Appetite For U.S. High Yield Bond ETFs Remains High as Yields Tighten
High yield bond ETFs concentrate on lower quality corporate bonds, which are considered riskier than higher-quality or more established companies. Because of this higher level of risk, high-yield bonds, also known as junk bonds, offer higher yields to investors. US high yield bond ETFs invest at least 65% of capital in binds that are not rated or are rated by S&P or Moody’s at or below BB (considered speculative). Because of high returns and the potential for diversification across many markets, regions, and industries, high yield bonds are a major part of many investment strategies.
|International Inflation Protected||(WIP)||6.74%||9.22%||v|
|Long Term Credit||(LQD)||3.48%||2.87%||^|
|Emerging Mkt Bonds||(PCY)||3.48%||2.21%||^|
|20+ Year Treasury||(TLT)||3.38%||1.63%||^|
|Intermediate Term Credit||(CIU)||2.43%||2.06%||^|
|US Total Bond||(BND)||2.1%||1.77%||^|
|Short Term Credit||(CSJ)||1.0%||1.09%||v|
|New York Muni||(NYF)||0.64%||0.51%||^|
|Short Term Treasury||(SHY)||0.55%||0.53%||^|
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U.S. High Yield Bonds
|Description||Symbol||1 Yr||3 Yr||5 Yr||Avg. Volume(K)||1 Yr Sharpe|
|iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corp||(HYG)||17.67%||7.03%||NA||1,247||270.24%|
|SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield||(JNK)||20.83%||8.41%||NA||2,972||279.79%|
|PowerShares Fundamental High Yield||(PHB)||19.2%||0.79%||NA||302||318.25%|
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