iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (AGG)

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iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (AGG) is a popular fixed income exchange traded fund. This fund invests in U.S. investment-grade bonds. This debt fund provides investor an access to high quality bond market.

This iShares fund objective is to provide stability & income. This bond fund has a low expense ratio fee of 0.08%. It current yield is 2.32%. It has $25 billion of assets. The current share price is $109.57. This intermediate-term bond ETF is tracking the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index.

AGG Fund Profile

    iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (AGG)
  • Fund Inception Date: 09/22/2003
  • Ticker Symbol: AGG
  • CUSIP: 464287226
  • Rank in category (YTD): 75% (YTD)
  • Category: Intermediate-Term Bond
  • Yield: 2.36%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.05%
  • Total Assets: $ 45.20 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 318%
updated on May 2017

iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF Returns

Morningstar has ranked this bond fund with 3 stars rating. In 2015, it has year-to-date return of 0.78% (up to August 20, 2015). This bond fund has returned 1.99% over the past 3 year, and 3.03% over the past 5 year.
The past 5 years performance is as follows:
YearReturn
2013-1.98%
20146.00%
20150.48%
20162.41%
20171.72%(YTD)
You can buy this ETF from brokerages. Some brokerages may offer this iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF for free through their ETF offerings. Brokerages which offer free ETFs are TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, and Schwab.

The top 3 asset allocations are bonds (84%), cash (15%), and other (0.01%). This bond fund has an average effective duration of 5.29 years. Top 5 debt sectors are U.S. Treasury, Agency MBS Pass-Through, Corporate Bond, Other Government Related, and U.S. Agency.

Investment Risks

Investing in bond fund involves risks. The investment risks are interest rate risk, bond market risk, political risk, etc.

Pros:
  • This iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF has a high yield income.
  • It is tracking an index. It has a low expense fee.
Cons:
  • None.
Note:

This broadly diversified fund of U.S. investment-grade bonds can serve as the core for the fixed-income slice of investors' portfolios. The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is the generally accepted benchmark for the U.S. investment-grade bond market. This index includes mortgage-backed securities, Treasuries, and corporate bonds.

This fund may not a one-stop shop for comprehensive fixed-income exposure. It doesn’t include municipal bonds, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or high-yield bonds.

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