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 229 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Investment Grade Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $647.07B. The average expense ratio is 0.25%. 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 $65.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Investment Grade Bonds ETF was the TMF at 61.54%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Investment Grade Bonds space was the IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF ULTR in 07/31/19.

Top ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 5.76%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN 4.90%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 3.37%
EPRF Innovator S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF 1.32%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 1.30%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -8.32%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -4.44%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.13%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -2.89%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -2.63%

Top Creations

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 1.49K
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 1.42K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.35K
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 1.03K
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 883.83

Top Redemptions

LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -885.59
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -883.69
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF -656.55
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -556.03
VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF -420.72

AUM Winners

NUAG Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 243.02%
IBMQ iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Muni Bond ETF 123.35%
IBMP iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Muni Bond ETF 123.32%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 64.91%
HOLD AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF 48.24%

AUM Losers

USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -34.69%
AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -24.40%
LKOR FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund -15.40%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -12.58%
CORP PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF -10.42%

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