Numbers Game

Top 50 fixed-income ETFs, second quarter 2019

A closer look at the numbers

Jul 20, 2019 @ 6:00 am

By Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ)7.84%14.18%0.95%$265.30 0.15%
2iShares 10+ Year Invest Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LLQD)7.55%15.71%N/A$12.90 0.06%
3FlexShares Credit-Scored US Long Corp Bd Index Fd (LKOR)7.51%16.11%5.01%$19.30 0.22%
4iPath ETN US Treasury 5Yr Bull ETN (DFVL)7.35%17.60%-0.57%$5.10 0.75%
5Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fd;ETF (EDV)7.28%14.25%1.00%$1,116.20 0.07%
6SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPLB)7.22%14.82%5.32%$644.90 0.07%
7iPath ETN US Treasury 2Yr Bull A (DTUL)7.15%14.66%-1.69%$5.50 0.75%
8iShares Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (IGLB)6.97%14.53%5.06%$1,061.00 0.06%
9Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Idx Fund;ETF (VCLT)6.91%15.20%5.33%$4,057.40 0.07%
10iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF (ILTB)6.55%13.97%4.13%$296.10 0.06%
11Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund;ETF (BLV)6.29%13.74%3.63%$3,449.40 0.07%
12iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)6.07%12.07%1.14%$14,554.70 0.15%
13iPath ETN US Treasury 10Yr Bull A (DTYL)6.02%$15.00 $0.00 $5.40 0.75%
14SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL)6.02%12.25%1.26%$2,394.10 0.06%
15UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN (FIHD)5.84%13.39%14.42%$2,036.00 0.80%
16Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index Fund;ETF (VGLT)5.69%12.23%1.25%$1,174.80 0.07%
17iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD)5.36%12.50%4.00%$36,802.30 0.15%
18VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bd ETF (EMLC)5.36%8.24%3.07%$5,287.20 0.30%
19WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (ELD)5.25%8.31%3.33%$187.80 0.55%
20iShares JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (LEMB)5.23%7.55%2.29%$571.40 0.30%
21Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (PCY)5.05%15.07%4.57%$3,393.00 0.50%
22iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Corporate ETF (IBDT)5.01%N/AN/A$64.90 0.10%
23First Trust Long Duration Opportunities ETF (LGOV)4.99%N/AN/A$10.90 0.65%
24Invesco BulletShares 2028 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCS)4.99%N/AN/A$32.20 0.10%
25iShares Edge Investment Grade Enhanced Bond ETF (IGEB)4.91%$11.80 N/A$100.20 0.18%
26iPath ETN US Treasury Long Bond Bull A (DLBL)4.89%11.49%0.46%$0.60 0.75%
27Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF (IG)4.88%10.96%N/A$120.50 0.26%
28iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLH)4.86%11.66%1.32%$1,131.30 0.15%
29First Trust Emerging Mkts Local Currency Bond ETF (FEMB)4.85%8.65%2.68%$110.80 0.85%
30ProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF (SPXB)4.84%11.17%N/A$27.90 0.15%
31Saba Closed-End Funds ETF (CEFS)4.84%10.61%N/A$49.90 2.56%
32JPMorgan USD Emerging Market Sovereign Bond ETF (JPMB)4.82%13.60%N/A$64.50 0.39%
33Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF (FLCO)4.80%10.63%N/A$126.40 0.35%
34iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Corporate ETF (IBDS)4.80%11.94%N/A$173.80 0.10%
35Invesco BulletShares 2027 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCR)4.74%12.18%N/A$67.50 0.10%
36SPDR Bbg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND)4.66%7.70%2.95%$810.70 0.30%
37Aptus Defined Risk ETF (DRSK)4.66%N/AN/A$114.20 0.78%
38Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF (SOVB)4.58%6.99%3.59%$19.40 0.59%
39SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Corporate Bond ETF (CBND)4.56%10.61%3.87%$74.30 0.06%
40iShares ESG USD Corporate Bond ETF (SUSC)4.55%10.64%N/A$41.20 0.18%
41PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)4.53%5.06%2.63%$178.90 0.20%
42JPMorgan Corporate Bond Research Enhanced ETF (JIGB)4.53%N/AN/A$28.50 0.14%
43Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corp Bd ETF (GIGB)4.50%10.92%N/A$461.90 0.14%
44Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF (PLW)4.48%9.88%1.12%$107.40 0.25%
45iShares 5-10 Year Invest Grade Corporate Bond ETF (MLQD)4.45%11.68%N/A$12.80 0.06%
46iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (IGIB)4.45%11.24%3.83%$6,640.80 0.06%
47Invesco Investment Grade Value ETF (IIGV)4.44%N/AN/A$9.30 0.13%
48WisdomTree Fundamental US Corporate Bd (WFIG)4.43%10.45%3.50%$5.10 0.18%
49Franklin Liberty International Aggregate Bond ETF (FLIA)4.36%4.74%N/A$5.10 0.35%
50Fidelity Corporate Bond ETF (FCOR)4.35%10.85%4.07%$105.90 0.36%
Largest inflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV)$5,153.90 0.68%2.35%$24,594.50 0.15%
2iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)$3,821.60 6.07%12.07%$14,554.70 0.15%
3iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF)$3,621.30 3.93%10.00%$16,828.90 0.15%
4iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG)$3,453.70 3.07%7.84%$64,059.00 0.05%
5iShares US Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT)$2,823.60 2.98%7.10%$11,733.10 0.15%
6Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund;ETF (BND)$2,345.50 3.02%7.90%$41,531.20 0.04%
7iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD)$1,766.80 5.36%12.50%$36,802.30 0.15%
8iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (IGSB)$1,673.80 2.12%6.12%$12,435.20 0.06%
9Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund;ETF (BNDX)$1,523.00 2.93%7.85%$18,312.40 0.09%
10iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)$1,475.60 2.34%7.62%$17,747.30 0.49%
11Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs Idx Fund;ETF (VMBS)$1,249.10 1.77%5.87%$9,840.20 0.07%
12SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL)$1,241.30 0.58%2.13%$9,306.40 0.14%
13JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST)$1,024.70 0.92%3.22%$7,405.90 0.18%
14SPDR Bbg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF (ITE)$996.50 3.00%7.73%$1,706.20 0.06%
15iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF)$937.80 2.29%3.61%$15,366.50 0.46%
16iShares MBS ETF (MBB)$810.20 1.94%6.19%$16,909.60 0.07%
17iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (IGIB)$798.90 4.45%11.24%$6,640.80 0.06%
18SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL)$594.80 6.02%12.25%$2,394.10 0.06%
19iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond (USIG)$590.70 4.29%10.33%$3,487.10 0.06%
20Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Idx Fund;ETF (VCLT)$573.50 6.91%15.20%$4,057.40 0.07%
21Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund;ETF (VTEB)$563.20 2.28%6.56%$5,163.40 0.08%
22Schwab Intermediate-Term US Treasury ETF (SCHR)$547.90 3.01%7.75%$4,552.20 0.06%
23iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (USHY)$525.50 2.61%7.62%$1,379.30 0.22%
24iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG)$492.70 1.52%5.82%$3,042.20 0.30%
25iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB)$491.70 2.23%6.42%$12,971.00 0.07%
Largest outflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)-$3,017.701.41%3.84%$17,673.50 0.15%
2iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)-$1,917.704.08%12.42%$15,704.30 0.39%
3iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP)-$1,846.202.77%4.59%$20,375.20 0.19%
4Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund;ETF (BSV)-$1,602.301.84%5.26%$22,445.00 0.07%
5iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT)-$509.500.86%2.79%$9,923.80 0.20%
6Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Idx Fd;ETF (VCSH)-$369.202.01%6.20%$24,057.40 0.07%
7VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bd ETF (EMLC)-$278.705.36%8.24%$5,287.20 0.30%
8PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF (HYS)-$265.201.85%5.71%$1,460.20 0.56%
9SPDR Bbg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK)-$161.501.53%5.36%$3,038.80 0.40%
10Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bd ETF (BSCJ)-$161.300.69%2.80%$1,133.20 0.10%
11Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (PCY)-$146.905.05%15.07%$3,393.00 0.50%
12Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF (SNLN)-$122.301.06%1.94%$263.20 0.55%
13Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF (IG)-$120.804.88%10.96%$120.50 0.26%
14iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF (LQDH)-$107.601.43%3.60%$136.40 0.25%
15Invesco BulletShares 2019 Hi Yld Corp Bd ETF (BSJJ)-$100.700.77%3.54%$855.70 0.42%
16iShares Intermediate Govt/Credit Bond ETF (GVI)-$88.402.53%6.73%$2,077.60 0.20%
17ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hdg ETF (IGHG)-$67.102.36%5.70%$307.80 0.30%
18Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF (PLW)-$65.904.48%9.88%$107.40 0.25%
19PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (STPZ)-$65.201.72%3.16%$748.30 0.20%
20iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP)-$64.601.60%3.14%$2,337.40 0.06%
21SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Mortgage Backed Bond ETF (MBG)-$59.401.97%6.21%$224.40 0.06%
22iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF (TFLO)-$40.200.54%2.09%$588.70 0.15%
23iShares iBonds Dec 2019 Term Corporate ETF (IBDK)-$40.000.68%2.80%$765.90 0.10%
24FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (MBSD)-$39.501.65%4.63%$30.50 0.20%
25SPDR Bbg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (BWX)-$33.103.64%4.78%$1,123.00 0.35%
Notes: As of June 30, 2019. Primary share only, excludes ETFs, and excludes leveraged funds and dedicated short bias funds. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. **Portfolio estimated net flows. N/A = not available.
Source: Lipper Data from Refinitiv

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