least three years to maturity, which gives it a longer weighted average maturity and increased interest rate risk. The fund is cheap to hold. In all, LQD offers liquid exposure to a somewhat-aggressive, yield-seeking basket of corporate bonds.