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 69 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs have total assets under management of $100.43B. The average expense ratio is 0.47%. 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 $19.27B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Junk Bond ETF was HYLD at 17.65%. The most recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the ATAC Credit Rotation ETF JOJO on 07/15/21.

Top ETF Performers

HYMU BlackRock High Yield Muni Income Bond ETF 1.84%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 1.48%
KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 1.26%
FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF 1.19%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 1.01%

Bottom ETF Performers

HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -1.22%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -0.78%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF -0.66%
KCCB KraneShares CCBS China Corporate High Yield Bond USD Index ETF -0.60%
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF -0.51%

Top Creations

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 929.81
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 394.07
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 329.19
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 328.19
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 322.10

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,886.40
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,067.96
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF -66.40
BSJL Invesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -29.93
GHYB Goldman Sachs Access High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -22.44

AUM Winners

HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 57.11%
PHYL PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF 37.58%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF 32.70%
HYGV FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund 29.74%
ESHY Xtrackers J.P. Morgan ESG USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 15.28%

AUM Losers

BSJL Invesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -11.27%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -10.87%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF -8.61%
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -4.78%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -4.75%

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