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Subject: Re: Commish-free Bond Funds Date: 1/24/2013 5:22 PM
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When a commish-free ETF is available from more than one broker, ETFDB doesn’t name the brokers in a column. But it’s possible to unravel which they are. For my own use, I did so for all funds, but I present here only the bonds funds (since this is a bond forum). http://etfdb.com/type/commission-free/all/expenses/sortfield...

Here are the keys: CS= Charles Schwab, ET = E*Trade, FI =Fidelity, FT = Firstrade, IB = Interactive Brokers, TD =TA Ameritrade, VG = Vanguard. Of the brokers, Firsttrade is redundant. Any fund that is available through them is also available elsewhere. OTOH, they might be a viable alternative to Scottrade, whose pricing they seem to be competing with. As yet, I’ve made no attempt to determine execution details like ‘mandatory holding-periods’, ‘permitted market side’, ‘mandatory trade size’, etc. You’re on your own for those, as well as determining the suitability of any of these funds for your own portfolio.
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CS ET FI FT IB TD VG
X CIU Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond Fund Corporate Bonds
X CSJ Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fund Corporate Bonds
X X LQD iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund Corporate Bonds
X X VCIT Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund Corporate Bonds
X X VCLT Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund Corporate Bonds
X X VCSH Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund Corporate Bonds
X ALD Asia Local Debt Fund Emerging Markets Bonds
X ELD Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund Emerging Markets Bonds
X EMB JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Fund Emerging Markets Bonds
X EMCB Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund Emerging Markets Bonds
X PCY Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio Emerging Markets Bonds
X X EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF Government Bonds
X IEI Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund Government Bonds
X SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF Government Bonds
X SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF Government Bonds
X SHY Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund Government Bonds
X TLT Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund Government Bonds
X X VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds
X X VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds
X X VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds
X HYG iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund High Yield Bonds
X JNK SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF High Yield Bonds
X SCHP U.S. TIPS ETF Inflation-Protected Bonds
X X TIP Barclays TIPS Bond Fund Inflation-Protected Bonds
X WIP SPDR DB International Inflation-Protected Bond Inflation-Protected Bonds
X AUNZ Australia & New Zealand Debt Fund International Government Bonds
X BWX SPDR Barclays Intl Treasury Bond International Government Bonds
X EU Euro Debt Fund International Government Bonds
X ITM Market Vectors-Intermediate Municipal I National Munis
x x MUB S&P National Municipal Bond Fund National Munis
X SHM SPDR Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF National Munis
X TFI SPDR Barclays Municipal Bond National Munis
x x CNPF Canada Preferred ETF Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds
x x AGG Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF Total Bond Market
x x x BIV Intermediate-Term Bond ETF Total Bond Market
x x x BLV Long-Term Bond ETF Total Bond Market
x x x BSV Short-Term Bond ETF Total Bond Market
X GVI Barclays Intermediate Government/Credit Total Bond Market
X SCHZ U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF Total Bond Market
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STANDARD DISCLAIMERS: The preceding might contain errors, and it is not meant as investing advice. Also, I might be long or short any of these finds and/or might initiate such trades in the futures. You're on your own as to whether/how you use any of the info.

Charlie
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