Q4 2021 top fixed-income ETFs

Top 50 fixed-income ETFs ranked by quarterly returns, Top 25 fixed-income ETFs ranked by largest inflows, Top 25 fixed-income ETFs ranked by largest outflows

Top 50 fixed-income ETFs ranked by quarterly returns

  Name 3-Month Return % One-Year Return % Three-Year Annualized Return % Net Assets ($M) Expense Ratio
1 UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN (FIHD) 13.88466441 32.70573148 19.99794462 31.88 0.8
2 Global X Adaptive US Risk Management ETF (ONOF) 10.44167686 N/A N/A 120.53 0.39
3 Quadratic Deflation ETF (BNDD) 10.20976953 N/A N/A 112.27 0.99
4 Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (TMF) 7.76318421 -19.46794505 15.04037065 436.19 1.06
5 ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS) 6.48749198 22.38227228 3.95216094 24.84 0.95
6 Pimco 15+ Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ) 6.18720843 6.99727748 16.23575188 992.87 0.2
7 iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF (GOVZ) 5.83787587 -4.99284903 N/A 388.03 0.15
8 Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ) 5.70586486 -4.96408652 12.78529456 400.02 0.15
9 ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury (UBT) 5.46180489 -11.67626313 13.5855323 61.66 0.95
10 VanEck Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (PFXF) 5.19657093 11.5344251 13.10290316 1104.03 0.4
11 First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (FCEF) 5.05220768 19.17414301 16.63013515 39.85 2.91
12 ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF (RINF) 4.35750379 16.15817098 6.47608495 44.44 0.3
13 Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fd (EDV) 4.0065156 -6.51783927 11.41688731 1332.32 0.07
14 ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO) 3.60407312 14.68956641 2.11340443 54.27 0.95
15 First Trust Strategic Income ETF (FDIV) 3.56446743 9.52928774 7.22801031 68.27 0.87
16 iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) 3.14236214 -4.75609398 8.87473933 19755.93 0.15
17 SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL) 3.06404302 -4.6950794 8.77432306 4874.96 0.06
18 Virtus InfraCap US Preferred Stock ETF (PFFA) 2.96829606 24.06273029 14.67494827 554.03 1.47
19 Trajan Wealth Income Opportunities ETF (TWIO) 2.79812178 N/A N/A 23.79 0.85
20 Schwab Long-Term US Treasury ETF (SCHQ) 2.74684982 -4.97129167 N/A 99.95 0.04
21 First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF (MCEF) 2.65435922 8.27171118 10.56265079 20.04 2.65
22 iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF) 2.63907982 7.08736322 10.13996594 20601.82 0.46
23 Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index Fund (VGLT) 2.59366618 -5.03324897 8.50798989 2974.57 0.04
24 Overlay Shares Core Bond ETF (OVB) 2.58106764 2.70066683 N/A 147.06 0.8
25 RH Hedged Multi-Asset Income ETF (AMAX) 2.5552702 0.65033679 1.76498429 36.96 0.96
26 Sound Enhanced Fixed Income ETF (SDEF) 2.54597922 9.73078477 N/A 16.78 0.61
27 iShares Inflation Hedged Corporate Bond ETF (LQDI) 2.52731272 6.92064876 11.55321936 100.35 0.18
28 Aptus Defined Risk ETF (DRSK) 2.51274204 0.74503763 9.03101601 855.98 0.79
29 VanEck China Bond ETF (CBON) 2.47246902 6.0874194 6.50785411 123.33 0.5
30 SPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF (SPIP) 2.43944309 5.80884755 8.58635118 3721.68 0.12
31 Pimco Broad US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (TIPZ) 2.37739487 5.70804294 8.48642428 246.06 0.2
32 KraneShares Bloomberg China Bond Inclusion (KBND) 2.36823071 3.87208876 4.80618813 13.61 0.57
33 Schwab US TIPS ETF (SCHP) 2.28637 5.8091886 8.34533425 21215.7 0.05
34 iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) 2.23636291 5.52149241 8.20550016 38710.02 0.19
35 WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Strategy Fund (CYB) 2.20626109 4.65434222 4.82684903 36.1 0.45
36 VanEck CEF Muni Income ETF (XMPT) 2.19090902 7.93471237 11.68387868 222.2 2.32
37 Goldman Sachs Access Inflation Protected USD Bond (GTIP) 2.11031213 5.61565796 8.25740444 208.54 0.12
38 Invesco CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (FXF) 2.07581544 -4.10279841 1.47381709 247.12 0.4
39 Invesco BulletShares 2031 Municipal Bond ETF (BSMV) 1.89307596 N/A N/A 5 0.18
40 ProShares Short Euro (EUFX) 1.83045625 7.14370844 1.4322222 2.25 0.52
41 Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund (BLV) 1.8106082 -2.63465116 10.45009316 6271.06 0.05
42 American Century Quality Preferred ETF (QPFF) 1.75726671 N/A N/A 17.3 0.32
43 VanEck Long Muni ETF (MLN) 1.72770663 2.21742756 6.22234299 257.89 0.24
44 Invesco BulletShares 2030 Municipal Bond ETF (BSMU) 1.72109744 1.45413113 N/A 10.23 0.18
45 Overlay Shares Municipal Bond ETF (OVM) 1.70501215 3.84497726 N/A 13.29 0.84
46 Rareview Tax Advantaged Income ETF (RTAI) 1.65353692 10.80743596 N/A 25.55 1.91
47 iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF (ILTB) 1.65006979 -2.4517448 10.67969862 353.7 0.06
48 Xtrackers Municipal Infr Revenue Bd ETF (RVNU) 1.62977797 2.82233737 6.38823876 174.3 0.15
49 RiverFront Dynamic Core Income ETF (RFCI) 1.62311447 -0.02146597 4.86800215 104.8 0.54
50 Global X US Preferred ETF (PFFD) 1.59827362 4.91160256 10.36737339 2565.66 0.23

Source: Data from Refinitiv Lipper, an LSEG Business; ex-conventional mutual funds, ex-leveraged and ex-dedicated short bias. Data through Dec. 31, 2021.


Top 25 fixed-income ETFs ranked by largest inflows

  Name 3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M) 3-Month Return % One-Year Return % Net Assets ($M) Expense Ratio
1 iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) 4749.61 2.23636291 5.52149241 38710.02 0.19
2 iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) 4054.24 0.20351481 -3.27031668 17755.1 0.15
3 iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) 3264.29 -0.09041233 -1.66781931 92152.87 0.04
4 Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Sec Idx (VTIP) 3109.26 1.13306932 5.32190902 19862.03 0.05
5 Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (BND) 2920.57 -0.08300734 -1.65910609 84254.27 0.035
6 iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) 2595.1 3.14236214 -4.75609398 19755.93 0.15
7 iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP) 2181.17 1.16399953 5.48388394 8947.41 0.05
8 iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) 2122.96 0.6240772 4.12228723 21394.79 0.48
9 Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund (BNDX) 1834.19 -0.18578865 -2.19949725 45709.42 0.08
10 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bond Idx Fund (VCIT) 1732.06 -0.49459192 -1.45964144 47132 0.05
11 ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) 1590.99 N/A N/A 1159.43 0.95
12 iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (FALN) 1577.23 0.40394966 5.76656717 4977.94 0.25
13 iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) 1566.63 0.79398736 1.24573202 25159.27 0.07
14 iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY) 1527.65 -0.60442176 -0.72630255 20609.77 0.15
15 SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF (SRLN) 1324.1 0.38495213 4.91314535 8941.16 0.7
16 Schwab US TIPS ETF (SCHP) 1311.58 2.28637 5.8091886 21215.7 0.05
17 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index Fd (VGIT) 1294.41 -0.64920403 -2.56641901 9490.25 0.04
18 iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) 1258.61 -0.1314217 -1.27767646 16661.25 0.06
19 Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund (VTEB) 776.65 0.82477729 1.45347266 14959.26 0.06
20 SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL) 767.05 3.06404302 -4.6950794 4874.96 0.06
21 SPDR Bloomberg 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL) 763.48 -0.02425169 -0.09775059 13585.57 0.137
22 WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund (USFR) 756.19 -0.00876268 -0.00438171 1844.17 0.15
23 iShares MBS ETF (MBB) 747.68 -0.50043848 -1.26691064 25609.5 0.06
24 iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (USHY) 704.41 0.66243338 5.14426398 8858.85 0.15
25 iShares US Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) 695.98 0.02752652 -2.54011553 16273.85 0.15

Source: Data from Refinitiv Lipper, an LSEG Business; ex-conventional mutual funds, ex-leveraged and ex-dedicated short bias. Data through Dec. 31, 2021.


Top 25 fixed income ETFs ranked by largest outflows

  Name 3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M) 3-Month Return % One-Year Return % Net Assets ($M) Expense Ratio
1 iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bd ETF (IGSB) -1871.07 -0.77742551 -0.49241752 22999.18 0.06
2 iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) -1617.91 0.28744035 -1.567271 38988.43 0.14
3 iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) -890.84 -0.06337136 -0.10858746 13086.21 0.15
4 Quadratic Interest Rate Vltly and Infltn Hdg ETF (IVOL) -822.17 -2.26543315 -0.09066163 2441.45 1.05
5 iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI) -723.72 -0.87615727 -2.51126456 10307.44 0.15
6 Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exch Tr (MINT) -676.63 -0.20974615 -0.00154457 13677.43 0.35
7 SPDR Bloomberg Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK) -660.09 0.48547803 5.2896464 4201.85 0.4
8 First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF (LMBS) -442.06 -0.58816046 -0.77218843 6233.38 0.68
9 Schwab Intermediate-Term US Treasury ETF (SCHR) -360.28 -0.62699088 -2.57791047 3523.9 0.04
10 Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN) -222.26 0.25560147 2.54738599 6330.03 0.65
11 Pimco 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF (HYS) -221.86 0.41025615 4.73646472 1797.79 0.55
12 Schwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF (SCHO) -213.92 -0.59119607 -0.65577175 9227.84 0.04
13 Xtrackers USD High Yld Corporate Bd ETF (HYLB) -194.12 0.6449934 4.1533401 6583.41 0.15
14 SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bd ETF (SPIB) -193.66 -0.63112527 -1.14386777 5624.57 0.04
15 Schwab US Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ) -146.62 -0.07099321 -1.73399777 9073.88 0.04
16 Invesco Ultra Short Duration ETF (GSY) -140.95 -0.2102915 0.04393077 2836.32 0.22
17 Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF (VNLA) -139.05 -0.21678011 -0.18237016 2579.74 0.24
18 Goldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETF (GBIL) -138.18 -0.03996803 -0.08988315 1812.72 0.12
19 SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL) -131.19 -0.20351607 -0.65013041 2890.6 0.55
20 ProShares Short 20+ Yr Treasury (TBF) -124.82 -3.84110171 1.9957756 659.71 0.92
21 IQ Ultra Short Duration ETF (ULTR) -115.76 -0.3549936 0.1907548 135.93 0.25
22 First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (FTSM) -113.44 -0.10848016 0.04148585 4253.52 0.25
23 Natl Inv Services Ultra-Short Dur Enh Inc (AWTM) -113.07 -0.15836462 0.46092917 43.29 0.25
24 iShares 5-10 Yr Investment Grade Corporate Bd ETF (IGIB) -107.73 -0.58056655 -1.65216713 11601.91 0.06
25 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index Fund (BIV) -105.47 -0.39590404 -2.2669074 14359.06 0.05

Source: Data from Refinitiv Lipper, an LSEG Business; ex-conventional mutual funds, ex-leveraged and ex-dedicated short bias. Data through Dec. 31, 2021.

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