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 419 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $846.95B. 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 $68.63B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 119.46%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF IBTA in 02/25/20.

Top ETF Performers

SJB ProShares Short High Yield 9.60%
DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN 8.30%
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN 2.16%
GNMA iShares GNMA Bond ETF 2.11%
VMBS Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF 1.16%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -96.57%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF -46.95%
PFFL ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN -39.34%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF -25.87%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -21.92%

Top Creations

BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 8.94K
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 7.25K
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 5.86K
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 2.95K
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 2.82K

Top Redemptions

AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -7,229.89
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -4,101.34
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF -3,701.84
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF -2,494.99
MBB iShares MBS ETF -2,278.81

AUM Winners

IBTJ iShares iBonds Dec 2029 Term Treasury ETF 666.14%
IBTG iShares iBonds Dec 2026 Term Treasury ETF 660.44%
IBTF iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Treasury ETF 507.11%
IBTI iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Treasury ETF 409.23%
IBTD iShares iBonds Dec 2023 Term Treasury ETF 404.52%

AUM Losers

PFFL ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN -56.53%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF -54.78%
WFIG WisdomTree U.S. Corporate Bond Fund -44.95%
DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN -40.57%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -40.35%

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