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 65 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $58.64B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. 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 $15.51B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the EMHY at 11.41%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF SEIX in 04/24/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 4.67%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 4.67%
EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 4.20%
EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 4.20%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield 3.15%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares -2.48%
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares -2.48%
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -2.30%
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -2.30%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -1.80%

TOP CREATIONS

USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 400.29
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 400.29
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 227.52
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 227.52
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF 94.78

TOP REDEMPTIONS

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,612.46
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,612.46
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,402.86
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,402.86
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -708.72

AUM WINNERS

BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 69.55%
BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 69.55%
GHYB Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 60.06%
GHYB Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 60.06%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield 55.65%

AUM LOSERS

HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -18.94%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -18.94%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -18.53%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -18.53%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -13.76%

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