|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
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.
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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
|Corporate Senior Note||82.69%|
|Corporate Senior Subordinated Note||0.25%|
|Corporate Secured Bond||0.24%|
|Corporate Preferred Stock||0.19%|
|0% to 1%||0.1%|
|1% to 2%||0.0%|
|2% to 3%||0.3%|
|3% to 4%||4.02%|
|4% to 5%||16.05%|
|5% to 6%||32.58%|
|6% to 7%||21.21%|
|7% to 8%||12.07%|
|8% to 9%||7.46%|
|9% to 10%||3.59%|
|Greater Than 10%||2.61%|
|Less Than 1 Year||5.24%|
|N/A or Unknown||0.19%|
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 15 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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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.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.