Top High Yield Bond ETFs 2014

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Find top high yield bond ETFs 2014 review. These high yield bond funds invest in low rated corporate bonds.

High Yield Bond ETF

Top High Yield Bond ETFs 2014If you are looking for yield, high yield bond funds may provide an attractive choice for you. As discussed, these funds invest in low quality corporate debts. It provides high yield income for investors. You can buy ETF funds from your brokerage just like stock or CEF funds. As part of taxable bond fund, it may have shorter duration than high quality bonds.

These top performing high yield exchange traded funds are sorted based on its year to date return in 2014. You can find other fund review information below. I have listed the expense ratio fee, yield or distribution rate, leverage, share price, NAV, holdings, top sectors, and more.

Top high yield bond ETFs 2014 are:
  1. Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETF (ANGL)
  2. Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY C Bond ETF (BSJE)
  3. Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 HY C Bond ETF (BSJF)
  4. Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 HY C Bond ETF (BSJG)
  5. Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 HY C Bond ETF (BSJH)
  6. Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 HY C Bond ETF (BSJI)
  7. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG)
  8. AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD)
  9. PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corp Bond Index ETF (HYS)
  10. SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK)
  11. PowerShares Glbl S/T High Yield Bond (PGHY)
  12. PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corp Bond (PHB)
  13. iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond (QLTB)
  14. iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond (QLTC)
  15. iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corp Bond (SHYG)
  16. SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK)
  17. SPDR BofA ML Crossover Corp Bond ETF (XOVR)
Updated on 5/4/2014

Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETF (ANGL)

Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETF (ANGL)Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETF was introduced to investor on April 2012. This new fund is not ranked by Morningstar yet. The total assets are $16.58 million. This exchange traded fund is currently traded at $27.67. The index provider is BofA Merrill Lynch.

MoreTop Performing High Yield Bond Mutual Funds 2013

In 2013, this top high yield bond ETF fund has returned 7.24%. In 2014, it has YTD return of 3.75%. The fund has 1-year annualized return of 0.78%.

The top holdings as of April 21, 2014 are Arcelormittal (2.93%), SLM Corp (2.56%), Barclays Bank Plc (2.08%) and Springleaf Finance Corp (2.04%).

Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY C Bond ETF (BSJE)

Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY C Bond ETF (BSJE)Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY C Bond ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance. The fund’s annual expense ratio is 0.42%. It has dividend yield of 3.33% and is distributed on monthly basis.

Top Bond Funds

Morningstar analysts rank this top high yield bond ETF fund with 2-stars rating. It has average maturity of 4.19 years. The YTD return is 0.21%. It has 1-year annualized return of 3.03% and 5.54% 3-year annualized return.

The top holdings are Treasury Bill (15.50%, Transdigm Inc (3.00%) and Reynolds Group Iss (2.88%). The top fund sectors are Finance (21.86%) and Consumer Services (12.22%).

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG)

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG)The investment objective of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond is to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield corporate bonds. Since this best high yield bond ETF fund was incepted in 2007, it has received 3-stars ratings from Morningstar. It has total net assets of $13.27 billion. The annual expense ratio is 0.50%. The CUSIP is 464288513.

The yearly return of this HYG fund since the inception, was as below:
  • Year 2013: 5.75%
  • Year 2012: 11.66%
  • Year 2011: 6.77%
  • Year 2010: 11.89%
  • Year 2009: 28.45%
  • Year 2008: -17.37%
 The top 3 bonds in its holdings are Blackrock FDS (1.32%), Sprint Corp (0.56%) and First Data Corporation (0.44%). The top sector is Consumer Services (15.25%), Oil & Gas (12.90%) and Financials (12.86%).

ETF Returns


NoETF NameSymbolExpense Ratio (%)YTD Return %1 Year Return %
1Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETFANGL0.43.878.05
2Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY C Bd ETFBSJE0.420.13.22
3Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 HY C Bd ETFBSJF0.421.714.94
4Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 HY C Bd ETFBSJG0.421.996.13
5Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 HY C Bd ETFBSJH0.422.386.61
6Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 HY C Bd ETFBSJI0.422.26.76
7iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BdHYG0.52.825.56
8AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD1.254.0110.51
9PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yld Corp Bd Idx ETFHYS0.551.496.15
10SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNK0.43.126.36
11PowerShares Glbl S/T Hi Yld BdPGHY0.350.940
12PowerShares Fundamental High Yld Corp BdPHB0.52.784.83
13iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate BondQLTB0.35.781.72
14iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate BondQLTC0.554.249.09
15iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corp BdSHYG0.51.440
16SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNK0.41.465.36
17SPDR BofA ML Crossover Corp Bond ETFXOVR0.35.743.39

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