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 64 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $55.49B. 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 $13.80B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYND at 7.40%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF PHYL in 09/24/18.


HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares 8.55%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 1.48%
SHYD VanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF 0.49%
FDHY Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF 0.40%
HYDW Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF 0.33%


FLRT AdvisorShares Pacific Asset Enhanced Floating Rate ETF -2.14%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF -2.10%
HYIH Xtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF -2.03%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -1.65%
FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF -1.47%


SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 121.17
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 50.33
HYGH iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF 45.68
BSJL Invesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 27.10
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF 26.09


JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,970.69
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -806.55
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -621.43
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -497.75
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -276.94


FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 90.30%
SFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond 49.12%
FDHY Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF 19.15%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 18.24%
BSJM Invesco BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 10.87%


HYGV FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund -22.12%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF -18.57%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -14.95%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -9.20%
SHYD VanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -8.84%

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