Invest with bond ETFs

What is a bond ETF?

A bond ETF is a collection of individual bonds that trades on exchange, making investing in bonds easy and transparent1, especially during periods of market volatility. Today, investors of all types — from sophisticated institutions, financial advisors, and personal investors — are investing with bond ETFs to access the bond markets with generally better liquidity. iShares bond ETFs can help diversify your equities, pursue income or put your cash to work.

Why iShares bond ETFs?

Bond ETFs offer many of the same potential benefits as equity ETFs, but in a different asset class.
Similar to equity ETFs, many bond ETFs have delivered competitive returns relative to active strategies across a variety of sectors.
Competitive Performance
AGG has outperformed 84% of the funds in the Intermediate Core Bond category over the last five years rated against 331 funds, based on total return.2
Lower portfolio expenses with low cost index investments
Low Cost
AGG is over 94% less expensive than the average funds in its Morningstar category (0.04% vs. 0.67%).3
iShares ETFs can be tax efficient
Tax Efficient
Only 7% of iShares bond ETFs paid out a capital gain in 2019.4

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.

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Fund yields shown are as of the previous business day. 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 the fund’s name or ticker within each pop-up box above to access 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 3/31/20.

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