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iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Feb 24, 2024

The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) is a passively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the performance of the U.S. investment-grade bond market, including both government and corporate bonds. It is considered a leading benchmark for the bond market, including a wide range of bond types and maturities.

The AGG ETF was launched on September 22, 2003, and is managed by BlackRock. It has a relatively low expense ratio of 0.05%.

The AGG ETF is considered a core holding for many investors, as it provides broad exposure to the U.S. bond market and can help to diversify a portfolio. It is suitable for investors looking for a low-cost way to gain exposure to the bond market and who want to use it to manage risk in their portfolios.

Summary

ETF Info

ISINUS4642872265
CUSIP464287226
IssueriShares
Inception DateSep 22, 2003
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryTotal Bond Market
Index TrackedBarclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassBond

Expense Ratio

The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF has an expense ratio of 0.05% which is considered to be low.


0.05%
0.00%2.15%

Share Price Chart


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Performance

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
3.28%
15.51%
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

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iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF

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Return

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF had a return of -1.63% year-to-date (YTD) and 2.93% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF had an annualized return of 1.45%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.70%, indicating that iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date-1.63%6.69%
1 month-0.11%4.52%
6 months3.29%15.50%
1 year2.93%26.83%
5 years (annualized)0.47%12.76%
10 years (annualized)1.45%10.70%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024-0.15%
2023-0.02%-0.63%-2.59%-1.57%4.59%3.70%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

This table presents risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) and compares them with a selected benchmark (^GSPC). These performance indicators assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.


Sharpe ratioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
AGG
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
0.45
^GSPC
S&P 500
2.23

Sharpe Ratio

The current iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.45. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio0.000.501.001.502.00SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
0.45
2.23
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividend History

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF granted a 3.24% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $3.16 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$3.16$3.11$2.32$2.02$2.53$3.04$3.15$2.54$2.59$2.65$2.64$2.47

Dividend yield

3.24%3.13%2.39%1.77%2.14%2.70%2.96%2.32%2.39%2.45%2.40%2.32%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024$0.00
2023$0.00$0.25$0.23$0.25$0.25$0.26$0.25$0.26$0.26$0.26$0.28$0.56
2022$0.00$0.16$0.16$0.16$0.18$0.19$0.19$0.20$0.20$0.21$0.22$0.45
2021$0.00$0.19$0.19$0.17$0.17$0.17$0.16$0.17$0.17$0.18$0.18$0.28
2020$0.00$0.24$0.24$0.25$0.24$0.21$0.22$0.21$0.20$0.20$0.19$0.33
2019$0.00$0.27$0.27$0.26$0.26$0.26$0.25$0.26$0.26$0.26$0.25$0.44
2018$0.00$0.24$0.24$0.24$0.24$0.25$0.23$0.25$0.23$0.25$0.51$0.46
2017$0.00$0.22$0.22$0.22$0.24$0.23$0.23$0.23$0.23$0.23$0.23$0.27
2016$0.00$0.23$0.22$0.22$0.21$0.22$0.21$0.21$0.21$0.20$0.21$0.45
2015$0.00$0.18$0.19$0.21$0.21$0.21$0.22$0.21$0.22$0.21$0.21$0.59
2014$0.00$0.21$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.21$0.20$0.20$0.19$0.19$0.19$0.65
2013$0.21$0.21$0.26$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.19$0.19$0.41

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
-11.58%
0
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF was 18.43%, occurring on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not yet recovered.

The current iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF drawdown is 11.58%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-18.43%Aug 5, 2020558Oct 20, 2022
-12.84%Sep 10, 200823Oct 10, 200845Dec 15, 200868
-9.58%Mar 9, 20208Mar 18, 202045May 21, 202053
-5.14%May 3, 201387Sep 5, 2013173May 14, 2014260
-4.65%Mar 25, 200432May 10, 200487Sep 14, 2004119

Volatility Chart

The current iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF volatility is 2.13%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


1.00%2.00%3.00%4.00%5.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
2.13%
3.90%
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)