Investment Grade Bonds ETF Overview

U.S. investment-grade ETFs provide exposure to the debt of American companies rated BBB or higher. These bonds offer lower volatility and a lower yield than junk bonds. Investment-grade bond ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 136 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Investment Grade Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $322.92B. The average expense ratio is 0.22%. Investment Grade Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Investment Grade Bonds ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $53.60B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Investment Grade Bonds ETF was the PICB at 16.08%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Investment Grade Bonds space was the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF VTC in 11/07/17.


PICBPowershares International Corporate Bond Portfolio3.46%
BWZSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF3.15%
IBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF2.91%
KCNYKraneShares E Fund China Commercial Paper ETF2.44%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF2.36%


HQBDHartford Quality Bond ETF-1.14%
IGVTXtrackers Barclays International Treasury Bond Hedged ETF-0.77%
MLNVanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF-0.64%
IAGGiShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF-0.58%
BIVVanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF-0.57%

top creations

AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF686.94
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF496.95
BSVVanguard Short-Term Bond ETF451.10
SCHZSchwab US Aggregate Bond ETF426.80
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF423.53

top redemptions

LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-653.40
CIUiShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF-613.46
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF-329.47
NEARiShares Short Maturity Bond ETF-175.51
VCLTVanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF-57.74


GBFiShares Government/Credit Bond ETF53.42%
ICSHiShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF44.22%
IGIHXtrackers Investment Grade Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF41.21%
VRIGPowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio29.30%
IBDRiShares iBonds Dec 2026 Term Corporate ETF28.86%


HOLDAdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF-11.66%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF-7.76%
PICBPowershares International Corporate Bond Portfolio-5.79%
IBCCiShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF-4.69%
IBDBiShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ETF-2.48%

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