Investment Grade Bonds ETF Overview

U.S. investment-grade ETFs provide exposure to the debt of American companies rated BBB or higher. These bonds offer lower volatility and a lower yield than junk bonds. Investment-grade bond ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 250 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Investment Grade Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $799.13B. The average expense ratio is 0.24%. Investment Grade Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Investment Grade Bonds ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $76.44B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Investment Grade Bonds ETF was the TMF at 66.19%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Investment Grade Bonds space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2030 Term Corporate ETF IBDV in 06/23/20.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 16.86%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 11.09%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 8.23%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 7.63%
LTPZ PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index ETF 6.17%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -19.41%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -16.11%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -16.02%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -10.82%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN -9.80%

Top Creations

VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 5.71K
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 3.58K
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 2.52K
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 2.31K
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 2.25K

Top Redemptions

BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -2,407.25
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -1,985.61
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,461.45
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -830.52
NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -804.73

AUM Winners

FLGV Franklin Liberty U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 14,978.80%
SGOV iShares 0-3 Month Treasury Bond ETF 5,100.58%
HCRB Hartford Core Bond ETF 560.20%
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 110.99%
IVOL Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF 109.21%

AUM Losers

NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -49.21%
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -35.88%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -28.08%
IIGV Invesco Investment Grade Value ETF -22.57%
EBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF -22.53%

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