Bond ETFs vs. Bond Mutual Funds
The market gyration in March this year offers a good opportunity to stress test various instruments such as ETFs and mutual funds. In this newsletter, we take a closer look at how bond ETFs behaved.
Broad-based stock index ETFs
The good news is that most broad-based stock index ETFs did withstood the volatile period in March and had no large discrepancies compared with their mutual fund counterparts. For example, the following chart shows each broad-based index ETF matched its mutual fund counterpart pretty well, even in the lows of March this year:
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