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 422 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $865.96B. 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 $70.77B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 48.42%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the SP Funds Dow Jones Global Sukuk ETF SPSK in 12/30/19.

Top ETF Performers

ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 5.45%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 5.27%
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 4.19%
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF 3.97%
PFFL ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN 3.83%

Bottom ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -6.53%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -6.01%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -4.49%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -3.59%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -3.14%

Top Creations

AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 2.40K
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.22K
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 1.15K
MBB iShares MBS ETF 982.10
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 748.55

Top Redemptions

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,441.78
PFF iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF -224.73
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -176.46
EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -159.23
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -113.15

AUM Winners

VALT ETFMG Sit Ultra Short ETF 1,353.36%
KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 198.75%
EMNT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG ETF 165.18%
GLBY WisdomTree Yield Enhanced Global Aggregate Bond Fund 99.15%
NUHY Nuveen ESG High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 92.01%

AUM Losers

EMIH Xtrackers Emerging Markets Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF -64.08%
PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF -39.44%
ULTR IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF -38.67%
FLTB Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF -34.05%
TYBS Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1X Shares -33.76%

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