U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF Overview

U.S. broad market bond ETFs provide exposure to the domestic debt market. These one-stop-shop investments package a range of sovereign, corporate and municipal bonds together.

For many investors, broad market bond ETFs act as core fixed-income exposure, and they are as far as these investors will ever venture into the world of bond ETFs. These ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 42 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $126.95B. The average expense ratio is 0.28%. U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $53.62B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF was the ILTB at 4.07%. The most-recent ETF launched in the U.S. Broad Market Bonds space was the Portfolio+ Total Bond Market ETF PPTB in 02/15/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

AGNDWisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund1.92%
SAGGDirexion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x Shares1.62%
YESRAmplify YieldShares Senior Loan and Income ETF0.44%
ULSTSPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF0.26%
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF0.24%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

ILTBiShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF-4.08%
AGGEIQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF-2.62%
AGGPIQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF-2.51%
NUAGNuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF-1.91%
AGGYWisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund-1.85%

top creations

AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF1,186.95
SPABSPDR Portfolio Aggregate Bond ETF667.49
MINTPIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF170.77
FLRNSPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF153.49
FLOTiShares Floating Rate Bond ETF152.75

top redemptions

BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF-55.98
HOLDAdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF-22.35
FTSMFirst Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF-21.02
AGNDWisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund-8.67
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond ETF--

AUM WINNERS

ICSHiShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF44.22%
VRIGPowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio29.30%
BNDCFlexShares Core Select Bond Fund19.65%
JPSTJPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF10.05%
AGGPIQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF7.48%

AUM LOSERS

HOLDAdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF-11.66%
ILTBiShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF-4.86%
HQBDHartford Quality Bond ETF-0.70%
NUBDNuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF-0.61%
IMTBiShares Core 5-10 Year USD Bond ETF-0.56%

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