This ETF is designed to deliver daily inverse exposure to an index comprised of junk bonds, an asset class that generally delivers high expected returns and features considerable risk of default. As such, SJB probably isn't that useful for investors looking to build a portfolio for the long run; this ETF is more useful as a tool for implementing a tactical bet against the junk bond sector. Those looking to bet against the investment grade bond market may prefer SAGG, while IGS offers an easy way to establish a short position in investment grade corporate debt. Investors should be aware that SJB features a daily reset of exposure, meaning that it will deliver -100% returns of the underlying index for a single trading period only. This fund may still be useful for establishing a short position over a longer period of time, but investors should understand the nuances of compounding returns and be prepared to monitor / rebalance this position as necessary. It should also be noted that there are some differences between using an inverse ETF and shorting a traditional long ETF; the potential for loss and volatility will differ between these two strategies.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SJB 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 Inverse 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.
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 3 other ETFs in the Inverse 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.
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 SJB 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.