U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF Overview

U.S. broad market bond ETFs provide exposure to the domestic debt market. These one-stop-shop investments package a range of sovereign, corporate and municipal bonds together.

For many investors, broad market bond ETFs act as core fixed-income exposure, and they are as far as these investors will ever venture into the world of bond ETFs. These ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 48 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETFs gather total assets under management of $145.14B. The average expense ratio is 0.29%. U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF is the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG with $56.05B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing U.S. Broad Market Bonds ETF was the AGND at 4.30%. The most-recent ETF launched in the U.S. Broad Market Bonds space was the Invesco Multi-Factor Core Fixed Income ETF IMFC in 07/25/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

YESR Amplify YieldShares Senior Loan and Income ETF 0.84%
PPTB PortfolioPlus Total Bond Market ETF 0.54%
AGZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 0.42%
HQBD Hartford Quality Bond ETF 0.35%
SAGG Direxion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x Shares 0.31%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SPAB SPDR Portfolio Aggregate Bond ETF -0.36%
NUAG NuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -0.30%
AGGY WisdomTree Yield Enhanced U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund -0.28%
UITB USAA Core Intermediate-Term Bond ETF -0.20%
SCHZ Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -0.20%

TOP CREATIONS

JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 559.63
FLRN SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF 298.08
FTSM First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF 285.13
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF 270.16
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF 219.05

TOP REDEMPTIONS

BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF -411.54
VBND Vident Core U.S. Bond Strategy ETF -28.57
AGGP IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF -17.25
AGND WisdomTree Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund -4.33
FIBR iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF 0

AUM WINNERS

ULST SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF 63.37%
PULS PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF 37.51%
JPST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF 25.57%
ICSH iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF 12.95%
LDUR PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active ETF 12.60%

AUM LOSERS

PPTB PortfolioPlus Total Bond Market ETF -90.04%
AGND WisdomTree Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund -12.13%
VBND Vident Core U.S. Bond Strategy ETF -2.24%
AGGE IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF -1.95%
AGGP IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF -1.72%

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