Current Yields of Bond ETFs

Introduction

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
GOVTiShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond ETF1.87%0.15%2.02%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF1.44%0.15%1.59%
IEFIshares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF0.80%0.15%0.95%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF0.80%0.15%0.95%
SHYBarclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF0.41%0.15%0.56%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF0.19%0.15%0.34%

Inflation Protected U.S. Treasuries

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SPIPSPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF3.26%0.12%3.38%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond Fund ETF2.47%0.20%2.67%
STIPiShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF2.56%0.06%2.62%
SCHPSchwab U.S. TIPS ETF2.43%0.05%2.48%
VTIPVanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF2.26%0.06%2.32%

Municipal Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
PZAInvesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF2.28%0.28%2.56%
ITMMarket Vectors Intermediate Municipal ETF1.94%0.24%2.18%
TFISPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond ETF1.82%0.23%2.05%
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF1.92%0.07%1.99%
SHMSPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF1.04%0.20%1.24%
SUBiShares Short-Term National Muni Bond ETF0.97%0.07%1.04%

High Yield Municipal Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
HYDMarket Vectors High Yield Municipal Index ETF3.63%0.35%3.98%
HYMBSPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF3.34%0.35%3.69%

Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
VCLTVanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF3.01%0.07%3.08%
SPLBSPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF2.95%0.07%3.02%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF2.41%0.15%2.56%
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF2.49%0.07%2.56%
IGIBiShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF2.39%0.06%2.45%
IGSBiShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF1.94%0.06%2.00%
VCSHVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF1.83%0.07%1.90%
SPIBSPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF1.76%0.07%1.83%
SPSBSPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETF1.41%0.07%1.48%

High Yield Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
USHYiShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF5.17%0.22%5.39%
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF4.98%0.30%5.28%
SJNKBarclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF4.59%0.40%4.99%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF4.56%0.40%4.96%
HYGiShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF4.44%0.49%4.93%
HYSPIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund ETF4.32%0.56%4.88%

Fallen Angel Corporate Bonds

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
ANGLMarket Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF4.33%0.35%4.68%
FALNiShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF4.30%0.25%4.55%

Mortgage Backed Securities

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SPMBSPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF2.77%0.06%2.83%
MBBiShares MBS Bonds ETF1.78%0.09%1.87%
VMBSVanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF1.37%0.07%1.44%

Leveraged Bank Loans

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
SRLNSPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF4.63%0.70%5.33%
FTSLFirst Trust Senior Loan ETF3.15%0.88%4.03%
BKLNInvesco Senior Loan Portfolio ETF3.21%0.65%3.86%

Preferred Stocks

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

SymbolDescriptionCurrent yieldFees Adjusted Yield
PGFInvesco Financial Preferred ETF4.80%0.63%5.43%
PGXInvesco Preferred Portfolio ETF4.90%0.52%5.42%
PFFiShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF4.50%0.46%4.96%
VRPInvesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF4.20%0.50%4.70%


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