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 425 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $980.22B. 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 $76.44B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 66.19%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the iShares ESG Advanced Total USD Bond Market ETF EUSB in 06/23/20.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 16.86%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 11.09%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 8.23%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 7.63%
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 7.21%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -19.41%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -16.11%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -16.02%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF -11.60%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -10.82%

Top Creations

VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 5.71K
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 3.58K
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 2.52K
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 2.50K
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 2.31K

Top Redemptions

BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -2,407.25
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -1,985.61
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,461.45
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,389.97
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -830.52

AUM Winners

FLGV Franklin Liberty U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 14,978.80%
SGOV iShares 0-3 Month Treasury Bond ETF 5,100.58%
HCRB Hartford Core Bond ETF 560.20%
EMBD Global X Emerging Markets Bond ETF 142.48%
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 110.99%

AUM Losers

NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -49.21%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -36.31%
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -35.88%
HMOP Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF -33.12%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -28.08%

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