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 $54.69B. 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 $14.66B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the SFHY at 7.27%. 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

HYXE iShares iBoxx USD High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF 4.64%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield 3.65%
EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 3.20%
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 2.96%
FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF 2.90%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares -3.56%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -1.67%
WYDE ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF -1.44%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF -0.06%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 0.01%

TOP CREATIONS

JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 1.26K
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 478.45
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 397.86
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 301.81
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF 162.15

TOP REDEMPTIONS

BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -504.72
PHB Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -207.54
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund -64.98
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF -57.12
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -34.30

AUM WINNERS

BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 52.78%
FDHY Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF 36.39%
BSJP Invesco BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 29.11%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 20.75%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF 19.93%

AUM LOSERS

BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -8.28%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF -6.81%
GHYG iShares U.S. & Intl High Yield Corp Bond ETF -4.66%
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -4.17%
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares -3.62%

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