Best Bond ETFs to Buy Now

Long-term investors should consider these bond ETFs to balance their portfolios.

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The best bond ETFs have had a rough few years, that's for sure.

A rising interest rate environment in 2022 and 2023 caused no shortage of disruptions to the typical investor's portfolio. And uncertainty surrounding the Fed's plans for rates moving forward has certainly sparked some short-term price swings in the bond market.


Data is as of February 9. SEC yields reflect the interest earned after deducting fund expenses for the most recent 30-day period and are a standard measure for bond and preferred-stock funds. 

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer,

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.