Bond ETF Overview

Bond ETFs were first introduced in 2002, and since then, investors have poured more than $300 billion in assets into those ETFs. But bond ETFs aren't a one-to-one swap for bonds. The ETF wrapper introduces key differences, which makes these investments behave in unexpected ways. This channel is designed to help you understand bond ETFs and how they work, keep you up-to-date on the latest bond ETF news, and find the right bond ETFs for your portfolio.

With 347 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $586.94B. The average expense ratio is 0.38%. Bond ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Bond ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $54.28B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the DTUS at 20.17%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Portfolio+ Total Bond Market ETF PPTB in 02/15/18.


TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares6.11%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury4.31%
FCVTFirst Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF3.94%
ICVTiShares Convertible Bond ETF3.77%
CWBSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF3.71%


DLBRVelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN-8.36%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-6.49%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-6.46%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-4.22%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-4.12%

top creations

AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF2,245.50
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF1,069.36
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF818.33
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF725.53
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF677.20

top redemptions

LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-3,234.87
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-2,509.28
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF-1,847.25
PFFiShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF-575.61
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-550.68


USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund239.65%
RFUNRiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF208.16%
DIALColumbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF95.40%
IBDInspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF89.07%
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond ETF70.04%


HYIHXtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF-62.84%
HHYX iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF-50.00%
GHYBGoldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-48.11%
RIGSRiverFront Strategic Income Fund-33.89%
ULSTSPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF-25.06%

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