Bond ETF Overview

Bond ETFs were first introduced in 2002, and since then, investors have poured more than $300 billion in assets into those ETFs. But bond ETFs aren't a one-to-one swap for bonds. The ETF wrapper introduces key differences, which makes these investments behave in unexpected ways. This channel is designed to help you understand bond ETFs and how they work, keep you up-to-date on the latest bond ETF news, and find the right bond ETFs for your portfolio.

With 423 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $837.19B. The average expense ratio is 0.35%. Bond ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Bond ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $67.16B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 69.83%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the AAM Low Duration Preferred and Income Securities ETF PFLD in 11/19/19.

Top ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 3.61%
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 2.40%
LTPZ PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index ETF 2.27%
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 2.10%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 1.44%

Bottom ETF Performers

ULBR VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN -4.28%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.23%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -2.70%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -2.59%
PFFL ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN -2.51%

Top Creations

AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 1.12K
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.01K
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 942.79
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 580.18
MBB iShares MBS ETF 572.35

Top Redemptions

TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,038.26
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -579.46
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -552.23
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -519.75
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -508.73

AUM Winners

SCHI Schwab 5-10 Year Corporate Bond ETF 309.67%
ULTR IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF 207.76%
BSJR Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 150.09%
OPER ClearShares Ultra-Short Maturity ETF 150.02%
HTAB Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF 145.27%

AUM Losers

ULBR VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN -87.21%
GBF iShares Government/Credit Bond ETF -55.03%
NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -52.80%
AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -39.42%
LQDH iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF -17.90%

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