Top Performing High Yield Bond ETFs 2015

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Find top performing high yield bond ETFs 2015. High yield bond exchange traded funds invest mainly in low quality debts issued by companies or governments. These fixed income funds are known as junk bond funds.

Top Junk Bonds Funds

high yield ETFsThese top performer ETFs are sorted based on its 1 year return (up to April 2015). You can find the best exchange traded fund review from this article. Other fund information can be found below such as expense ratio, Morningstar rating, fund’s NAV, fund’s holdings, yield, etc.

Top performing high yield bond ETFs 2015 are:
  1. SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond ETF (XOVR)
  2. iShares Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB)
  3. Market Vectors Fallen Angel ETF (ANGL)
  4. PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio (PHB)
  5. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)
  6. iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG)
  7. SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)
  8. iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (EMHY)
  9. First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF (HYLS)
  10. ProShares Ultra High Yield ETF (UJB)

SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond ETF

This SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Crossover Corporate Bond ETF is tracking the BofA Merrill Lynch US Diversified Crossover Corporate Index. This index fund has a low expense fee of 0.30%. The current yield is 3.82%. It has $44.8 million of assets. The average credit quality is A.

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In 2014, this ETF has an annualized return of 7.42%. It has returned 5.17% over the past 1 year. The past 2 year performance is as follows:
  • Year 2015: 2.98% (YTD)
  • Year 2014: 7.42%
  • Year 2013: -1.34%

iShares Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund

This iShares Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund objective is to generate income. It invests mainly in the domestic corporate bond market. The 12 month yield is 3.54%. Total net assets are $122 million. Its expense fee is 0.30%.

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In 2015, this high yield bond ETF has a year-to-date return of 1.70%. Top 5 holdings are At&T 5.5%, At&T 6.3%, Verizon Comms 6.55%, At&T 3%, and Goldman Sachs Grp 6.75%. The fund has an effective duration of 6.63 years.

Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF

This Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF has a high yield of 5.31%. With assets of $19 million, the expense fee is 0.40%.

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