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 343 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $576.91B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. 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 $52.06B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the IPFF at 25.18%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF VTC in 11/07/17.