Corporate Bond ETFs



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Corporate bond ETFs CAN be a good way to expose yourself to corporate debt in a diversified fashion.

There is one major caveat to corporate bond etfs, it is possible to lose money permanently even if there is no defaults on the underlying bond. This is because the fund is constantly rolling over and the NAV may be under what the ETF price is. Any time you cash out, the bonds are not expiring, so you may be cashing out before they are redeemed.

That being said, if you time it correctly, these ETFs have made some investors a lot of money in the past. Keep in mind that we are not recommending any of these items. Some of the funds are long focused, short term focused or other.

Complete list of Corporate Bond ETFs in Canada

Note: Many of the Canadian bond fundshold american bonds. Do your own due dilligence and read our standard disclaimer at the bottom.

Corporate Bonds available to Canadians
ETF SYM TYPE NAT
Canadian Corporate Bonds      

BMO High Yield US Corporate Bond Hedged to CAD Index ETF

ZHY US Junk Bonds
BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF ZCS Canadian Short Term Corporate Bond ETF
 Claymore 1-5 Yr Laddered Corporate Bond ETF CBO Canadian Short to Medium Term Corporate Bond ETF
iShares CDN Corporate Bond Index Fund XCB Canadian Corporate Bond ETF
BMO LONG CORPORATE BOND INDEX ETF ZLC Long Term Canadian Corporate Bonds
CLAYMORE ADVANTAGED HY BOND ETF CHB Junk Bonds
       
US Corporate Bonds      
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond JNK Corporate Bond - High Yield Junk  
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd HYG Corporate Bond - High Yield Junk  
PowerShares High Yield Corporate Bond PHB Corporate Bond - High Yield Junk  
iShares iBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bond LQD Corporate Bond - General  
SPDR Barclays Cptl Interm Term Crdt Bd ITR Corporate Bond - General  
SPDR Barclays Capital Long Crdt Term Bd LWC Corporate Bond - General  
SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond CWB Convertible Bond  
SPDR Barclays Capital Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF SCPB Short Term Corporate  
Inter-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCIT Medium Term Corporate  
Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCLT Long Term Corporate  
Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCSH Short Term Corporate