Fixed-income ETFs ranked by quarterly returns

Apr 18, 2014 @ 2:46 pm (Updated 2:48 pm) EST

Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume
Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ)14.05%-6.28%$76.50.15%3,244
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund ETF (EDV)12.95%-6.47%$201.50.12%64,654
Market Vectors Preferred Secs ex Financials ETF (PFXF)8.37%6.01%$155.60.40%62,682
SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)8.21%0.09%$243.20.45%41,395
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)7.70%-4.49%$3,207.60.15%7,672,137
Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT)7.64%-6.00%$27.41.65%2,728
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF (BABS)7.52%-1.25%$46.60.35%1,082
Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund ETF (VGLT)7.44%-4.47%$68.30.12%23,972
PowerShares Preferred Portfolio (PGX)7.11%2.12%$2,081.00.50%749,350
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF (TLO)7.05%-4.31%$57.50.14%23,945
Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund ETF (BLV)7.00%-1.13%$579.80.10%104,609
iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)6.77%3.13%$9,049.80.48%1,434,570
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund ETF (VCLT)6.70%1.76%$695.70.12%9,768
WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strategy Fund (BZF)6.68%-4.45%$33.40.45%490,866
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF (HYMB)6.51%-2.30%$223.90.45%13,541
Pimco 15+ Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)6.51%-11.96%$68.10.20%2,231
iShares Core Long-Term US Bond ETF (ILTB)6.47%-0.76%$29.30.12%6,864
Market Vectors Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN)6.25%-2.11%$75.90.24%31,376
SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (LWC)6.22%1.93%$86.00.15%13,641
iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (CLY)6.08%0.72%$284.30.20%8,176
Pimco Build America Bond Exchange-Traded Fund (BABZ)5.95%-2.62%$20.30.45%795
PowerShares Insured New York Municipal Bond Port (PZT)5.88%-0.82%$45.30.28%9,438
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF (FPE)5.66%-2.43%$58.20.85%39,877
PowerShares Build America Bond Port (BAB)5.53%-1.04%$632.90.28%135,639
PIMCO Australia Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (AUD)5.42%-7.81%$26.60.45%2,130
PowerShares Insured California Municipal Bond Port (PWZ)5.34%0.53%$49.90.28%14,471
WisdomTree Indian Rupee Strategy Fund (ICN)5.27%-1.89%$29.50.45%12,355
db X-trackers Muni Infra Revenue Bond Fund (RVNU)5.23%$15.80.30%1,139
WisdomTree Australia & New Zealand Debt Fd (AUNZ)4.90%-7.61%$36.90.45%8,944
PowerShares Insured National Municipal Bond Port (PZA)4.90%-1.62%$581.40.28%207,337
Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (HYD)4.63%-5.23%$867.80.35%411,369
iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLH)4.56%-3.51%$239.60.15%36,598
Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF)4.53%7.07%$86.40.58%43,049
PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Port (PCY)4.33%-1.87%$1,870.50.50%637,417
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio (PLW)4.14%-3.25%$249.40.25%114,084
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA)4.05%-9.31%$315.60.40%96,282
iShares California AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (CMF)3.93%1.50%$260.50.25%12,848
SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (CXA)3.81%0.53%$75.80.20%16,723
iSharesBond Mar 2023 Corporate Term ETF (IBDD)3.80%$10.30.10%1,198
iShares Utilities Bond ETF (AMPS)3.77%0.20%$9.90.30%2,238

As of March 31. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange-traded notes. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company