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 66 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $88.53B. 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 $29.11B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the FALN at 8.18%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJS in 09/16/20.

Top ETF Performers

HYLD High Yield ETF 2.76%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 1.93%
FLRT Pacific Global Senior Loan ETF 1.16%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 1.14%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF 1.01%

Bottom ETF Performers

UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -1.99%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF -1.62%
BSJR Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1.51%
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF -1.48%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF -1.32%

Top Creations

HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 974.02
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 503.07
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 492.12
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 255.25
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 176.67

Top Redemptions

HYDW Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF -149.14
HYUP Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF -136.48
BSJK Invesco BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -49.21
KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF -19.87
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -15.07

AUM Winners

PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF 17.15%
JPHY JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF 15.74%
PHYL PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF 11.23%
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 11.20%
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 8.21%

AUM Losers

KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF -35.85%
BSJQ Invesco BulletShares 2026 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -24.35%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -18.09%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -8.06%
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF -7.00%

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