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10 Best Bond and Income ETFs for 2016 - TheStreet Ratings

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Top Fixed Income ETFs as of 9/30/16

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
VanEck Vectors CEF Muni Inc ETFXMPTA+B+
PowerShares Natl AMT-Free Muni BondPZAA-B+
PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US TreasZROZA-B-
First Trust Managed MunicipalFMBB+B+
PowerShares S&P 500 Hi Div Low VolSPHDB+B-
FlexShs Crdt-Scrd US Lng Crp Bd IdxLKORB+B-
Deutsche X-trackers HY CrpBd IR HdgHYIHB+B
Deutsche X-trackers Muni Inf Rev BdRVNUB+B-
VanEck Vectors Hi-Yld Mun Idx ETFHYDB+B-
iShares Interest Rate Hgd HY BondHYGHB+B

Source: TSC Ratings

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