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Pimco Total Return Active ETF

Symbol: BOND
Expense Ratio: 0.59%

As its name suggests, Pimco Total Return Active is an exchange-traded version of Pimco Total Return (PTTDX), the flagship of bond powerhouse Pimco. Investors pulled billions of dollars out of Pimco funds after cofounder Bill Gross departed last year, but we think the firm still has a lot of talent. Since Mark Kiesel, Scott Mather and Mihir Worah took over management of the ETF last September, it has outpaced the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond index by 0.7 percentage point. The fund yields 2.8%.

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