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 141 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Investment Grade Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $327.25B. The average expense ratio is 0.21%. 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 $55.07B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Investment Grade Bonds ETF was the KCNY at 13.47%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Investment Grade Bonds space was the iShares Inflation Hedged Corporate Bond ETF LQDI in 05/08/18.


MMINIQ MacKay Shields Municipal Insured ETF 8.85%
SAGGDirexion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x Shares1.80%
AGNDWisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund1.36%
BSCJPowerShares BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond Portfolio0.44%
IBDKiShares iBonds Dec 2019 Term Corporate ETF0.39%


IBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF-5.91%
PICBPowershares International Corporate Bond Portfolio-5.75%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF-5.19%
BWZSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF-4.60%
LKORFlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund-4.45%

top creations

AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF1,628.95
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF1,220.95
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF960.41
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF519.38
SPABSPDR Portfolio Aggregate Bond ETF474.53

top redemptions

BSVVanguard Short-Term Bond ETF-336.86
CIUiShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF-160.56
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF-160.34
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF-129.44
BIVVanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF-106.04


IGPrincipal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF882.64%
SPXBProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF99.28%
JPSTJPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF97.28%
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond ETF81.54%
NUAGNuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF48.65%


LDRIPowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio-37.10%
CBNDSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF-18.22%
BWXSPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF-17.22%
SPLBSPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF-13.09%
PFIGPowerShares Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-11.34%

Features and News

Shopping Across ETF Legal Structures

The varying costs of differing ETF legal structures.

Weekly ETF Flows

2018 ETF Flows Top $100B

Year-to-date inflows cross the $100 billion mark for the first time.

Features and News

World's Cheapest ESG ETF Portfolio

A broadly diversified, ESG-only ETF portfolio costs just 0.21% a year.

Daily Hot Reads

Tues. Hot Reads: US ETF Asset Base Declines

Also, passive management slowly gathering steam in fixed-income space.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: New Bond Fund; Leveraged ETN Debuts

Plus, a look at filings from VanEck and Amplify ETFs.

Weekly ETF Flows

US ETF Inflows Near $100B For Year

The S&P 500 hit a two-month high, giving investors confidence to buy U.S. equity ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

New iShares ETF Offers Inflation Hedge

New fund is first corporate bond ETF to hedge inflation exposure. Live Chat!

Next Hot ETF Theme & How Fee Wars Can End's Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Index Investor Corner

‘Essential’ ETFs Of TD Ameritrade

TDA’s robo advisory proves digital investing is for the young and for the young at heart.