Top Performing Fixed Income ETFs Of 2017

July 05, 2017

Convertible Bond ETFs

Rounding out the top 10 performers list is a pair of convertible bond ETFs, the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (CWB) and the iShares Convertible Bond ETF (ICVT), with gains of 13.2% and 12.6%, respectively.

Convertible bonds are bonds that can be exchanged for common stock or preferred stock. With stocks on a tear this year, CWB and ICVT have handily outperformed, even though they each yield only about 2.5%.

For a full list of this year's top-performing fixed-income ETFs, see the table below:


Top 10 Fixed-Income ETFs (excluding inverse/leveraged)

Ticker Fund YTD Return
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF 20.31
HYXU iShares International High Yield Bond ETF 14.59
CWB SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF 13.23
ICVT iShares Convertible Bond ETF 12.6
SOVB Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF 12.47
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 11.69
EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 11.45
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 11.27
EBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF 11.06
IBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF 10.56

Data measures the year-to-date period through July 24, 2017


Contact Sumit Roy at [email protected]

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