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 55 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $62.15B. 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 $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG with $15.31B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYXU at 19.33%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF HYDW in 01/11/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

UJBProShares Ultra High Yield3.08%
HYHGProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF1.72%
WFHYWisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund1.71%
BSJPGuggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1.22%
BSJNPowerShares BulletShares 2023 High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio1.19%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HYUPXtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF-1.35%
HYDDDirexion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares-1.14%
SJBProShares Short High Yield-0.84%
HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-0.59%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-0.56%

top creations

BKLNPowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio416.31
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF205.67
HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF195.44
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF91.86
BSJKPowerShares BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio48.68

top redemptions

HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-903.30
SRLNSPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF-106.67
PHBPowershares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio-94.83
SJNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF-90.68
HYDVanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF-30.97

AUM WINNERS

WYDEProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF48.39%
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF29.37%
HYZDWisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund28.05%
BSJPGuggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF25.93%
HYDBiShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF20.64%

AUM LOSERS

GHYBGoldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-45.19%
SJBProShares Short High Yield-27.72%
PGHYPowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio-16.45%
SJNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF-9.31%
FALNiShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF-3.81%

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