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 353 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $604.57B. 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 $55.17B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the DTYS at 46.67%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF PFFA in 05/15/18.


TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN6.21%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN4.38%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN3.93%
ULBRVelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN3.07%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury2.94%


EMBUDirexion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares-9.29%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-7.61%
LEMBiShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF-7.08%
FEMBFirst Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF-6.75%
EMLCVanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF-6.53%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF2,525.25
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF1,700.50
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF1,628.95
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF1,220.95
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF960.41

top redemptions

SJNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF-466.53
BSVVanguard Short-Term Bond ETF-336.86
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF-333.93
PFFiShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF-218.07
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-176.83


IGPrincipal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF888.20%
DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN238.89%
GHYBGoldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF180.44%
SPXBProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF128.00%
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond ETF82.03%


USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-65.45%
LDRIPowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio-47.55%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF-20.18%
PLWPowershares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio-18.47%
CBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF-17.61%

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