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 68 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs have total assets under management of $92.28B. 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 $23.95B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Junk Bond ETF was FALN at 13.65%. The most recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Invesco High Yield Bond Factor ETF IHYF on 12/02/20.

Top ETF Performers

FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 2.15%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 1.61%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF 1.57%
FLBL Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF 1.56%
SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF 1.40%

Bottom ETF Performers

SJB ProShares Short High Yield -0.82%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF -0.72%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF -0.54%
BKHY BNY Mellon High Yield Beta ETF -0.15%
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF -0.08%

Top Creations

HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 720.71
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 518.65
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 511.13
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 454.73
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 345.40

Top Redemptions

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,845.05
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -453.26
PHB Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -59.98
BSJL Invesco BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -32.34
BKHY BNY Mellon High Yield Beta ETF -25.29

AUM Winners

FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF 130.69%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield 119.22%
SRLN SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF 35.81%
BSJS Invesco BulletShares 2028 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 33.57%
PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF 20.05%

AUM Losers

PHYL PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF -23.36%
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF -16.76%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF -15.72%
HYGH iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF -12.62%
HYDW Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF -12.45%

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