The Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond fund is an exchange traded fund (ETF) within the SPDR family. There are 4 other funds we track which provide a return similar to BABS.

Within the SPDR family of funds, the most positively correlated other funds are Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond, Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond, Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond, Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond, Nuveen Barclays New York Municipal Bond.

Outside of the SPDR family, the most positively correlated other funds are PowerShares - Build America Bond Portfolio, Vanguard Mutual Funds - Long-Term Investment-Grade, Vanguard Mutual Funds - Long-Term Investment-Grade Admiral Shares, Vanguard Mutual Funds - Long-Term Bond Index, iShares - Core Long-Term USD Bond ETF.

Extremely Similar Funds

There are multiple other funds which have extremely high correlation to SPDR's Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond fund.
99.6% BAB PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio
99.3% VWESX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Investment-Grade
99.3% VWETX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Investment-Grade Admiral Shares
99.1% VBLTX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Bond Index

Performance for the previous 2 years


Negatively Correlated SPDR funds
BIL SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill -88.3%
XME SPDR S&P Metals and Mining -85.1%
RBL SPDR S&P Russia -81.9%
VRD SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond -81.3%
GML SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America -77.1%

Positively Correlated Non-SPDR funds
BAB PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio 99.6%
VWESX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Investment-Grade 99.3%
VWETX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Investment-Grade Admiral Shares 99.3%
VBLTX Vanguard Mutual Funds Long-Term Bond Index 99.1%
ILTB iShares Core Long-Term USD Bond ETF 99.0%
Negatively Correlated Non-SPDR funds
ERUS iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF -85.8%
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF -84.1%
DBB PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund -83.9%
VGPMX Vanguard Mutual Funds Precious Metals and Mining -81.8%
PSAU PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio -80.9%

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