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 402 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $801.32B. The average expense ratio is 0.36%. 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 $65.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 61.54%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF ULTR in 07/31/19.

Top ETF Performers

ULBR VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN 8.24%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 5.76%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN 4.90%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 3.37%
WBIN WBI BullBear Trend Switch US Total Return ETF 3.30%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -8.32%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -4.44%
DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN -3.77%
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares -3.44%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.13%

Top Creations

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.49K
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 1.42K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.35K
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 1.03K
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 883.83

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,986.63
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -885.59
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -883.69
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF -656.55
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -556.03

AUM Winners

NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 243.02%
IBMQ iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Muni Bond ETF 123.35%
IBMP iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Muni Bond ETF 123.32%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 64.91%
HOLD AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF 48.24%

AUM Losers

USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -34.69%
AFIF Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF -28.27%
HYGH iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF -25.67%
AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -24.40%
LKOR FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund -15.40%

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