Top 50 ETFs 

Top 50 ETFs: Government bonds

Top 50 ETFs: Government bonds

Government bonds play an important role  in investors’ portfolios. Their ability to act as a diversifier remains strong and they are useful for capital preservation. However, the market is changing as interest rates rise around the world and so there are things to consider. Duration – which measures a bond’s sensitivity to rises in interest rates – is now an important factor. In addition, government bonds aren’t necessarily safe-haven assets: emerging markets countries with expanding economies also offer government debt with a higher yield or the potential for capital growth. This selection has been rejigged, bringing in emerging markets debt from a now removed high-yield bonds category, but also includes core funds for UK and US government debt options.

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