High Yield Bond ETFs

Most of these ETFs invest in bonds rated below investment grade by credit rating agencies, which is below ‘BBB-' by Standard & Poor's or Fitch, or below ‘Baa3' from Moody's. Investors who are interested in higher current income and have a high tolerance for risk are best suited for this particular category. High yield bonds may fluctuate in value greatly, depending on if the economic situation of the issuer is improving or worsening. We would view this category as only for aggressive investors.

B

Category Grade

This category ranks #17 out of 65 ETF categories.

A
Strong Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is A (Strong Buy).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
HYG
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
87.87 87.87 87.92 87.83 89.04 84.87 +0.06
(0.07%)
4.61% 2.63% 19.87B 0.50% A
Strong Buy
JNK
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF
36.99 36.95 37.00 36.95 37.46 35.77 +0.03
(0.08%)
4.92% 2.66% 12.87B 0.40% A
Strong Buy
SJNK
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF
27.75 27.75 27.75 27.69 28.17 27.26 +0.02
(0.07%)
3.62% 1.06% 4.40B 0.40% A
Strong Buy
SHYG
iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
47.27 47.32 47.33 47.27 48.07 46.61 -0.02
(-0.04%)
3.19% 0.92% 3.47B 0.30% A
Strong Buy
HYD
VanEck Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF
31.16 31.20 31.24 31.15 31.47 28.33 -0.07
(-0.22%)
7.67% 6.68% 2.11B 0.35% A
Strong Buy
SRLN
SPDR Blackstone GSO Senior Loan ETF
47.34 47.33 47.35 47.32 47.65 47.12 +0.03
(0.06%)
2.00% 0.28% 2.02B 0.70% A
Strong Buy
HYS
PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporat Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund
100.89 100.85 100.90 100.79 101.95 98.35 +0.09
(0.09%)
4.14% 2.02% 1.87B 0.55% A
Strong Buy
ANGL
VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond
30.10 30.07 30.15 30.07 30.39 28.45 0.00
(0.00%)
7.68% 5.39% 1.11B 0.35% A
Strong Buy
BSJI
Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
25.19 25.18 25.21 25.17 25.45 25.03 -0.01
(-0.04%)
2.20% 0.44% 1.08B 0.43% A
Strong Buy
BSJJ
Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
24.53 24.51 24.54 24.50 24.79 23.85 0.00
(0.00%)
4.20% 2.17% 874.34M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
BSJK
Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
24.71 24.71 24.74 24.67 24.99 23.92 +0.01
(0.04%)
4.58% 2.60% 594.72M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
BSJH
Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
25.69 25.69 25.69 25.68 25.94 25.64 0.00
(0.00%)
1.00% -0.31% 432.26M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
BSJL
Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
25.11 25.13 25.14 25.05 25.32 24.31 +0.03
(0.12%)
4.50% 2.28% 233.34M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
HYLB
Deutsche X-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
50.83 50.83 50.84 50.80 51.56 49.88 +0.07
(0.14%)
4.51% 0.91% 227.66M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
HYLD
Peritus High Yield ETF
36.35 36.25 36.36 36.18 36.66 34.58 +0.11
(0.30%)
6.78% 4.72% 159.47M 1.28% A
Strong Buy
HYHG
ProShares High Yield Interest Rate Hedged
67.72 67.75 67.75 67.19 70.99 66.35 +0.09
(0.13%)
2.42% 0.95% 148.55M 0.50% A
Strong Buy
BSJM
Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
25.20 25.18 25.21 25.15 25.59 24.57 +0.02
(0.08%)
3.85% 2.31% 141.40M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
HYGH
iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF
91.28 91.27 91.30 91.27 92.18 87.82 +0.08
(0.09%)
4.75% 3.24% 137.30M 0.54% A
Strong Buy
SHYD
VanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF
24.33 24.42 24.42 24.33 24.69 23.03 -0.04
(-0.16%)
4.15% 2.83% 118.78M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
HYZD
WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund
24.10 24.14 24.16 24.09 26.10 22.99 +0.04
(0.17%)
4.31% 3.26% 84.61M 0.43% A
Strong Buy
BSJO
Guggenheim BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
25.75 25.77 25.78 25.61 26.07 24.72 +0.07
(0.27%)
5.34% 3.46% 25.84M 0.42% A
Strong Buy
FALN
iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF
27.62 27.61 27.62 27.56 29.44 26.29 +0.06
(0.22%)
6.83% 4.30% 17.89M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
HYIH
Deutsche X-trackers High Yield Corporate Bond - Interest Rate Hedged ETF
23.20 23.20 23.20 23.20 23.98 22.82 0.00
(0.00%)
2.65% 0.56% 10.49M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
SOVB
Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF
27.95 27.80 27.95 27.80 29.31 25.87 +0.23
(0.83%)
8.99% 5.67% 6.43M 0.59% A
Strong Buy
BKLN
PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust ETF
23.02 23.03 23.03 23.00 23.46 22.96 -0.01
(-0.04%)
0.80% -0.35% 8.78B 0.65% B
Buy
FTSL
First Trust Senior Loan Fund ETF
47.97 48.00 48.07 47.97 48.73 47.95 -0.03
(-0.06%)
1.11% -0.42% 1.33B 0.86% B
Buy
HYLS
First Trust High Yield Long/Short ETF
48.42 48.44 48.56 48.38 49.76 47.47 -0.03
(-0.06%)
3.97% 1.42% 1.23B 0.95% B
Buy
PHB
PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio
18.98 18.95 18.98 18.95 19.14 18.52 +0.01
(0.05%)
3.92% 2.15% 1.20B 0.50% B
Buy
SNLN
Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF
18.18 18.17 18.18 18.16 18.79 18.13 -0.01
(-0.05%)
-0.36% -1.94% 575.51M 0.55% B
Buy
HYMB
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF
55.61 55.65 55.93 55.55 57.97 54.00 -0.02
(-0.04%)
1.53% 1.02% 573.04M 0.45% B
Buy
PGHY
PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio
23.90 23.99 24.03 23.87 24.81 23.19 -0.03
(-0.13%)
1.49% -1.48% 213.22M 0.35% B
Buy
HYND
WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund
20.42 20.60 20.60 20.41 23.28 20.26 -0.11
(-0.54%)
-1.97% -0.37% 14.39M 0.48% B
Buy
WFHY
WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
50.70 50.70 50.70 50.70 52.27 49.70 0.00
(0.00%)
3.48% 2.01% 5.23M 0.38% B
Buy
SFHY
WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
49.52 49.52 49.52 49.52 50.91 49.52 0.00
(0.00%)
1.40% -1.73% 5.12M 0.38% B
Buy
HYLV
IndexIQ ETF Trust IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF
25.31 25.31 25.31 25.31 25.58 22.89 0.00
(0.00%)
2.47% 0.88% 106.55M 0.40% NR
Not Rated
HYXE
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF
51.48 51.45 51.48 51.45 55.47 50.61 +0.08
(0.16%)
3.39% 1.36% 10.28M 0.50% NR
Not Rated
HYDB
iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF
51.02 51.02 51.02 51.02 51.96 50.37 +0.06
(0.12%)
1.29% 1.29% 10.17M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
HHYX
iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF
27.90 27.91 27.91 27.86 27.99 25.52 +0.06
(0.22%)
7.52% 8.73% 1.38M 0.43% NR
Not Rated
BSJP
Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
24.95 24.94 24.95 24.94 25.23 24.38 +0.05
(0.20%)
0.00% -0.64% N/A 0.42% NR
Not Rated
USHY
iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
50.09 50.09 50.09 50.09 50.20 49.51 +0.22
(0.44%)
0.00% -0.10% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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