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 $64.60B. 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 $17.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Junk Bond ETF was the IEMV at 14.18%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Junk Bond space was the Nuveen ESG High Yield Corporate Bond ETF NUHY in 09/25/19.

Top ETF Performers

HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares 1.87%
HYEM VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 1.31%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield 0.86%
HYD VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF 0.69%
KCCB KraneShares CCBS China Corporate High Yield Bond USD Index ETF 0.59%

Bottom ETF Performers

HYHG ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF -1.86%
UJB ProShares Ultra High Yield -1.83%
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF -1.69%
FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF -1.17%
HYUP Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF -1.11%

Top Creations

JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 891.40
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 551.00
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 487.67
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 338.96
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF 315.59

Top Redemptions

BSJJ Invesco BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -35.97
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -10.58
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF -9.86
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -9.33
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -7.51

AUM Winners

FLHY Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF 596.74%
HYXE iShares iBoxx USD High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF 78.75%
HYGV FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund 48.05%
WFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 23.44%
FALN iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF 17.67%

AUM Losers

SNLN Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF -30.16%
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -28.56%
IHY VanEck Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF -9.29%
SJB ProShares Short High Yield -7.57%
PHB Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -4.74%

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