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 382 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $409.86B. 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 $53.20B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the ULBR at 46.11%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the First Trust Short Duration Managed Municipal ETF FSMB in 11/01/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DLBLF iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN 13.21%
MMIT IQ MacKay Municipal Intermediate ETF 2.65%
ULBR VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN 2.01%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF 1.80%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 1.80%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DTUL iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN -3.56%
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF -3.52%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -3.19%
IBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF -2.67%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF -2.45%

TOP CREATIONS

BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 1.76K
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 920.83
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 871.71
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 846.58
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF 614.25

TOP REDEMPTIONS

AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -2,852.54
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -2,102.03
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,970.69
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,732.28
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -1,272.10

AUM WINNERS

HMOP Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF 373.70%
IBDT iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Corporate ETF 285.72%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 144.80%
WFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 99.32%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 91.21%

AUM LOSERS

DLBLF iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN -86.99%
AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -62.97%
RIGS RiverFront Strategic Income Fund -44.20%
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Index ETF -37.15%
AGGP IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF -29.31%

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