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 53 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $66.33B. The average expense ratio is of 0.51%. Junk Bond ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Junk Bond ETF is the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG with $19.23B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYXU at 18.66%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF USHY in 10/25/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF1.63%
HYIHXtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF1.44%
HYHGProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF1.24%
ANGLVanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF1.18%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF1.18%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HYDDDirexion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares-1.51%
SFHYWisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond-1.42%
SJBProShares Short High Yield-0.90%
WYDEProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF-0.88%
HHYX iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF-0.45%

top creations

HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF462.59
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF96.35
SRLNSPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF85.28
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF61.51
HYDVanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF34.42

top redemptions

JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-807.88
BKLNPowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio-572.61
HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF-257.73
BSJHGuggenheim Bulletshares 2017 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-43.74
SNLNHighland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF-36.70

AUM WINNERS

FALNiShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF37.94%
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF27.86%
SRLNSPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF21.99%
JPHYJPMorgan Disciplined High Yield ETF12.90%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF10.03%

AUM LOSERS

HYGHiShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF-28.53%
HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF-9.35%
BSJHGuggenheim Bulletshares 2017 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-5.29%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-2.34%
HYHGProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF-1.93%

Monthly ETF Flows

2017 ETF Inflows Hit $423B After Solid Nov

Investors added $35.5 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs last month.

Weekly ETF Flows

YTD Inflows Near $400B Despite Junk Bond Outflows

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Weekly ETF Flows

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Weekly ETF Flows

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