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.
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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||0.54%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||1.48%|
|1% to 2%||0.0%|
|2% to 3%||0.0%|
|3% to 4%||0.0%|
|4% to 5%||0.45%|
|5% to 6%||10.92%|
|6% to 7%||17.87%|
|7% to 8%||15.62%|
|8% to 9%||8.21%|
|9% to 10%||14.72%|
|Greater Than 10%||9.6%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 18 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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