PIMCO Active Bond ETF

Price: $109.70
Change: $0.09 (0.0%)
Category: Total Bond Market
Last Updated:


Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.57%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Mar 01, 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 $107.38
  • 52 Week Hi $111.76
  • AUM $4,283.2 M
  • Shares 39.0 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 172,773
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 148,302

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Total Bond Market Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BKAG 0.00% $179.0 M 37,976 -1.86%
Largest (AUM) AGG 0.04% $88.6 B 5 M -2.08%
Most Liquid (Volume) BND 0.04% $82.5 B 5 M -2.21%
Top YTD Performer PCEF 2.34% $960.5 M 145,150 14.69%

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% $99.1 M 14,018 -2.65%
Largest (AUM) FIXD 0.56% $5.3 B 425,674 -1.34%
Most Liquid (Volume) FIXD 0.56% $5.3 B 425,674 -1.34%
Top YTD Performer SDEF 0.61% $12.6 M 6,761 8.49%

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 1087 1471 433
% of Assets in Top 10 36.91% 36.13% 48.03%
% of Assets in Top 15 40.50% 41.19% 51.74%
% of Assets in Top 50 51.45% 59.46% 66.09%

Size Comparison

BOND ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A 0.00% N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A 0.04% N/A
Small (>600M) N/A 0.61% N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A 0.44% 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 $ 0.24 $ 0.07 $ 0.06
Dividend Date 2021-10-01 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 2.82 $ 0.98 $ 0.88
Annual Dividend Yield 2.57% 2.07% 2.30%

BOND Price and Volume Chart

BOND Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 27.64 M 3 Month Net Flows: 89 M 6 Month Net Flows: 116.27 M 1 Year Net Flows: 576.5 M 3 Year Net Flows: 2.25 B 5 Year Net Flows: 1.77 B 10 Year Net Flows: 4.15 B

BOND Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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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- n/a
Expenses C n/a

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.

BOND ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -0.86% -0.61% -0.57%
3 Month Return -1.21% -0.82% -0.70%
YTD Return -1.14% -0.55% -0.38%
1 Year Return 0.66% 1.04% 0.68%
3 Year Return 18.12% 10.75% 9.22%
5 Year Return 19.59% 7.38% 5.35%

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
Corporate 30.71%
Sovereign 23.26%
Asset Backed Security 18.39%
Mortgage Backed Security 17.29%
Other 4.82%
Preferred 2.56%
Municipal 1.42%
CASH 0.9%
Bank Loan 0.47%
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
Corporate 30.71%
Sovereign 23.26%
Asset Backed Security 18.39%
Mortgage Backed Security 17.29%
Other 4.82%
Preferred 2.56%
Municipal 1.42%
CASH 0.9%
Bank Loan 0.47%

BOND Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
58 of 90

20 Day Volatility
35 of 90

50 Day Volatility
42 of 90

200 Day Volatility
48 of 90

39 of 90

Standard Deviation
11 of 89


  • 20 Day MA $110.07
  • 60 Day MA $110.82
  • MACD 15 Period -0.25
  • MACD 100 Period -0.91
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 79.86
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 86.02
  • RSI 10 Day 37
  • RSI 20 Day 39
  • RSI 30 Day 42
  • Ultimate Oscillator 32

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $109.46
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $110.35
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $109.45
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $110.72
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $109.21
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $111.76

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $109.62
  • Support Level 2 $109.54
  • Resistance Level 1 $109.79
  • Resistance Level 2 $109.87


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 40.75
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 22.33
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 40.71
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 26.82

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