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  • ETF
  • HYS
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.0 (0.0%)
    Time: 04/24/19
    Previous Close: $100.50
  • Category
  • High Yield Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $92.59
  • 52 Week Hi: $100.57
  • AUM: $1,695.1 M
  • Shares: 16.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 294,330
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 281,171

Alternative ETFs in the High Yield Bonds Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest CJNK 0.15% $70.5 M 32,351 7.17%
Largest (AUM) HYG 0.49% $17,000.0 M 18,530,856 8.36%
Most Liquid (Volume) HYG 0.49% $17,000.0 M 18,530,856 8.36%
Top YTD Performer BSJQ 0.42% $12.7 M 7,360 10.54%

Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several products that offers exposure to junk bonds, an asset class that has historically exhibited equity like returns with relatively low volatility. Because most broad-based bond ETFs focus only on the investment grade side of the market, funds such as HYS can be useful for rounding out the fixed income side of a long-term portfolio. This ETF could also be appealing to those looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards high yield debt. Unlike other products in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category such as JNK or HYG, this ETF focuses on short-term debt. That focus may be appealing for investors concerned about rising interest rates; the lower the effective duration, the lower the impact of rate changes on the value of the related fixed income securities. The elimination of some interest rate risk may translate into a reduction of yields as well; HYS may exhibit return metrics that are lower than other more broadly-based funds. For investors looking to beef up current returns but concerned about the impact of rising rates, this ETF might be a useeful tool for fine tuning fixed income exposure. This ETF is among the more expensive choices for high yield debt exposure, though the deltas in expense ratios are relatively small throughout this ETFdb Category. Investors seeking to fine tune exposure and capture a yield experience more similar to an individual bond may like the BulletShares products from Guggenheim, while those who would prefer to achieve junk bond exposure through an experienced manager might like HYLD.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HYS 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.

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HYS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses C+ n/a

HYS In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its Category.

HYS Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 23, 2019

All 277 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 21 of 58
Category Low HYGH (2)
Category High USHY (1728)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 32 of 58
Category Low PGHY (3.70%)
Category High SRLN (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 25 of 58
Category Low PGHY (5.47%)
Category High SRLN (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 29 of 58
Category Low GHYG (13.16%)
Category High FTSL (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Corporate debt 100.0%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate 100.0%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Senior Note 76.56%
Corporate Note 22.97%
Corporate Secured Bond 0.22%
Corporate Senior Subordinated Note 0.19%
Other 0.05%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.19%
3% to 4% 4.27%
4% to 5% 18.54%
5% to 6% 24.54%
6% to 7% 25.95%
7% to 8% 9.37%
8% to 9% 7.53%
9% to 10% 6.62%
Greater Than 10% 2.99%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 0.0%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 1.42%
BB 37.31%
B 39.29%
Below B 20.64%
Not Rated 0.27%
In Default 1.08%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 8.55%
1-3 Years 49.45%
3-5 Years 41.94%
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 0.05%

HYS Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 49 of 58
Category Low HYLB (0.15%)
Category High FWDB (1.41%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 22 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

HYS ESG Themes and Scores

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

HYS Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 14 of 55
Category Low USHY (-16.52%)
Category High ANGL (0.66%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 35 of 58
Category Low USHY (-15.44%)
Category High HYND (2.46%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 31 of 58
Category Low USHY (-12.71%)
Category High FALN (5.93%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 33 of 58
Category Low USHY (-11.88%)
Category High BSJQ (7.36%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 32 of 58
Category Low USHY (-9.64%)
Category High BSJQ (10.54%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 23 of 51
Category Low USHY (-11.64%)
Category High WFHY (9.65%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 11 of 34
Category Low WBII (7.79%)
Category High HYLD (31.19%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 9 of 26
Category Low HYXU (-4.83%)
Category High ANGL (38.24%)

HYS Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 15 of 18
‑$20.1 M
Category Low HYG (‑$389.9 M)
Category High USHY ($175.4 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 37 of 39
‑$35.2 M
Category Low BKLN (‑$396.6 M)
Category High HYG ($1,021.7 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 7 of 49
$262.0 M
Category Low BKLN (‑$340.9 M)
Category High HYG ($2,491.4 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 8 of 53
$139.6 M
Category High HYG ($2,880.0 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 7 of 49
$379.9 M
Category Low BKLN (‑$582.0 M)
Category High HYG ($2,792.5 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 14 of 54
$34.7 M
Category High HYG ($2,660.4 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 51 of 54
‑$305.4 M
Category Low JNK (‑$3,230.1 M)
Category High HYLB ($2,680.4 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 54 of 54
‑$2,834.2 M
Category Low HYS (‑$2,834.2 M)
Category High HYG ($4,727.5 M)

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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 HYS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

HYS Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low WBII (-9899.0)
Category High YLD (14.85)

HYS Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 38 of 58
Category Low IHYD (2.17%)
Category High HYGV (7.53%)

HYS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 12 of 58
Category Low BOND (0.78%)
Category High USHY (125.14%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 46 of 58
Category Low BSJJ (0.73%)
Category High USHY (62.59%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 37 of 58
Category Low BSJJ (0.81%)
Category High USHY (40.36%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 38 of 58
Category Low BOND (2.26%)
Category High USHY (29.21%)
Rank: 31 of 58
Category Low BOND (0.01)
Category High WBII (24.61)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 3 of 49
Category Low SNLN (0.19%)
Category High BOND (1.86%)


  • 20 Day MA: $100.11
  • 60 Day MA: $99.05
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.24
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.83
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 16.94
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 5.09
  • RSI 10 Day: 71
  • RSI 20 Day: 69
  • RSI 30 Day: 67
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 49

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $100.21
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $100.56
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $99.44
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $100.76
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $98.69
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.86

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $100.44
  • Support Level 2: $100.37
  • Resistance Level 1: $100.57
  • Resistance Level 2: $100.63


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.90
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 64.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.08
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 59.71

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