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Canadian Bonds ETFS


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In past articles we discussed Canadian and American govt bond packaged ETFs. In this article we will be discussing other world governments.

There is a wide variety of risk in foriegn bond funds. Some foreign governments are extremely high yield at the moment eg. Greece, Ireland due to debt and default concerns. This is something to keep in mind, that occasionally governments default on their debt and bond holders are left holding the bag.

That being said, there are a number of funds available to invest into spread out that risk. Thats why we present these ETFs. Some contain emerging markets & PIIGS and some are more conservative and diverse. The PIIGS are composed or Portgugeuse Bonds, Irish Bonds, Italian Bonds, Greek Bonds and Spanish Bonds.

List of Foreign bond funds somewhat available to Canadians

Do your own due dilligence and keep in mind that this list may not be accurate. None of this is to be contrued as recommendation and please read our disclaimer.

Government Bonds
SPDR Barclays Cap S/T Intl Treasury Bond BWZ Global Bond Fund
WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency CEW Global Bond Fund
iShares S&P/Citi Intl Treasury Bond IGOV Global Bond Fund
iShares S&P/Citi 1-3 Yr Intl Treasury Bd ISHG Global Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury Bond BWX Global Bond Fund

There are others avialable, but this list is here to indicate which are commonly available through most brokers in Canada.