ETF Select 100: Which were the worst-performing funds in January?

Inflation pressures realised

Tom Eckett
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US bond funds were the worst performers in Selftrade's ETF Select 100 list during January, as worries over rising interest rates and a spike in inflation caused spreads to widen and prices to fall.

According to data from Selftrade and ITI Group, the iShares $ Treasury Bond 7-10yr UCITS ETF was the worst-performing fund last month, falling 4.85%, while the iShares $ Short Duration Corporate Bond UCITS ETF and iShares $ Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF were close behind, dropping 4.07% and 3.84%, respectively. Furthermore, the iShares $ TIPS UCITS ETF and iShares Global Corporate Bond UCITS ETF completed the bottom five, slumping 3.62% and 2.87%, respectively. Concerns over central bank policy and higher-than-expected inflation caused global bond markets to sell-off on 29 January wit...

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