Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Fixed Income
ETF: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG)

In the last 10 years, the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF obtained a 5.69% compound annual return, with a 7.29% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 5.73% compound annual return, with a 9.58% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 4.96% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Bond
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.
  • Bond - Duration: Intermediate-Term

The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author ETF Weight
Edge Select Moderately Conservative Merrill Lynch 5.0%
Edge Select Conservative Merrill Lynch 4.0%
Edge Select Moderate Merrill Lynch 4.0%
Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Merrill Lynch 3.0%
Edge Select Aggressive Merrill Lynch 1.0%
Conservative Income Charles Schwab 7.0%
Family Taxable Portfolio Ted Aronson 5.0%
Gone Fishin' Portfolio Alexander Green 10.0%
Dynamic 40/60 Income 20.0%
Dynamic 60/40 Income 20.0%
Aggressive Global Income 20.0%
High Yield Bonds Income 25.0%

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+0.61%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+2.05%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+3.98%
0.00%
6 - 0
YTD
+3.33%
-0.63%
Jan 2021 - Feb 2021
6 - 2
1Y
+8.30%
3.86%
-0.93%
Sep 2020 - Sep 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+5.78%
annualized
8.72%
-11.61%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
23 - 13
5Y
+5.47%
annualized
6.93%
-11.61%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
42 - 18
10Y
+5.69%
annualized
7.29%
-11.61%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
82 - 38
MAX
01 Jan 1979
+7.90%
annualized
8.35%
-30.84%
Jun 2007 - Nov 2008
369 - 143

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+8.27% +44.82%
Dec 2008 - Nov 2009
-29.10%
Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
14.37%
2 Years
+8.14% +28.82%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-14.75%
Dec 2006 - Nov 2008
6.75%
3 Years
+8.16% +21.42%
Nov 1990 - Oct 1993
-7.69%
Dec 2005 - Nov 2008
2.31%
5 Years
+8.07% +19.83%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1986
-2.37%
Dec 2003 - Nov 2008
1.10%
7 Years
+7.97% +16.51%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1988
+0.42%
Dec 2001 - Nov 2008
0.00%
10 Years
+7.82% +13.36%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1991
+0.81%
Dec 1998 - Nov 2008
0.00%
15 Years
+7.64% +12.86%
Oct 1981 - Sep 1996
+3.43%
Dec 1993 - Nov 2008
0.00%
20 Years
+7.47% +11.01%
Apr 1980 - Mar 2000
+4.93%
Jan 1999 - Dec 2018
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
1.08
74%
0.58
72%
0.17
60%
1.39
79%
0.38
67%
0.64
72%
0.93
81%
0.40
70%
-0.17
62%
0.34
69%
0.91
74%
1.32
83%
Best
Year
4.9
2019
5.3
1991
3.6
1991
13.8
2009
5.5
1980
4.7
2012
6.9
2009
8.2
1982
5.8
2009
8.5
2011
13.5
1981
16.8
2008
Worst
Year
-2.1
1990
-9.7
2009
-10.0
2020
-2.9
1987
-4.7
2010
-3.7
2008
-3.8
2002
-5.0
1990
-10.7
2008
-11.5
2008
-7.1
2008
-3.6
1981

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Investing in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+3.33% -0.4 -0.3 1.2 0.6 0.0 1.3 0.1 0.6
2020
+4.48% -0.5 -1.3 -10.0 4.9 3.0 -0.6 5.1 0.0 -0.9 0.4 3.4 2.0
2019
+14.09% 4.9 1.2 1.3 1.0 -1.9 3.2 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.6 1.9
2018
-2.03% 0.1 -0.9 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.7 0.7 0.5 -2.0 -0.4 -2.1
2017
+6.07% 0.9 1.5 -0.1 0.8 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.3
2016
+13.41% -1.6 1.5 2.5 3.1 0.2 1.8 1.3 2.0 1.1 -1.0 0.0 1.8
2015
-5.03% 0.7 2.2 -1.0 0.9 0.4 -1.9 -0.5 -1.5 -3.0 3.2 -2.5 -2.0
2014
+1.90% 0.4 2.3 -0.1 0.4 1.2 0.6 -2.4 2.4 -2.0 1.1 -1.1 -0.8
2013
+5.75% 0.3 0.9 0.9 2.1 -2.6 -1.7 2.9 -1.3 0.8 2.5 0.5 0.4
2012
+11.66% 1.5 2.1 -1.0 1.1 -3.2 4.7 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.4
2011
+6.77% 1.7 1.4 0.0 1.6 0.1 -0.6 0.4 -2.7 -5.3 8.5 -2.4 4.6
2010
+11.89% -1.8 1.9 2.1 1.9 -4.7 1.1 5.2 -1.0 3.7 1.8 -1.3 2.8
2009
+28.57% -1.0 -9.7 1.9 13.8 2.9 3.3 6.9 -1.7 5.8 -0.5 1.7 3.7
2008
-17.58% -1.8 -1.9 1.0 3.4 -0.5 -3.7 0.6 -0.9 -10.7 -11.5 -7.1 16.8
2007
+2.04% 0.6 1.5 0.1 1.2 0.6 -2.3 -3.3 1.8 2.8 0.5 -1.9 0.5
2006
+8.24% 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 0.8 1.4 1.3 0.9 1.6 0.9
2005
+2.77% -0.2 1.2 -2.7 -0.6 1.9 1.2 0.9 0.3 -0.6 -0.5 0.9 0.9
2004
+8.52% 0.9 0.3 0.8 -0.7 -1.6 1.3 1.1 1.9 1.2 1.7 0.3 1.1
2003
+17.20% 1.6 1.3 1.4 3.6 0.3 1.9 -1.6 0.8 2.1 1.5 1.1 2.1
2002
+1.73% 0.8 -0.8 1.4 1.5 -0.4 -2.9 -3.8 2.0 -1.4 0.2 4.4 1.1
2001
+2.90% 4.8 0.7 -1.3 -0.1 0.8 -2.8 1.2 0.9 -4.8 1.6 2.8 -0.7
2000
-0.88% -0.8 0.1 -0.9 0.7 -1.2 2.5 1.2 1.6 -1.4 -1.8 -3.5 2.7
1999
+2.49% 1.6 -0.7 0.8 1.3 -1.5 -0.6 0.1 -1.0 0.0 0.1 1.7 0.7
1998
+5.62% 1.9 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 -3.9 1.6 -1.6 4.2 0.0
1997
+11.91% 0.8 1.4 -1.9 1.1 2.6 1.2 2.4 -0.1 1.6 0.4 0.7 1.4
1996
+9.55% 1.2 0.1 -0.9 -0.2 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.4 2.1 0.8 2.0 1.1
1995
+19.15% 1.4 2.9 0.9 2.4 2.5 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.6
1994
-1.71% 2.2 -0.9 -4.4 -1.6 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.9 -0.1 0.1 -1.0 1.5
1993
+18.24% 2.8 2.2 1.5 0.9 1.3 2.3 0.9 1.1 0.4 2.6 0.0 1.0
1992
+14.24% 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.6 1.5 1.2 2.2 1.2 1.2 -2.5 1.9 1.3
1991
+29.01% 0.7 5.3 3.6 3.1 0.5 1.8 2.4 1.7 1.8 2.3 1.1 1.6
1990
-5.85% -2.1 -1.8 1.7 0.2 2.4 1.6 1.9 -5.0 -6.1 -2.0 2.3 1.3
1989
+1.89% 1.6 0.6 -0.5 -0.4 1.8 1.7 0.3 0.3 -1.3 -1.9 0.3 -0.5
1988
+13.56% 3.6 3.0 -0.4 0.6 -0.1 2.0 1.0 0.2 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.8
1987
+2.65% 3.7 1.9 0.7 -2.9 -1.0 1.7 0.3 0.6 -3.7 -3.5 3.1 2.1
1986
+16.86% 0.9 4.0 2.0 1.4 0.9 1.2 0.1 1.7 0.2 2.5 0.4 0.4
1985
+21.99% 3.5 0.1 0.5 1.4 4.1 1.7 0.3 1.3 0.9 0.5 2.6 3.2
1984
+7.74% 2.4 -1.3 -1.0 -1.8 -3.9 1.1 3.2 1.3 2.7 3.7 1.0 0.3
1983
+15.87% 3.6 2.7 2.3 3.5 -1.3 -0.7 -0.7 1.2 2.4 1.5 0.6 -0.1
1982
+27.09% -0.8 1.2 1.6 2.5 2.7 -2.0 3.5 8.2 1.7 2.6 2.8 0.6
1981
+9.29% 0.5 -0.6 2.5 -1.5 1.3 2.2 -1.4 -2.2 -3.9 3.2 13.5 -3.6
1980
+3.16% -0.5 -3.8 -1.6 5.8 5.5 1.5 -1.4 -2.7 -0.7 1.1 0.1 0.1
1979
+5.57% 3.3 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 -1.0 -5.8 1.9 1.4

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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