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 67 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $69.09B. The average expense ratio is 0.47%. 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 $18.80B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the IEMV at 14.60%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Pacific Global Focused High Yield ETF FJNK in 10/24/19.

Top ETF Performers

FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 0.90%
FLRT AdvisorShares Pacific Asset Enhanced Floating Rate ETF 0.81%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF 0.76%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF 0.70%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 0.63%

Bottom ETF Performers

EMHY iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -1.45%
HYLD High Yield ETF -1.13%
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -1.00%
HYUP Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF -1.00%
SHYL Xtrackers Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF -0.82%

Top Creations

BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 292.70
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 211.35
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF 162.64
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF 160.46
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 124.25

Top Redemptions

JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -344.51
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -131.08
BSJJ Invesco BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -45.45
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -34.80
HYLD High Yield ETF -3.35

AUM Winners

BSJR Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 150.09%
PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF 129.18%
BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 109.20%
WFHY WisdomTree U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 39.78%
HYGV FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund 31.72%

AUM Losers

BSJJ Invesco BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -6.78%
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -5.54%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -3.88%
HYLD High Yield ETF -3.66%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -3.36%

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