Barclays(BCS Quote) dominates the list of the 25 best-rated exchange-traded funds on the strength of its fixed-income funds during the longest recession in more than half a century.
Twenty-one of the 25 most highly rated ETFs are owned by Barclays or track a Barclays index. …
…The three best-rated exchange-traded funds based on March 31 data are Market Vectors-Barclays AMT-Free Short Municipal ETF(SMB Quote), SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Municipal Bond ETF(SHM Quote) and the iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund(TLH Quote). In this time of financial uncertainty, the “buy”-rated fixed income ETFs listed below can be used to balance the overall risk in an investor’s portfolio.
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