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 $58.63B. 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 $14.77B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYXU at 21.79%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF HYDW in 01/11/18.


HYNDWisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund3.40%
HYDDDirexion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares3.33%
HYXUiShares International High Yield Bond ETF1.61%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF1.54%
SJBProShares Short High Yield1.39%


UJBProShares Ultra High Yield-5.16%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-2.84%
HYLVIQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF-2.35%
BSJPGuggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-2.34%
BSJOGuggenheim BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-2.21%

top creations

HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF177.24
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF162.53
SRLNSPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF132.83
HYGHiShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF109.94
HYDVanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF109.46

top redemptions

HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-1,776.15
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-1,032.51
BSJIGuggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-191.21
BKLNPowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio-129.56
SJNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF-115.91


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%


HYGHiShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF-28.53%
HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF-9.35%
SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-2.34%
HYHGProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF-1.93%
SJBProShares Short High Yield-1.90%

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