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    May 18, 2021

    Finding an Investment Grade Edge

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Being selective is crucial in this environment. A smarter approach to corporate bonds can provide investors yield pickup and upside potential without assuming too much risk.

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    May 10, 2021

    Rising Tide Lifts Municipal Bonds

    by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

    As municipal bonds continue to recover we explore three key trends that we believe are supportive to the asset class.

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    April 22, 2021

    Green Bonds: Five Years After Paris

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Five years after the Paris Agreement was signed, we take a look at how green bonds are providing fixed income investors with a way to invest in the transition to a net-zero carbon economy.

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    April 19, 2021

    Rising Rates and Fallen Angel Bonds

    by Nicolas Fonseca, CFA, ETF Product Analyst

    While rising rates are generally negative for rate sensitive asset classes like fallen angel high yield bonds, we believe the reason behind the latest rate moves may provide support for fallen angels.

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    March 15, 2021

    What to Consider When Investing in BDCs

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yields may drive interest in business development companies (BDCs), because of the exposure BDCs provide and their portfolio’s floating rate nature.

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    February 17, 2021

    The Consistency of Fallen Angel High Yield Bond Returns

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    We examine the key drivers of fallen angel high yield bonds through various economic cycles and changing market environments, as well as what’s in store for 2021.

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    February 11, 2021

    Consider HY Emerging Markets Bonds Amid Reflation

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Higher rates and inflation are a major challenge for fixed income asset classes, but we believe emerging markets high yield corporate bonds may better withstand these pressures.

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    January 29, 2021

    Smarter Approaches to Corporate Credit

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    How can one decide if an investment grade bond represents attractive value? This whitepaper details our approach to selecting bonds with the highest excess spread relative to their fair value.

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    January 26, 2021

    ETF.com Q&A: Bond ETFs Offer Fresh Takes

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    This Q&A explores what the VanEck Vectors Moody’s Analytics IG Corporate Bond ETF (MIG) and VanEck Vectors Moody’s Analytics BBB Corporate Bond ETF (MBBB) can bring to a portfolio.

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    January 26, 2021

    Rising Stars Could Emerge Again

    by Nicolas Fonseca, CFA, ETF Product Analyst

    Credit ratings upgrades from high yield to investment grade may provide a more meaningful source of value for high yield investors this year compared to 2020.

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