iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF is one of the most popular options for investors looking to gain exposure to investment grade corporate bonds. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index which is a rules-based index consisting of liquid, US dollar-denominated, investment grade corporate bonds for sale in the United States. The underlying index is designed to provide a broad representation of the U.S. dollar-denominated liquid investment-grade corporate bond market, useful for investors looking to enter the bond market to gain a long term, buy-and-hold portfolio.
LQD can specifically be helpful for those with holdings in AGG or BND, beefing up the relatively minor allocations those aggregate products make to corporate debt.
It is used to seek stability and pursue income.
LQD TOP 10 HOLDINGS
GE Capital International Funding Company Unlimited Company 4.42% 0.34
Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC / Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc 4.9% 0.28
AT&T Inc 3.55% 0.26
CVS Health Corp 5.05% 0.26
AT&T Inc 3.8% 0.24
T-Mobile USA, Inc. 3.88% 0.21
CVS Health Corp 4.3% 0.21
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 6.75% 0.20
As of 04/01/21