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US Treasury Ladder

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Sticking With Uncle Sam

Investors turning to the bond-ETF market are looking for investments designed to keep a part of their portfolio relatively safe – and few assets are considered safer than US Treasury bonds, which are backed by the federal government and have been described by analysts and scholars as a comparatively stable investment.[2] Despite challenges in the US economy, the demand for Treasuries has stayed high, due in part to money-supply “easing” by the Federal Reserve and the US dollar’s implied status as the world’s reserve currency. This continues to lead foreign governments to buy up Treasuries with their foreign-exchange reserves.[3] This motif is built using a Treasury bond-ETF “ladder,” a strategy designed to increase diversification by using segments of bond ETFs with different maturity timeframes. See more
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Motif Index 1 YR Return
US Treasury Ladder Benchmark
With this Motif, you can buy the following basket of stocks for just $9.95:
Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
25.3% Over 10 Year Duration 6.5%
12.7% iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF TLH 5.8%
12.6% iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT 7.3%
25.0% 7 - 10 Year Duration 4.0%
25.0% iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury ETF IEF 4.0%
25.0% 3 - 7 Year Duration 2.8%
25.0% Schwab Intermediate Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHR 2.8%
24.7% 1 - 3 Year Duration 1.3%
24.7% Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF BSV 1.3%