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 63 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $59.62B. The average expense ratio is 0.49%. 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 $13.61B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the HYND at 8.93%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF PHYL in 09/24/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 2.55%
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares 2.53%
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 2.31%
WFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 1.27%
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund 1.18%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -2.60%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF -1.48%
HYIH Xtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF -1.21%
BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1.09%
SHYD VanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -1.00%

TOP CREATIONS

SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 335.78
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 149.97
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 85.87
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 74.38
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF 71.19

TOP REDEMPTIONS

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -2,034.76
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -143.36
BSJI Invesco BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -30.20
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF -19.33
EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -15.72

AUM WINNERS

HYIH Xtrackers High Yield Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF 23.71%
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 20.51%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 20.10%
BSJO Invesco BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 19.53%
HYDB iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF 15.33%

AUM LOSERS

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -15.23%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -14.02%
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -5.71%
BSJI Invesco BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -5.57%
PGHY Invesco Global Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -3.68%

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