10 Bond ETFs To Keep An Eye On, From Vanguard To iShares

Interested in bond ETFs? Among all exchange traded products, ETFs have recently became some of the most popular due to the advantages they bring to their investors. Since ETFs behave like stocks, speculative investors can benefit from price fluctuations during the day, unlike mutual or index funds whose Net Asset Value is calculated at the end of the day when the market closes. At the same time, while purchasing even a single share of an ETF, an investor gets the chance to put his or her money into a whole group of securities like stocks, bonds or commodities.

Bond ETFs

While ETFs that follow the performance of stock indices are considered the most popular, other ETFs should not be neglected. Let's take a look at bond ETFs this time around, in a style similar to our coverage of index ETFs. What you should know about bond ETFs is that unlike index-tracking ETFs, these funds focus specifically on investing in fixed income securities.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest bond ETFs, while also analyzing other features, like average daily trading volume, and since ETFs behave as stocks, their year-to-date returns should also be mentioned.

Highlights from our list include Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) and iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:TIP).

Check out the rest of the list of bond ETFs on the following pages:

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No. 10 Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VCSH)


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Assets Under Management: $6.6 million
YTD Return: -1.6%
Average daily trading volume: $659,600

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No. 9 iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd (NYSEARCA:SHY)


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Assets Under Management: $8.3 million
YTD Return: -0.2%
Average daily trading volume: $1.3 million

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No. 8 SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (NYSEARCA:JNK)


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Assets Under Management: $8.8 million
YTD Return: -3%
Average daily trading volume: $7.8 million

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No. 7  iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fd (NYSEARCA:CSJ)


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Assets Under Management: $10.8 million
YTD Return: -0.6%
Average daily trading volume: $732,100

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No. 6 Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV)


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Assets Under Management: $13.2 million
YTD Return: -1.4%
Average daily trading volume: $1.2 million

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No. 5 iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:AGG)


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Assets Under Management: $14.3 million
YTD Return: -5%
Average daily trading volume: $1.1 million

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No. 4 iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF) (NYSEARCA:HYG)


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Assets Under Management: $14.4 million
YTD Return: -2.7%
Average daily trading volume: $5.7 million

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No. 3 iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:TIP)


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Assets Under Management: $14.6 million
YTD Return: -9.7%
Average daily trading volume: $1.3 million

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No. 2 Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND)


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Assets Under Management: $16.8 million
YTD Return: -5%
Average daily trading volume: $1.4 million
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No. 1 iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSEARCA:LQD)


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Assets Under Management: $17.7 million
YTD Return: -8%
Average daily trading volume: $2.6 million

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