PIMCO Total Return Active ETF (BOND)

PIMCO Total Return Active ETF (BOND) is an actively managed bond exchange traded fund. It also has a high yield for income.

This PIMCO ETF is managed by Scott A. Mather, Mark R. Kiesel, and Mihir P. Worah. The current yield is 5.05%. The fund’s objective is to provide maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. Its expense fee is 0.55%.

This fund invests in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities. It may use forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts, or swap agreements. It mainly invest in investment grade bonds.

BOND Fund Profile

    PIMCO Total Return Active ETF (BOND)
  • Fund Inception Date: 02/29/2012
  • Ticker Symbol: BOND
  • CUSIP: 72201R775
  • Rank in category (YTD): 1%
  • Category: Intermediate-Term Bond
  • Yield: 5.05%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.55%
  • Total Assets: $ 2.48 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 577%
You can buy this ETF through your brokerage. Some online brokerage may offer free ETFs trades. You can buy as little as 1 share of this ETF ($107.61 as of 8/22/2015).

PIMCO Fund Returns

In 2015, it has year to date return of 1.69%. This fixed income fund has returned 3.54% over the past 1 year, and 3.68% over the past 3 years. Morningstar also ranks this PIMCO fund with 5 stars rating. This fund has a 3 year beta of 1.14. The past 3 years performance is as follows:
  • Year 2015: 1.69%
  • Year 2014: 6.62%
  • Year 2013: -1.26%
This bond fund has an average effective duration of 3.71 years. The average effective maturity is 6 years. Top 5 bond sectors are Agency MBS Pass-Through, Corporate Bond, U.S. Treasury, Other Government Related, and U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected.

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  • PIMCO Total Return Active ETF is managed by outstanding managers.
  • Its performance has been great for the past 1 year.
  • This bond fund has a high yield for income
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Fund Info

After Bill Gross' abrupt departure from PIMCO, there are signs of progress at the firm. This PIMCO Total Return Active ETF is managed by new three-manager investment team of PIMCO veterans. This fund also has a solid start, with Mather responsible for final decision-making. It may take some time to see how these three, all strongly opinionated and talented investors, coalesce as a team.

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