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 $56.08B. 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 $14.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the SJB at 7.65%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the CP High Yield Trend ETF HYTR in 01/21/20.

Top ETF Performers

SJB ProShares Short High Yield 9.60%
PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF -0.07%
BSJK Invesco BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -2.80%
HYTR CP High Yield Trend ETF -2.96%
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund -4.11%

Bottom ETF Performers

UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -21.92%
HYLD High Yield ETF -21.45%
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -17.39%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF -17.15%
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -16.74%

Top Creations

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 2.95K
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 1.53K
SJB ProShares Short High Yield 53.38
PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF 35.63
KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 27.55

Top Redemptions

BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -738.81
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -600.86
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -465.89
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF -320.47
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -317.13

AUM Winners

SJB ProShares Short High Yield 85.73%
HYTR CP High Yield Trend ETF 40.39%
HYXE iShares iBoxx USD High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF 16.22%
PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF 11.66%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF 8.16%

AUM Losers

JPHY JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF -39.15%
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF -35.83%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF -34.50%
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -32.85%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF -32.42%

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