Global Bonds ETF Overview

Global bond ETFs provide exposure to fixed-income securities from all over the world.

With 42 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Global Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $21.30B. The average expense ratio is 0.57%. Global Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Global Bonds ETF is the First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF FPE with $3.31B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Global Bonds ETF was the SRLN at 2.64%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Global Bonds space was the iShares Global Green Bond ETF BGRN in 11/13/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 2.75%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 1.48%
DIAL Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF 0.85%
RIGS RiverFront Strategic Income Fund 0.54%
TOTL SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF 0.48%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NFLT Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Bond ETF -1.34%
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF -1.32%
FPEI First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF -1.25%
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund -1.20%
PREF Principal Spectrum Preferred Securities Active ETF -1.10%

TOP CREATIONS

GSY Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF 130.52
HTRB Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 124.72
VNLA Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF 110.00
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 50.33
HSRT Hartford Short Duration ETF 32.01

TOP REDEMPTIONS

TOTL SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF -211.43
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF -113.37
RIGS RiverFront Strategic Income Fund -95.32
BOND PIMCO Active Bond ETF -55.87
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF -49.49

AUM WINNERS

BNDW Vanguard Total World Bond ETF 77.71%
AFIF Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF 47.33%
HTRB Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 39.59%
RAVI FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund 37.33%
RIGS RiverFront Strategic Income Fund 27.01%

AUM LOSERS

RFUN RiverFront Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF -56.09%
BLHY Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF -18.27%
NFLT Virtus Newfleet Multi-Sector Bond ETF -18.16%
STOT SPDR DoubleLine Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF -5.67%
DWFI SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF -5.63%

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