Fixed Income: U.S. - Broad Market

FIBR Top Performer Intra-day
Price $97.13
Today’s Change 0.10%
3:22pm 07/17/2018
IUSB Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $49.48
Today’s Change -0.04%
3:23pm 07/17/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 4 ETFs and over $2.73B in combined AUM, the Fixed Income: U.S. - Broad Market segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Broad Market securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB), with a total return of -1.28%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) with $2.25BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF tracks a broad Barclays index of USD-denominated taxable bonds including Treasurys, sovereigns, investment grade and high yield corporates, MBS, and emerging markets. The index is market value weighted. IUSB has an expense ratio of 0.06% and tracks the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Index.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Broad Market segment is 91 out of 100, with the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF(IUSB) obtaining the highest rating of 96 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.24% per year, with the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.06% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.11%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Broad Market segment is 72 out of 100, with the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF(IUSB) obtaining the highest rating of 84 out of 100.

The iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 5.49M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF (AGGP), with $1.41M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF(FIBR), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

IUSB
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4
3
2
1
BYLD
5
4
3
2
1
FIBR
5
4
3
2
1
AGGP
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4
3
2
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Index has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to IUSB. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, BYLD follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

Index Methodology