NEW YORK (ETF Expert) -- The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond is very close to recovering 2%. That may sound ridiculously low when placed in a historical context. On the other hand, funds like iShares 10-20 Year Treasury (TLH) have logged -2.1% returns year to date, precisely because the 10-year's yield has gained 0.25 percentage points in four short weeks.On a day when domestic stocks pushed to another five-year high (1/29/2013), popular yield producers labored to post slightly negative returns. Keep in mind, though, that all of the assets in the table below have been year-to-date winners.
|10-Year Yield Near 2% Spooks Income-Oriented ETFs|
|SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield (JNK)||-0.34%||1.28%|
|WisdomTree Emerging Market Corporate (EMCB)||-0.21%||0.28%|
|Pimco 0-5 Short Term High Yield Corporate (HYS)||-0.08%||1.27%|
|iShares S&P National Muni (MUB)||-0.06%||0.73%|
|PowerShares CEF Income Composite (CEF)||-0.04%||3.94%|