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Invest with bond ETFs

What is a bond ETF?

A bond ETF is a portfolio of bonds that trades on an exchange like a stock. Today, investors of all types — from sophisticated institutions, financial advisors, and personal investors — are investing with bond ETFs because they make investing in bonds easy and simple.

Why iShares bond ETFs?

Bond ETFs offer many of the same potential benefits as equity ETFs, but in a new asset class.
Competitive Performance
Various iShares bond ETFs have outperformed their Morningstar fund categories across a broad range of sectors.1
Low Cost
On average, iShares bond ETFs cost 1/4 the price of active mutual funds.2
Tax Efficient
95% of iShares bond ETFs did not pay out a capital gain in 2017.3

Explore all iShares bond ETFs

iShares ETFs offer comprehensive coverage across the yield curve. Use this interactive chart to find bond ETFs by asset class, yield, and duration.

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Click on "Performance" tab below for standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end.

"Effective duration" measures the sensitivity of the price of an asset to changes in interest rates. "High Yield" yield curve represented by US Composite BB BVAL Curve. "Investment Grade" yield curve represented by US Composite BBB BVAL Curve. "Treasury" yield curve represented by US Treasury Actives Curve. All yields curves as of 3/31/18.

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What can bond ETFs do for you?

Diversify Your Equities

Diversify Your Equities

Seek to add stability to your equity allocation with bond ETFs that cover the broad market.

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Pursue More Income

Pursue More Income

Seek a higher level of income with high yield bonds, emerging market debt, or preferred stocks.

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Pursue more income
Put Your Cash to Work

Put Your Cash to Work

Try to earn a little more from your cash with short duration bond ETFs.

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Build Better Bond Ladders

Build Better Bond Ladders

Create scalable, diversified, bond ladders with ease using iShares iBonds® ETFs.

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Build Better Bond Ladders