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  • ETF
  • HYLD
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.01 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $33.37
  • Category
  • High Yield Bonds
Last Updated:



  • Issuer: AdvisorShares
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 1.18%
  • ETF Home Page: Home page
  • Inception: Dec 02, 2010
  • Tax Form: 1099
  • Tracks This Index: n/a

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $29.01
  • 52 Week Hi: $38.09
  • AUM: $200.5 M
  • Shares: 6.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 39,439
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 41,991

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Analyst Report

This actively managed ETF targets junk bonds seeking to provide investors with high levels of current income while looking to mitigate downside risks as much as possible. The fund managers look to do this by focusing on the secondary market of bonds while at the same time avoiding recently issued notes that were released at the height of the bubble in 2006-2008. The company also shuns a 'cap weighted' approach which they believe gives higher weightings to the companies that are most in debt, leaving a portfolio dangerously overrepresented in subpar bonds. So far, the fund has outperformed all others in the ETFdb Category by a wide margin while paying a much higher yield as well. Thanks to this outperformance, investors should consider HYLD as a go to choice for exposure in the junk bond space, so long as they can stomach the relatively high expense ratio. The fund could be especially beneficial for those looking for a boost to current incomes far above comparable Treasury bond levels and other products, an important factor in today's low yield environment.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HYLD on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the High Yield Bonds with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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HYLD Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ JNK
Expenses C SHYG

Knowledge Centers

HYLD In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

HYLD Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 77.3%
International Bonds 15.76%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 3.47%
Other 3.46%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Bond 83.76%
Bank Loan 5.52%
Cash And Equivalents 3.47%
Convertible 2.65%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 1.13%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Government Related 0.0%
Government 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 2.23%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.0%
3% to 4% 0.0%
4% to 5% 1.27%
5% to 6% 11.24%
6% to 7% 16.91%
7% to 8% 16.16%
8% to 9% 7.36%
9% to 10% 14.22%
Greater Than 10% 7.16%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 3.42%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 3.49%
BB 13.12%
B 63.72%
Below B 16.25%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 13.62%
3-5 Years 28.08%
5-7 Years 23.39%
7-10 Years 15.56%
10-15 Years 2.77%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%

HYLD Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 18 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

HYLD Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

1 Week Return
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4 Week Return
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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of HYLD relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

HYLD Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
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Category High

As of May 06 2016

HYLD Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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Category High

As of May 06, 2016

HYLD Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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Standard Deviation
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  • 20 Day MA: $32.93
  • 60 Day MA: $32.05
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.37
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.97
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 17.01
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 13.88
  • RSI 10 Day: 77
  • RSI 20 Day: 72
  • RSI 30 Day: 67
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $32.77
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $33.43
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $32.54
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $33.34
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $32.11
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $33.43

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $33.32
  • Support Level 2: $33.28
  • Resistance Level 1: $33.44
  • Resistance Level 2: $33.52


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 45.25
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 78.50
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.41
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.12

Fact Sheet

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