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 82 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs have total assets under management of $85.25B. The average expense ratio is 0.45%. 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 $14.66B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Junk Bond ETF was SJB at 4.42%. The most recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the iShares iBonds 2028 Term High Yield and Income ETF IBHH on 03/08/22.

Top ETF Performers

SJB ProShares Short High Yield 4.02%
HYTR CP High Yield Trend ETF -0.07%
PGHY Invesco Global Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -1.28%
BSJM Invesco BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1.69%
KHYB KraneShares Asia Pacific High Income Bond ETF -1.90%

Bottom ETF Performers

UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -8.05%
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF -7.06%
XHYH BondBloxx USD High Yield Bond Healthcare Sector ETF -6.22%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -6.11%
HYUP Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF -5.66%

Top Creations

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 361.42
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF 266.34
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 120.61
HYBB iShares BB Rated Corporate Bond ETF 98.79
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 84.83

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,957.49
JNK SPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF -1,232.70
JPHY JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF -619.68
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -383.72
ANGL VanEck Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF -242.14

AUM Winners

HYBB iShares BB Rated Corporate Bond ETF 131.81%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield 39.26%
FHYS Federated Hermes Short Duration High Yield ETF 23.63%
HYHG ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF 9.52%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 7.83%

AUM Losers

FEHY FlexShares ESG & Climate High Yield Corporate Core Index Fund -36.36%
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF -31.54%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF -28.35%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -25.35%
HYDB iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF -25.17%

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