Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate, Broad-based Investment Grade

LQDH Top Performer Intra-day
Price $92.18
Today’s Change 0.44%
4:00pm 08/16/2019
IG Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $26.88
Today’s Change -0.18%
4:00pm 08/16/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 18 ETFs and over $41.84B in combined AUM, the Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate, Broad-based Investment Grade segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Investment Grade securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), with a total return of 14.93%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) with $35.60BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. LQD tracks a market-weighted index of US corporate investment-grade bonds across the maturity spectrum. LQD has an expense ratio of 0.15% and tracks the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index.

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate, Broad-based Investment Grade segment is 90 out of 100, with the iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF(USIG) obtaining the highest rating of 97 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.18% per year, with the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Corporate Bond ETF (CBND) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.06% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares Aaa-A Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTA), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.09%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate, Broad-based Investment Grade segment is 66 out of 100, with the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF(LQD) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.

The iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 1.39B in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (USIG), with $35.41M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Xtrackers Investment Grade Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF(IGIH), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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LQDH
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VTC
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LQDI
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USIG
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CORP
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QLTA
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GIGB
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IGEB
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PFIG
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SUSC
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CBND
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JIGB
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FLCO
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IG
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IGIH
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ETF.com Fit Insight

The Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Corporate Index has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to . This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, follows a strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

Index Methodology