Junk Bond ETF Overview

High-yield ETFs or junk bond ETFs provide exposure to the debt of American companies rated below BBB. High-yield ETFs are risky investments that need to offer attractive returns to compensate for their risk.

High Yield ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 61 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $63.39B. The average expense ratio is 0.49%. Junk Bond ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Junk Bond ETF is the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG with $16.81B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYLD at 10.39%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Invesco Corporate Income Defensive ETF IHYD in 07/25/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

UJBProShares Ultra High Yield4.29%
SFHYWisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond1.52%
HYXEiShares iBoxx USD High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF1.41%
FLHYFranklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF1.36%
FDHYFidelity High Yield Factor ETF1.23%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SOVBCambria Sovereign Bond ETF-3.08%
HYDDDirexion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares-2.26%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-2.15%
HYXUiShares International High Yield Bond ETF-1.64%
HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-1.48%

top creations

HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1,579.99
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF358.10
FTSLFirst Trust Senior Loan Fund160.47
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF126.04
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF107.16

top redemptions

ANGLVanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF-83.69
SNLNHighland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF-38.19
HYDVanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF-28.35
BSJIInvesco BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-27.63
HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-18.49

AUM WINNERS

HYNDWisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund8.70%
HYGHiShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF8.58%
BSJMInvesco BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF7.93%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF6.47%
BSJLInvesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF5.71%

AUM LOSERS

HYEMVanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-17.98%
HYXUiShares International High Yield Bond ETF-13.80%
SJBProShares Short High Yield-10.01%
EMHYiShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF-7.33%
BKLNInvesco Senior Loan ETF-6.65%

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