Junk Bond ETF Overview

High-yield ETFs or junk bond ETFs provide exposure to the debt of American companies rated below BBB. High-yield ETFs are risky investments that need to offer attractive returns to compensate for their risk.

High Yield ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 57 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $62.08B. The average expense ratio is 0.50%. Junk Bond ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Junk Bond ETF is the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG with $15.37B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYLD at 9.26%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF FLBL in 05/30/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

HYIHXtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF3.00%
BSJPInvesco BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1.11%
BSJMInvesco BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1.07%
BSJNInvesco BulletShares 2023 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1.03%
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1.00%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-3.97%
HYXUiShares International High Yield Bond ETF-3.48%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-2.36%
HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-1.52%
IHYVanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF-1.26%

top creations

HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF803.49
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF411.11
SRLNSPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF370.87
HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF110.13
FTSLFirst Trust Senior Loan Fund50.48

top redemptions

SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-242.20
SJNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF-131.31
PHBInvesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-35.08
BSJIInvesco BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-27.64
HYLSFirst Trust Tactical High Yield ETF-26.16

AUM WINNERS

GHYBGoldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF184.15%
FLBLFranklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF151.50%
HYNDWisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund50.09%
HYIHXtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF32.89%
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF22.75%

AUM LOSERS

SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-34.01%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-4.51%
HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-3.87%
BSJIInvesco BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-3.12%
PHBInvesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-3.10%

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