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 $97.12B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. 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 $21.52B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Junk Bond ETF was HYLD at 30.86%. The most recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the BlackRock High Yield Muni Income Bond ETF HYMU on 03/16/21.

Top ETF Performers

HYD VanEck Vectors High Yield Muni ETF 1.93%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF 1.06%
HYMU BlackRock High Yield Muni Income Bond ETF 1.02%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 0.95%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF 0.95%

Bottom ETF Performers

BSJS Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -0.80%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -0.54%
HYGH iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF -0.51%
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF -0.51%
IHYF Invesco High Yield Bond Factor ETF -0.51%

Top Creations

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 800.43
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 679.21
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 564.57
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 389.54
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 357.28

Top Redemptions

BSJL Invesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -39.18
JPHY JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF -10.34
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF -7.68
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -6.42
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF -6.22

AUM Winners

SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF 26.91%
HYDB iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF 25.52%
BSJS Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 24.54%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 23.73%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF 19.88%

AUM Losers

UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -19.77%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -13.15%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -12.36%
FJNK Pacific Global Focused High Yield ETF -9.14%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -8.58%

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