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 421 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $818.68B. 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 $65.85B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 80.83%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Schwab 5-10 Year Corporate Bond ETF SCHI in 10/10/19.

Top ETF Performers

DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN 13.12%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 7.54%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 6.81%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 6.76%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury 4.67%

Bottom ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -7.26%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -4.63%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -3.46%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -3.39%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -2.20%

Top Creations

BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 2.70K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 2.21K
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.65K
IGIB iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.15K
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.12K

Top Redemptions

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -2,862.88
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -964.27
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -936.83
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -718.33
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF -672.45

AUM Winners

FLCB Franklin Liberty U.S. Core Bond ETF 755.33%
FLHY Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF 600.81%
GSST Goldman Sachs Access Ultra Short Bond ETF 207.87%
OVB Overlay Shares Core Bond ETF 200.04%
SPMB SPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF 117.56%

AUM Losers

DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN -59.84%
SDAG IQ Short Duration Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -55.36%
NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -41.79%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -28.48%
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -28.37%

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