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 384 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $639.32B. 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 $53.84B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Bond ETF was the DTYS at 36.96%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Bond space was the iShares Global Green Bond ETF BGRN in 11/13/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares 8.55%
ALD WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund 4.07%
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 4.07%
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 3.03%
ELD WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund 3.03%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF -4.10%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -3.82%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -3.79%
PFFL ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN -3.74%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -3.29%

TOP CREATIONS

BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 1.76K
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 920.83
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 871.71
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 846.58
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF 614.25

TOP REDEMPTIONS

AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -2,852.54
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -2,102.03
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,970.69
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,732.28
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -1,272.10

AUM WINNERS

AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF 116.78%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 90.30%
BNDW Vanguard Total World Bond ETF 77.71%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 57.86%
IBMN iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Muni Bond ETF 51.99%

AUM LOSERS

RFUN RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF -56.09%
GTIP Goldman Sachs Access Inflation Protected USD Bond ETF -43.19%
FLTB Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF -34.96%
MCEF First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF -33.42%
FLCO Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF -22.14%

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