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ISHARES DEX UNIVERSE BOND INDEX FUND $31.05 (CWA Rating: Income) (Toronto symbol XBB; buy or sell through brokers) mirrors the performance of the DEX Universe Bond Index. The 821 bonds in the portfolio have an average term-to-maturity of 10.13 years. The fund’s MER is 0.33%.

The bonds in the index are 68.2% government and 31.8% corporate.

The fund yields 3.1%, compared to the Short-Term Bond Fund’s 2.6%. Its yield-to-maturity is 2.37%, 0.79% above the Short-Term Fund. That reflects the added risk of holding long-term bonds.

iShares DEX Universe Bond Fund is a buy for safety-conscious investors who can accept that risk.


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