Bond ETFs: The Complete, Updated List

Bond ETFs for Almost Any Financial Goal

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As an investor, if you're interested in adding bonds to your portfolio, bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can offer you several advantages over buying individual bonds. For starters, you'll save money, as bond ETFs tend to have lower costs. Bond ETFs can provide more consistent characteristics in terms of risk, and you'll be able to increase your diversification because you'll be investing in a group of bonds within each fund.

It's easier to get into and out of bond ETFs, as you can trade them on the market just as you would stock, and their liquidity and transparency can save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to reinvesting your capital.

No matter what your objective, there’s bound to be a bond ETF that meets your needs. The following list of bond exchange-traded funds is sorted by category, from short-term bond ETFs to leveraged bond ETFs and everything in between.

To research individual funds and find out if they make sense for your portfolio and investment objectives, take note of the ticker symbol in parenthesis at the end of each fund's name. Type this ticker symbol into your favorite internet browser to access sources that provide the given bond ETF's history, holdings, and other information.

Multi-Sector Bond ETFs

  • Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)
  • Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ)
  • iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (AGG)
  • iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB)
  • PIMCO Total Return ETF (BOND)
  • iShares Barclays Government/Credit Bond Fund (GBF)
  • AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (MINC)
  • iShares Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF (ISTB)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)
  • Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV)
  • iShares Barclays Intermediate Government/Credit Bond Fund (GVI)
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV)
  • iShares Core Long-Term U.S. Bond ETF (ILTB)
  • Madrona Global Bond ETF (FWDB)
  • RiverFront Strategic Income Fund (RIGS)
  • Fidelity Total Bond ETF (FBND)
  • Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF (FLTB)

Hedged Investment Grade ETFs

  • WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Zero Duration Fund (AGZD)
  • WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration Fund (AGND)

Ultra Short-term Bond ETFs

  • FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund (RAVI)
  • iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (NEAR)
  • PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT)
  • SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF (ULST)
  • Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration (GSY)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL)
  • AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF (HOLD)

Short-Term Government Bond ETFs

  • SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury (SST)
  • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY)
  • Shares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund (SHV)
  • PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TUZ)
  • Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHO)
  • iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN (DTUL)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (VGSH)

Intermediate-Term Government Bond ETFs

  • iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEI)
  • iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF)
  • iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Fund (GOVT)
  • Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHR)
  • SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF (ITE)
  • Vanguard Intermediate-Term Government Bond ETF (VGIT)

Long-Term Government Bond ETFs

  • iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)
  • Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)
  • SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF (TLO)
  • iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLH)
  • Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF (VGLT)
  • iPath US Treasury 10-year Bull ETN (DTYL)

U.S. TIPS ETFs

  • iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund (VTIP)
  • Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS Bond Fund (STIP)
  • iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (TDTT)
  • iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund Profile (TDTF)
  • PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (STPZ)
  • PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (LTPZ)
  • PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Fund (TIPZ)
  • Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS ETF (IPE)
  • SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF (TIPX)

Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

  • Barclays Agency Bond Fund (AGZ)
  • iShares Barclays MBS Fixed-Rate Bond Fund (MBB)
  • Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (VMBS)
  • iShares Barclays GNMA Bond Fund (GNMA)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Mortgage Backed Bond ETF (MBG)
  • iShares Barclays CMBS Bond Fund (CMBS)

Municipal Bond ETFs

  • iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Index Fund (MUB)
  • SPDR Barclays Municipal Bond ETF (TFI)
  • Market Vectors Short Municipal Index ETF (SMB)
  • PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (SMMU)
  • S&P Short-Term National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (SUB)
  • Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal Index ETF (ITM)
  • PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI)
  • Market Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN)
  • SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF (HYMB)
  • Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Bond Index ETF (HYD)
  • Market Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (SHYD)
  • PowerShares Insured National Municipal Bond Portfolio ETF (PZA)
  • Market Vectors Pre-Refunded Municipal Index ETF (PRB)
  • Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT)
  • PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio ETF (BAB)
  • PowerShares VRDO Tax-Free Weekly Portfolio ETF (PVI)
  • Deutsche Bank X-trackers Municipal Infrastructure Revenue Bond Fund (RVNU)
  • First Trust Managed Municipal ETF (FMB)

California Municipal Bond ETFs

  • PowerShares Insured CA Municipal Bond Portfolio ETF (PWZ)
  • iShares S&P California Municipal Bond Fund (CMF)

New York Municipal Bond ETFs

  • PowerShares Insured NY Municipal Bond Portfolio ETF (PZT)
  • iShares S&P New York Municipal Bond Fund (NYF)

Corporate Bonds

  • iShares iBoxx US Dollar Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (LQD)
  • iShares 0-5 Years Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (SLQD)
  • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fund (CSJ)
  • iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund (CLY)
  • iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond Fund (CIU)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (SCPB)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Intermediate-Term Credit Bond ETF (ITR)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Long-Term Credit Bond ETF (LWC)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH)
  • Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT)
  • Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT)
  • PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund (CORP)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF (CBND)
  • PowerShares Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond Portfolio (PFIG)
  • iShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTA)
  • Fidelity Corporate Bond ETF (FCOR)

Target Maturity Corporate Bond ETFs

  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCH)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCI)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCK)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCM)
  • iShares 2018 Investment Grade Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCC)
  • iShares 2020 Investment Grade Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCD)
  • iShares 2023 Investment Grade Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCE)
  • iSharesBond 2018 Corporate Term ETF (IBDB)
  • iSharesBond 2020 Corporate Term ETF (IBDC)
  • iSharesBond 2023 Corporate Term ETF (IBDD)
  • iSharesBond Dec 2018 Corporate Term ETF (IBDH)

Hedged Corporate Bond ETFs

  • iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF (LQDH)

Floating Rate Note ETFs

  • iShares Floating Rate Note Fund (FLOT)
  • Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate (FLTR)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Investment Grade Floating Rate (FLRN)
  • WisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund (USFR)
  • iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF (TFLO)

High-Yield Bond ETFs

  • iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG)
  • SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK)
  • iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG)
  • PIMCO 0-5 Year U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (HYS)
  • PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio (PHB)
  • Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD)
  • Market Vectors Fallen Angel Bond ETF (ANGL)

Target Maturity High-Yield Bond ETFs

  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJH)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJI)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJJ)
  • Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJK)

Hedged High Yield Bond ETFs

  • First Trust High Yield Long/Short ETF (HYLS)
  • Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (THHY)
  • ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged ETF (HYHG)
  • iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (HYGH)
  • WisdomTree BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Bond Zero Duration Fund (HYZD)
  • WisdomTree BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Bond Negative Duration Fund (HYND)

Senior Loans

  • The PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN)
  • Pyxis iBoxx Senior Loan ETF (SNLN)
  • SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF (SRLN)
  • First Trust Senior Loan ETF (FTSL)

Developed Market International Government Bond ETFs

  • Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX)
  • SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (BWX)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Short-Term International Treasury Bond ETF (BWZ)
  • S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund (IGOV)
  • S&P/Citigroup 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond Fund (ISHG)
  • WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund (ALD)

Global TIPS

  • SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond ETF (WIP)

Developed Market International Corporate Bond ETFs

  • Powershares International Corporate Bond Portfolio ETF (PICB)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND)
  • ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hedged ETF (IGHG)

Developed Market International High Yield Bond ETFs

  • iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (GHYG)
  • Market Vectors International High Yield Bond Fund (IHY)
  • iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYXU)
  • PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio (PGHY)

Emerging Market Bond ETFs

  • iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (EMB)
  • Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG)
  • PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio ETF (PCY)
  • ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMSH)
  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (ELD)
  • Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC)
  • Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund (LEMB)
  • SPDR Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND)
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB)
  • iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (CEMB)
  • SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (EMCD)
  • Market Vectors Emerging Markets High-Yield ETF (HYEM)
  • iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (EMHY)
  • PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio (DSUM)
  • Market Vectors China AMC China Bond ETF (CBON)

Specialty Bond ETFs

  • 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio ETF (PLW)
  • PowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio (LDRI)
  • iPath US Treasury Flattener ETN (FLAT)
  • iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN (STPP)
  • iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF (BYLD)
  • ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF (WYDE)

Leveraged Long ETFs

  • Direxion 10-Year Treasury Bull 3X - Triple-Leveraged ETF (TYD)
  • Direxion 30-Year Treasury Bull 3X - Triple-Leveraged ETF (TMF)
  • iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN (DLBL)
  • ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury ETF (UBT)
  • ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (UST)
  • ProShares Ultra High Yield (UJB)

Short Treasury ETFs (those that bet against the market)

  • iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN (DLBS)
  • ProShares Short Barclays Capital 20+ Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TBF)
  • Direxion Daily 20 Year Treasury Bear 1x Shares (TYBS)
  • Direxion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x Shares (SAGG)
  • iPath US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN (DTYS)
  • Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x Shares (TYNS)
  • ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury (TBX)
  • iPath US Treasury 2-year Bear ETN (DTUS)
  • iPath US Treasury 5-year Bear Exchange Traded Note (DFVS)
  • ProShares UltraShort Barclays 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)
  • ProShares UltraShort 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (PST)
  • ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 3x (TTT)
  • Direxion Daily 7-10 Yr Trsy Bear 3X Shrs (TYO)
  • Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trsy Bear 3X Shrs (TMV)

Non-Treasury Short ETFs

  • ProShares Short High Yield (SJB)

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