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 455 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs have total assets under management of $1,141.87B. The average expense ratio is 0.34%. 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 $86.95B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Bond ETF was ICVT at 76.36%. The most recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the PGIM Active Aggregate Bond ETF PAB on 04/15/21.

Top ETF Performers

FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 6.70%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 6.24%
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 6.07%
QCON American Century Quality Convertible Securities ETF 6.07%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 5.96%

Bottom ETF Performers

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -7.18%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -7.00%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -4.59%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -2.59%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -2.26%

Top Creations

IUSB iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF 1.95K
IGSB iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 1.72K
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.03K
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 993.48
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 988.01

Top Redemptions

LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -2,725.10
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -927.31
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -919.46
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -883.21
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF -566.69

AUM Winners

PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF 345.84%
EMHC SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emrging Markets USD Bond ETF 345.54%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF 231.32%
IBTH iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Treasury ETF 176.18%
ADFI Anfield Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 120.11%

AUM Losers

AWTM Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF -32.64%
OVM Overlay Shares Municipal Bond ETF -30.09%
WBIN WBI BullBear Trend Switch US Total Return ETF -27.61%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF -24.66%
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July -23.37%


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