VanEck High Yield Muni ETF

Price: $51.80
Change: $0.14 (-0.0%)
Category: National Munis
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Issuer VanEck
Brand VanEck
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.32%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Feb 04, 2009

Analyst Report

This fund tracks an index of municipal bonds, a slice of the bond market that is highly coveted due to its tax features. These bonds are generally free from federal taxes and in some cases, state and local income taxes as well making these funds crucial components of portfolios for those in high tax brackets. Muni bonds are used by local entities to pay for a variety of services or to make improvements to infrastructure paying for everything from new sewer systems to school renovations and bridge construction as such, they are relatively low risk instruments. With that being said, HYD targets bonds that are rated below investment grade and thus contains issues that have a much higher chance of default. Due to this, HYD pays out a yield that is far superior to any other funds in the category including MLN which targets long-dated issues. The fund also offers solid levels of diversification although not as much as other products in the segment; it holds about 100 securities in total with just 21% of assets going to the top ten holdings. Due to its reasonable level of diversification and its ultra high yield, HYD could be a decent choice for investors seeking additional current income and are willing to add more risk to their portfolios. Just make sure to use HYD sparingly and do not allocate all of your muni bond holdings to this somewhat risky fund.

ETF Database Themes

Category National Munis
Asset Class Bond
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.
Bond Type(s) High Yield Munis
Bond Duration Long-Term

FactSet Classifications

Segment Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Local Authority/Municipal High Yield
Category Government, Local Authority/Municipal
Focus High Yield
Niche Broad Maturities
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Market Value

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $46.70
  • 52 Week Hi $52.14
  • AUM $2,894.4 M
  • Shares 56.0 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 574,243
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 951,079

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database National Munis Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VTEB 0.05% $31.9 B 5 M -0.56%
Largest (AUM) MUB 0.05% $36.8 B 4 M -0.36%
Most Liquid (Volume) VTEB 0.05% $31.9 B 5 M -0.56%
Top YTD Performer HYMB 0.35% $2.5 B 1 M 1.19%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Local Authority/Municipal High Yield Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest HYMB 0.35% $2.5 B 1 M 1.19%
Largest (AUM) HYMB 0.35% $2.5 B 1 M 1.19%
Most Liquid (Volume) HYMB 0.35% $2.5 B 1 M 1.19%
Top YTD Performer HYMB 0.35% $2.5 B 1 M 1.19%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

HYD ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1401 971 866
% of Assets in Top 10 8.33% 15.43% 20.78%
% of Assets in Top 15 11.41% 19.47% 25.62%
% of Assets in Top 50 25.79% 38.20% 47.89%

Size Comparison

HYD 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

HYD 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

HYD Dividend

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

HYD ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.19 $ 0.09 $ 0.14
Dividend Date 2024-02-01 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 2.15 $ 0.92 $ 1.40
Annual Dividend Yield 4.14% 2.72% 3.88%

HYD Price and Volume Charts

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HYD Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 28.42 M 1 Month Net Flows: 25.9 M 3 Month Net Flows: -182.89 M 6 Month Net Flows: 80.99 M 1 Year Net Flows: 8.63 M 3 Year Net Flows: 124.03 M 5 Year Net Flows: 1.07 B 10 Year Net Flows: 2.7 B

HYD Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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5 Day Net AUM Change: 38.91 M
1 Month Net AUM Change: 54.94 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: -32.71 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: 162.66 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: 53.19 M
3 Year Net AUM Change: -467.16 M
5 Year Net AUM Change: 467.3 M
10 Year Net AUM Change: 2.08 B

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HYD 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 National Munis 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 VTEB
Expenses C+ VTEB

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

HYD 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

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

HYD Performance

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

HYD ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return 1.68% 0.56% 1.75%
3 Month Return 5.00% 2.97% 5.20%
YTD Return 0.70% -0.08% 0.70%
1 Year Return 6.08% 4.77% 5.93%
3 Year Return -1.87% -0.41% -0.74%
5 Year Return 0.48% 0.94% 0.55%

Geographic Exposure

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

Holdings Analysis

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

Asset Percentage
Municipal 99.12%
CASH 0.93%
Other 0.19%
Asset Backed Security 0.17%
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
Municipal 99.12%
CASH 0.93%
Other 0.19%
Asset Backed Security 0.17%

HYD Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 80.38%
20 Day Volatility 7.12%
50 Day Volatility 6.24%
200 Day Volatility 7.47%
Beta 0.38
Standard Deviation 1.11%
5 Day Volatility
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20 Day Volatility
5 of 51

50 Day Volatility
5 of 51

200 Day Volatility
6 of 51

2 of 50

Standard Deviation
2 of 50


  • 20 Day MA $51.51
  • 60 Day MA $51.09
  • MACD 15 Period 0.32
  • MACD 100 Period 1.91
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 21.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 30.01
  • RSI 10 Day 61
  • RSI 20 Day 59
  • RSI 30 Day 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator 56

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $51.08
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $52.06
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $51.02
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $52.00
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $50.57
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $52.06

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $51.73
  • Support Level 2 $51.66
  • Resistance Level 1 $51.91
  • Resistance Level 2 $52.02


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 43.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 72.55
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 51.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 74.91


  • Tracking Difference Median (%) -2.32
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) 48.30
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) -2.54
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.04
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 0.71
  • Average Spread (%) 3.16
  • Average Spread ($) 3.16

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