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Current Yields of Bond ETFs


Every investor needs to learn to how monitor changing interest rates. Of course, changing interest rates have a direct impact on the value of fixed-income securities like bonds and preferred stocks. But changing interest rates can also have an indirect effect on stocks, and the U.S. economy as a whole. So investors should develop a good routine and set of tools to constantly monitor interest rates. One simple way to do that is to look at the current dividend yields of bond ETFs.

U.S. Treasuries

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF2.62%0.15%2.77%
IEFIshares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF2.36%0.15%2.51%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF1.98%0.15%2.13%
GOVTiShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond ETF1.87%0.15%2.02%
SHYBarclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF1.62%0.15%1.77%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF1.55%0.15%1.70%

Inflation Protected U.S. Treasuries

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
VTIPVanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF6.81%0.06%6.87%
SCHPSchwab U.S. TIPS ETF6.50%0.05%6.55%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond Fund ETF6.12%0.20%6.32%
SPIPSPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF5.94%0.12%6.06%
STIPiShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF5.42%0.06%5.48%

Municipal Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
PZAInvesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF2.47%0.28%2.75%
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF2.20%0.07%2.27%
ITMMarket Vectors Intermediate Municipal ETF1.99%0.24%2.23%
TFISPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond ETF1.93%0.23%2.16%
SUBiShares Short-Term National Muni Bond ETF1.06%0.07%1.13%
SHMSPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF0.80%0.20%1.00%

High Yield Municipal Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF6.96%0.35%7.31%
HYDMarket Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF3.91%0.35%4.26%

Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SPLBSPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF4.41%0.07%4.48%
VCLTVanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF4.20%0.07%4.27%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF3.39%0.15%3.54%
IGIBiShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF3.14%0.06%3.20%
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF3.07%0.07%3.14%
SPIBSPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF2.88%0.07%2.95%
SPSBSPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETF2.29%0.07%2.36%
IGSBiShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF2.27%0.06%2.33%
VCSHVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF2.18%0.07%2.25%

High Yield Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF6.25%0.40%6.65%
SJNKBarclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF6.23%0.40%6.63%
USHYiShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF6.35%0.22%6.57%
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF5.87%0.30%6.17%
HYGiShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF5.57%0.49%6.06%
HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund ETF5.39%0.56%5.95%

Fallen Angel Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
FALNiShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF5.13%0.25%5.38%
ANGLMarket Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF4.76%0.35%5.11%

Mortgage Backed Securities

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SPMBSPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF2.67%0.06%2.73%
MBBiShares MBS Bonds ETF2.49%0.09%2.58%
VMBSVanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF2.50%0.07%2.57%

Leveraged Bank Loans

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SRLNSPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF6.12%0.70%6.82%
FTSLFirst Trust Senior Loan ETF5.26%0.88%6.14%
BKLNInvesco Senior Loan Portfolio ETF5.32%0.65%5.97%

Preferred Stocks

These are not "bonds" but let's see what their yields are for comparison purposes:

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
PFFiShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF6.08%0.46%6.54%
PGXInvesco Preferred Portfolio ETF5.89%0.52%6.41%
PGFInvesco Financial Preferred ETF5.59%0.63%6.22%
VRPInvesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF5.26%0.50%5.76%

All data is a live query from our database. The wording was last updated: 09/01/2020.

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