Fixed Income ETF Cheat Sheet

by on June 9, 2014

Fixed income exposure has been a staple for many investors, as historically these products have offered steady sources of current income as well as relatively low levels of risk. Often referred to as the “safe haven” asset class, bonds have typically been the go-to investment for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. In recent years, ETFs have become increasingly popular tools for accessing the fixed income corner of the market [see Yield Curve 101: The Ultimate Guide for ETF Investors].

Investors now have over 200 fixed income products to choose from, including broad-based “total market” bond ETFs to hyper targeted funds, as well as leveraged and inverse fixed income exposure. 

Below, we’ve created a handy tool to help investors sift through the fixed income space. Click on the buttons to see which ETFs are the cheapest, most liquid, which performed best in 2013, as well as which funds offer more hyper-targeted exposure.

Be sure to check out our ETFdb Screener to find funds in other categories!

Municipal Bond ETFs

Corporate Bond ETFs

Government Bond ETFs

High Yield Bond ETFs