What can bond ETFs do for you?

In today's market, yield is harder and harder to find. High yield bond ETFs are a popular choice, but there are other ways to seek higher yield with ETFs that you may not have considered.

Different ways to potentially
boost yields

Bond ETFs come in a variety of types and can help you access yield opportunities from around the world of investments.

Do you want to pursue yield that may exceed traditional stocks and bonds? Consider high yield bonds issued from U.S. companies, or emerging market bonds backed by the governments of developing countries, or even preferred stocks that can pay competitive dividends.

Bond ETFs make investing in these potentially higher yielding asset classes as easy as trading in stocks.

Go beyond traditional bonds for yield

Chart: Go beyond traditional bonds for yield

Source: Bloomberg Barclays, ICE, Markit, J.P. Morgan, S&P, as of 6/30/21. Yield to maturity shown. Government Bonds represented by ICE U.S. Treasury Core Bond Index. Core Bonds represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index. Investment Grade Bonds represented by the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index. Emerging Market Bonds represented by J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index. Preferred Shares represented ICE Exchange-Listed Preferred & Hybrid Securities Index. High Yield Bonds represented by Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Index. Index performance is for illustrative purposes only. Index performance does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Index performance does not represent actual iShares Fund performance. For actual fund performance, please visit www.iShares.com or www.blackrock.com.