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 420 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $920.53B. 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 $72.04B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 81.60%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the First Trust TCW Securitized Plus ETF DEED in 04/29/20.

Top ETF Performers

DLBLF iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN 13.21%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF 12.61%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 11.95%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 11.51%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 11.05%

Bottom ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -46.52%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -12.56%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -7.96%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -7.45%
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN -7.16%

Top Creations

LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 4.28K
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 3.57K
IGSB iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 2.40K
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 1.74K
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 1.70K

Top Redemptions

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF -2,242.51
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF -1,822.68
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -1,371.22
MBB iShares MBS ETF -895.89
IGIB iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -781.56

AUM Winners

FLIA Franklin Liberty International Aggregate Bond ETF 225.21%
ESEB Xtrackers J.P. Morgan ESG Emerging Markets Sovereign ETF 203.41%
SCHJ Schwab 1-5 Year Corporate Bond ETF 178.57%
BNDC FlexShares Core Select Bond Fund 153.35%
ESCR Xtrackers Bloomberg Barclays US Investment Grade Corporate ESG ETF 128.56%

AUM Losers

SHYL Xtrackers Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF -81.53%
BSJR Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -43.24%
IBHB iShares iBonds 2022 Term High Yield and Income ETF -35.88%
IBHD iShares iBonds 2024 Term High Yield and Income ETF -31.60%
IBHC iShares iBonds 2023 Term High Yield and Income ETF -26.59%

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