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 430 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $1,033.08B. 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 $80.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the ICVT at 38.35%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the Invesco BulletShares 2030 Corporate Bond ETF BSCU in 09/16/20.

Top ETF Performers

DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN 21.97%
KCNY KraneShares E Fund China Commercial Paper ETF 4.13%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 2.55%
HYLD High Yield ETF 2.27%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 2.27%

Bottom ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -3.76%
ESEB Xtrackers J.P. Morgan ESG Emerging Markets Sovereign ETF -3.12%
PFFA Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF -3.08%
HMOP Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF -2.90%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -2.83%

Top Creations

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 2.22K
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.78K
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF 1.33K
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.14K
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 974.02

Top Redemptions

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,716.10
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,519.44
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -755.15
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -666.97
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -519.09

AUM Winners

NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 256.77%
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July 174.29%
GCOR Goldman Sachs Access U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 85.00%
USTB VictoryShares USAA Core Short-Term Bond ETF 66.17%
CBON VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF 52.74%

AUM Losers

AGGP IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF -57.83%
GUDB Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF -57.18%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -40.27%
PBND Invesco PureBeta U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -36.78%
DWFI SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF -30.97%

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