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 442 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $1,071.75B. 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 $82.75B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the ICVT at 53.35%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the iShares iBonds 2026 Term High Yield and Income ETF IBHF in 11/10/20.

Top ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 16.59%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF 10.51%
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 7.99%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 7.71%
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 7.10%

Bottom ETF Performers

DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN -9.88%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -4.15%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -4.03%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -2.46%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -2.45%

Top Creations

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 2.06K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.55K
MBB iShares MBS ETF 1.49K
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 1.46K
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.43K

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,855.09
NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -997.43
IGIB iShares 5-10 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -573.52
PZA Invesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF -543.20
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -387.41

AUM Winners

GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 340.95%
PFLD AAM Low Duration Preferred and Income Securities ETF 137.45%
RTAI Rareview Tax Advantaged Income ETF 131.29%
HYBB iShares BB Rated Corporate Bond ETF 88.39%
BSCT Invesco BulletShares 2029 Corporate Bond ETF 71.54%

AUM Losers

PFFV Global X Variable Rate Preferred ETF -48.81%
HOLD AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF -40.06%
PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF -24.92%
AWTM Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF -17.80%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -17.14%

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