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

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Jan 28, 2023

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.

ETF Info

ISINUS4642872265
CUSIP464287226
IssueriShares
Inception DateSep 22, 2003
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryTotal Bond Market
Expense Ratio0.05%
Index TrackedBarclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassBond

Trading Data

Previous Close$100.08
Year Range$92.78 - $109.11
EMA (50)$98.59
EMA (200)$99.97
Average Volume$8.08M
Assets Under Management$65.36B

AGGShare Price Chart


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AGGPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $13,586 for a total return of roughly 35.86%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-2.69%
-1.17%
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGGCompare to other instruments

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AGGReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
YTD3.19%6.02%
1M2.90%6.30%
6M-2.34%-0.05%
1Y-7.85%-6.42%
5Y0.84%7.22%
10Y1.42%10.51%

AGGMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-2.00%-1.15%-2.81%-3.81%0.76%-1.55%2.54%-3.04%-4.14%-1.28%3.81%-0.64%
2021-0.74%-1.52%-1.15%0.73%0.20%0.83%1.12%-0.20%-0.92%-0.01%0.27%-0.36%
20202.03%1.59%-0.53%1.72%0.67%0.66%1.33%-0.82%-0.10%-0.56%1.21%0.09%
20190.91%-0.11%2.12%-0.20%1.91%1.10%0.18%2.78%-0.61%0.21%-0.03%-0.05%
2018-1.12%-1.01%0.67%-0.94%0.66%0.10%-0.03%0.57%-0.62%-0.64%0.77%1.98%
20170.21%0.65%-0.05%0.91%0.69%-0.02%0.33%0.94%-0.57%0.10%-0.15%0.48%
20161.24%0.89%0.87%0.26%0.01%1.93%0.55%-0.22%0.05%-0.82%-2.57%0.25%
20152.05%-0.89%0.37%-0.32%-0.44%-1.08%0.86%-0.34%0.81%0.07%-0.39%-0.19%
20141.54%0.38%-0.15%0.82%1.18%-0.06%-0.25%1.15%-0.61%1.06%0.66%0.15%
2013-0.62%0.59%0.10%0.97%-2.00%-1.57%0.27%-0.83%1.12%0.83%-0.25%-0.56%
20120.73%-0.01%-0.57%0.91%1.08%-0.02%1.36%0.00%0.26%-0.05%0.27%-0.24%
2011-0.09%0.29%-0.22%1.57%1.24%-0.45%1.69%1.52%0.77%0.13%-0.33%1.36%
20101.30%0.20%-0.01%0.97%1.08%1.77%0.86%1.29%0.01%0.15%-0.84%-0.68%

AGGSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.95. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-2.00-1.50-1.00-0.500.00SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-0.95
-0.27
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGGDividend History

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF granted a 2.09% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.09 per share.


PeriodTTM2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$2.09$2.09$2.02$2.53$3.04$3.15$2.54$2.59$2.65$2.64$2.47$3.27$3.49$3.95

Dividend yield

2.09%2.16%1.82%2.24%2.88%3.24%2.62%2.77%2.90%2.90%2.88%3.74%4.14%5.05%

AGGMonthly 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
2022$0.00$0.16$0.16$0.16$0.18$0.19$0.19$0.20$0.20$0.21$0.22$0.23
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$0.00$0.21$0.21$0.26$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.20$0.19$0.19$0.41
2012$0.00$0.28$0.28$0.24$0.23$0.24$0.22$0.22$0.22$0.21$0.24$0.90
2011$0.00$0.32$0.29$0.31$0.32$0.31$0.30$0.30$0.23$0.22$0.29$0.61
2010$0.33$0.32$0.32$0.31$0.32$0.31$0.29$0.30$0.26$0.28$0.90

AGGDrawdowns Chart

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


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-12.01%
-15.14%
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGGWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF is 18.43%, recorded on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-18.43%Aug 5, 2020558Oct 20, 2022
-9.58%Mar 9, 20208Mar 18, 202045May 21, 202053
-5.14%May 3, 201387Sep 5, 2013173May 14, 2014260
-4.5%Jul 11, 2016112Dec 15, 2016178Aug 31, 2017290
-3.52%Nov 5, 201067Feb 10, 201160May 9, 2011127
-3.52%Sep 8, 2017174May 17, 2018158Jan 3, 2019332
-2.92%Feb 2, 201590Jun 10, 2015167Feb 8, 2016257
-2.01%Sep 5, 20197Sep 13, 201915Oct 4, 201922
-1.57%Feb 28, 201215Mar 19, 201221Apr 18, 201236
-1.55%Oct 7, 201925Nov 8, 201945Jan 15, 202070

AGGVolatility Chart

Current iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF volatility is 6.98%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


0.00%10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
6.98%
16.76%
AGG (iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AGGAlternatives


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
BNDApr 3, 20070.03%3.13%1.35%2.52%
IUSBJun 10, 20140.06%3.18%1.57%2.20%
TLTJul 26, 20020.15%7.18%1.41%2.49%