PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund

Price: $90.87
Change: $0.27 (-0.0%)
Category: Total Bond Market
Last Updated:


Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.58%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Feb 29, 2012
Index Tracked ACTIVE - No Index

Analyst Report

This ETF offers a way for investors to access one of the most successful bond fund managers of all time, as BOND (formerly known as TRXT) is essentially an exchange-traded version of PIMCO’s Total Return mutual fund. Benchmarked against the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index, BOND will generally contain a broad-based basket of investment grade U.S. debt securities. As such, BOND will likely have appeal as a core holding in many long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. There are several ETFs that seek to passively replicate the index against which BOND is benchmarked; funds such as BND, AGG, LAG, and SCHZ might be more appealing options for those who believe that active managers are not able to consistently generate alpha over the long term. It should be noted that BOND charges about 45 basis points more in annual fees than the cheapest of those ETFs, meaning that the PIMCO fund must beat its benchmark by close to 55 basis points annually to justify the higher fees.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Bond
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.
Bond Type(s) Total Bond Market
Bond Duration Long-Term

FactSet Classifications

Segment Fixed Income: Global - Broad Market, Broad-based
Category Broad Market, Broad-based
Focus Broad Credit
Niche Broad Maturities
Strategy Active
Weighting Scheme Proprietary

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $82.84
  • 52 Week Hi $91.68
  • AUM $4,249.6 M
  • Shares 46.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 277,426
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 251,125

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Total Bond Market Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BKAG 0.00% $1.8 B 128,403 -1.39%
Largest (AUM) AGG 0.03% $107.9 B 9 M -1.33%
Most Liquid (Volume) AGG 0.03% $107.9 B 9 M -1.33%
Top YTD Performer PCEF 3.08% $751.0 M 137,264 7.24%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Fixed Income: Global - Broad Market, Broad-based Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest GRNB 0.20% $93.0 M 13,711 0.05%
Largest (AUM) FBND 0.36% $9.3 B 1 M -0.82%
Most Liquid (Volume) FBND 0.36% $9.3 B 1 M -0.82%
Top YTD Performer AFIF 1.09% $104.1 M 54,927 2.76%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

BOND ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1038 1417 530
% of Assets in Top 10 35.64% 35.71% 45.82%
% of Assets in Top 15 44.12% 40.12% 49.84%
% of Assets in Top 50 67.97% 57.70% 64.12%

Size Comparison

BOND ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A N/A N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A N/A N/A
Small (>600M) N/A N/A N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A N/A N/A

BOND Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

BOND Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

BOND ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.38 $ 0.18 $ 0.15
Dividend Date 2024-05-01 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 4.03 $ 1.91 $ 1.30
Annual Dividend Yield 4.44% 4.56% 3.97%

BOND Price and Volume Charts

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BOND Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 25.44 M 1 Month Net Flows: 66.97 M 3 Month Net Flows: 147.33 M 6 Month Net Flows: 464.54 M 1 Year Net Flows: 882.22 M 3 Year Net Flows: 749.14 M 5 Year Net Flows: 2.61 B 10 Year Net Flows: 1.55 B

BOND Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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5 Day Net AUM Change: 83.79 M
1 Month Net AUM Change: 113.75 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: 162.27 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: 560.79 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: 825.84 M
3 Year Net AUM Change: 67.15 M
5 Year Net AUM Change: 2 B
10 Year Net AUM Change: 864.29 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BOND 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 ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Total Bond Market 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- AGG
Expenses C+ BKAG

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

BOND Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Ordinary income
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

BOND does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

BOND Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers. Returns over 1 year are annualized.

BOND ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return 2.48% 1.80% 1.75%
3 Month Return 1.27% 1.08% 0.88%
YTD Return -0.13% 0.27% -0.05%
1 Year Return 3.54% 4.52% 2.68%
3 Year Return -2.77% -0.85% -0.63%
5 Year Return 0.25% 0.62% 0.29%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of BOND's underlying holdings.

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of BOND's underlying holdings.

Asset Percentage
Mortgage Backed Security 43.93%
Corporate 22.25%
Asset Backed Security 17.53%
Sovereign 9.42%
Other 5.55%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 1.81%
Municipal 0.69%
Bank Loan 0.17%
Preferred 0.0%
CASH -1.55%
Bond Sector Percentage
Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 0.0%
7-10 Years 0.0%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%
Asset Percentage
Mortgage Backed Security 43.93%
Corporate 22.25%
Asset Backed Security 17.53%
Sovereign 9.42%
Other 5.55%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 1.81%
Municipal 0.69%
Bank Loan 0.17%
Preferred 0.0%
CASH -1.55%

BOND Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 67.13%
20 Day Volatility 4.88%
50 Day Volatility 5.65%
200 Day Volatility 5.80%
Beta 0.18
Standard Deviation 2.11%
5 Day Volatility
24 of 124

20 Day Volatility
29 of 124

50 Day Volatility
30 of 124

200 Day Volatility
31 of 124

56 of 122

Standard Deviation
3 of 123


  • 20 Day MA $89.87
  • 60 Day MA $90.10
  • MACD 15 Period 0.69
  • MACD 100 Period 0.66
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 38.28
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 17.19
  • RSI 10 Day 63
  • RSI 20 Day 58
  • RSI 30 Day 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator 60

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $89.87
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $91.28
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $88.24
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $91.46
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $88.15
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $91.21

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $90.79
  • Support Level 2 $90.72
  • Resistance Level 1 $90.98
  • Resistance Level 2 $91.10


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 44.14
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 71.96
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 57.03
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 73.74


  • Tracking Difference Median (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) n/a
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.02
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 0.24
  • Average Spread (%) 2.82
  • Average Spread ($) 2.82

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