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 415 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $893.10B. The average expense ratio is 0.36%. 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 $73.83B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the TMF at 61.78%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the iPath Series B US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN BTYS in 02/04/20.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 12.65%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 8.65%
DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN 6.69%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 6.60%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 6.21%

Bottom ETF Performers

DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -23.88%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -18.82%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -15.82%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -12.53%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -12.41%

Top Creations

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 2.13K
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 2.13K
MBB iShares MBS ETF 2.03K
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 1.85K
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 1.07K

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,391.94
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,338.81
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF -1,194.20
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF -1,172.91
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -907.73

AUM Winners

HYTR CP High Yield Trend ETF 32,694,900.00%
FLHY Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF 219.51%
BSCT Invesco BulletShares 2029 Corporate Bond ETF 153.72%
SPMB SPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF 147.12%
NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 116.36%

AUM Losers

SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -42.66%
IGIH Xtrackers Investment Grade Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF -33.53%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -23.15%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -17.44%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -16.02%

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