Explore a suite of discount bond ETFs

Innovative Tax Efficient Low-Cost Bond Solutions

  • BMO’s suite of discount bond ETFs help to reduce taxable interest income relative to traditional bond funds with similar exposure.
  • With ZCDB, ZSDB, and ZDB, lower coupon bonds are selected to reduce income relative to full market exposures.
  • These deliver similar returns to traditional bond ETFs, but with tax efficient income, making them ideal for non-registered accounts.
Key Benefits
  • Designed for investors looking for tax efficient income by selecting bonds that trade near or below par value
  • Diversified baskets of bonds with low management fees
  • Exchange traded for improved liquidity and price transparency
  • Aggregate, short -term, and corporate bond exposures to fit with portfolio construction
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BMO Corporate Discount Bond ETF (Ticker: ZCDB)

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BMO Short-Term Discount Bond ETF (Ticker: ZSDB)

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BMO Discount Bond Index ETF (Ticker: ZDB)

  • ETFs hold a diversified basket of underlying securities to replicate their index or market exposure
  • ETFs have low management fees and MERs compared to other investment vehicles
  • ETFs post their holdings daily on web sites
  • ETFs trade on the exchange, with public bid and offer prices


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