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 $603.18B. 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 $55.09B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the DTYS at 42.98%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF PFFA in 05/15/18.


DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN16.24%
TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN14.52%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury13.05%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN12.82%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares12.58%


TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-11.98%
EMBUDirexion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares-11.41%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-8.23%
LEMBiShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF-7.75%
EMLCVanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF-7.26%

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 ETF882.64%
DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN248.83%
GHYBGoldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF179.81%
SPXBProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF99.28%
JPSTJPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF97.28%


USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-66.06%
LDRIPowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio-37.10%
PLWPowershares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio-18.37%
CBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF-18.22%
HYLVIQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF-17.26%

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