Best Performing Total Bond Market ETF Funds 2014

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Discover best performing total bond market ETF funds 2014. Top funds are CEF Income Composite Portfolio, iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF, etc.

Top Bond ETFs

Best Performing Total Bond Market ETF Funds - 2014Bond exchange traded funds are another popular ETF’s sector. Some of these exchange traded funds are passively managed or actively managed. The passively managed bond fund is tracking its index, while actively managed fund is similar to bond mutual fund and managed by manager(s). These total bond market funds provide income by investing in high quality debts including government or corporate debts.

These top total bond market exchange traded funds is sorted based in 1 year performance up to January 29, 2014. Find the fund review whether they are good for your brokerage account or 401k plan or individual retirement account (IRA). Check the fund holdings, return, expense ratio, etc.

Total Bond Market ETFs

Best performing total bond market ETF funds 2014 are:
  1. PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio
  2. iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF
  3. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
  4. Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Zero Duration Fund
  5. Sage Core Reserves ETF
  6. Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration Fund
  7. Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
  8. RiverFront Strategic Income Fund
  9. iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF
  10. PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund
Updated on 1/26/2014

PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF)

PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF)PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio fund invests mainly in securities of funds included in S-Network Composite Closed-End Fund Index. It also has a high yield of 8.42%. The current shares price is $24.27. The best performing ETF fund has an expense ratio fee of 1.73%.

Morningstar has ranked this total bond market exchange traded fund with 3 stars rating. With total assets of $489 million, it has returned 0.59% over the past 1 year, and 6.77% over the past 3 year. The top 3 holdings are Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Dividend Equity Income Common, PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income Common, and AllianceBernstein Income Fund Common.

iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF (ISTB)

As a new ETF, iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond utilizes its assets to purchase high quality short duration U.S. debts including government & corporate bonds. In 2013, this best ETF has total return of 0.62%. The expense ratio fee is only 0.12% per year. The current yield is 0.60%.

This top short term bond fund has an average duration of 2.61 years. The top 3 sectors are U.S. Treasury (60%), Corporate Bond (24%), and U.S. Agency (6.6%). The fund has an average credit quality of A.

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF is a 2 star rated exchange traded fund. With yield of 1.19%, this best ETF fund has total assets of $13.92 billion. The expense ratio fee is 0.10%. The 52 week range price is between $79.56 and $81.14.

This Vanguard total bond fund has a 5 year average return of 2.30%. The past 3 years performance is as follows:
  • Year 2013: 0.16%
  • Year 2012: 1.99%
  • Year 2011: 2.95%

Bond Fund Performance


NoNameSymbolYTD Return %1 Year Return %3 Year Return %5 Year Return %
1CEF Income Composite PortfolioPCEF0.85%0.90%22.19%n/a
2iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETFISTB0.20%0.88%n/an/a
3Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSV0.36%0.48%4.26%11.68%
4Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Zero Duration FundAGZD-0.20%n/an/an/a
5Sage Core Reserves ETFHOLDn/an/an/an/a
6Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration FundAGND-2.13%n/an/an/a
7Vanguard Total International Bond ETFBNDX1.19%n/an/an/a
8RiverFront Strategic Income FundRIGS0.04%n/an/an/a
9iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETFGVI0.63%-0.34%8.77%18.11%
10PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded FundBOND1.18%-0.62%n/an/a
11Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBND1.29%-0.64%9.47%22.17%
12SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond ETFLAG0.94%-0.69%10.81%22.10%
13iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETFAGG1.08%-0.71%10.86%23.96%
14Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFSCHZ1.25%-0.72%n/an/a
15Guggenheim Enhanced Core Bond ETFGIY1.53%-0.96%9.59%28.31%
16iShares Government/Credit Bond ETFGBF0.95%-1.30%12.13%23.09%
17Madrona Forward Global Bond ETFFWDB1.15%-1.34%n/an/a
18Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETFBIV1.71%-1.70%11.67%29.40%

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