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 479 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs have total assets under management of $1,238.82B. 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 $90.05B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Bond ETF was PFFA at 34.62%. The most recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the KraneShares Quadratic Deflation ETF BNDD on 09/21/21.

Top ETF Performers

ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 4.06%
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 3.62%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 3.27%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 2.23%
QCON American Century Quality Convertible Securities ETF 2.19%

Bottom ETF Performers

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -3.62%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -3.49%
KHYB KraneShares Asia Pacific High Yield Bond ETF -2.27%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -2.12%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -1.48%

Top Creations

LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 2.54K
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF 1.77K
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.29K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.01K
SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 737.16

Top Redemptions

MBB iShares MBS ETF -576.08
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -323.64
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -209.76
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -168.40
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -168.22

AUM Winners

BNDD KraneShares Quadratic Deflation ETF 20,258,528.00%
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July 125.31%
BTC ClearShares Piton Intermediate Fixed Income ETF 93.06%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield 83.91%
RDFI Rareview Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 56.84%

AUM Losers

BBSA JPMorgan BetaBuilders 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -45.15%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -33.79%
QCON American Century Quality Convertible Securities ETF -28.18%
SFHY WisdomTree U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond Fund -24.64%
STOT SPDR DoubleLine Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF -19.52% Analysis

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