IShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF LQD is a decent pick for investment-grade corporate bond market exposure. However, its exclusion of bonds with less than three years until maturity increases its sensitivity to changing interest rates and prevents it from accurately representing the entirety of the investment opportunity set available to U.S. corporate bond Morningstar Category peers. It also charges a higher fee than several of its closest indexed peers. These considerations support a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral.
Will LQD outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable LQD’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the LQD management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of LQD’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.