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 148 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Investment Grade Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $340.84B. The average expense ratio is 0.20%. 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 $56.05B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Investment Grade Bonds ETF was the IGBH at 6.79%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Investment Grade Bonds space was the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF BNDW in 09/04/18.


BWZ SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF 1.03%
IBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF 1.02%
PICB Invesco International Corporate Bond ETF 1.02%
IGIH Xtrackers Investment Grade Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF 0.71%
IGBH iShares Interest Rate Hedged Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.63%


CBON VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF -1.23%
MLN VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF -0.81%
PWZ Invesco California AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF -0.77%
PZA Invesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF -0.62%
LKOR FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund -0.54%


JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 559.63
FLRN SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 298.08
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 277.11
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF 270.16
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 242.83


IGIB iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -461.30
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF -411.54
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -321.49
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF -283.53
IGSB iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF -77.24


BNDW Vanguard Total World Bond ETF 499,166.67%
ULST SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF 63.37%
PULS PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF 37.51%
IBMM iShares iBonds Dec 2024 Term Muni Bond ETF 26.65%
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 25.57%


PPTB PortfolioPlus Total Bond Market ETF -90.04%
AGND WisdomTree Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund -12.13%
IBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF -10.61%
FLCO Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF -8.81%
IGHG ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hedged ETF -8.39%

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