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 65 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Junk Bond ETFs gather total assets under management of $77.78B. 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 $27.06B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the FALN at 4.20%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the BNY Mellon High Yield Beta ETF BKHY in 04/24/20.

Top ETF Performers

HYLD High Yield ETF 7.74%
PGHY Invesco Global Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 3.55%
HYMB SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 3.25%
EMHY iShares J.P. Morgan EM High Yield Bond ETF 2.87%
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF 2.59%

Bottom ETF Performers

PTBD Pacer Trendpilot U.S. Bond ETF -3.38%
HYTR CP High Yield Trend ETF -2.71%
HYHG ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF -1.51%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -1.49%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1.44%

Top Creations

HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 2.50K
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 173.74
ANGL VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF 171.73
HYMB SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF 83.59
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 67.76

Top Redemptions

JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -1,389.97
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -458.71
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -74.80
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -46.03
PHB Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -44.32

AUM Winners

HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF 91.37%
WFHY WisdomTree U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 44.13%
BSJR Invesco BulletShares 2027 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 32.33%
JPHY JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF 24.64%
BKHY BNY Mellon High Yield Beta ETF 16.84%

AUM Losers

UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -34.97%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -17.21%
KCCB KraneShares CCBS China Corporate High Yield Bond USD Index ETF -15.46%
SEIX Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF -13.89%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -13.53%

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