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iShares Global Green Bond ETF (BGRN)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 24, 2023

BGRN is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Select USD Hedged Index. BGRN launched on Nov 13, 2018 and has a 0.20% expense ratio.

Share Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Global Green Bond ETF in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $10,305 for a total return of roughly 3.05%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BGRN (iShares Global Green Bond ETF)
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iShares Global Green Bond ETF had a return of 3.16% year-to-date (YTD) and -3.16% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, iShares Global Green Bond ETF had an annualized return of 0.72%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 9.34%, indicating that iShares Global Green Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month1.73%-3.20%
6 months2.89%4.19%
1 year-3.16%-12.48%
5 years (annualized)0.72%9.34%
10 years (annualized)0.72%9.34%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe 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 Global Green Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.40. 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.

BGRN (iShares Global Green Bond ETF)
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Dividend History

iShares Global Green Bond ETF granted a 2.85% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.35 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

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


Drawdowns Chart

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

BGRN (iShares Global Green Bond ETF)
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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Global Green 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 Global Green Bond ETF is 19.16%, recorded on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-19.16%Dec 14, 2020467Oct 20, 2022
-6.56%Mar 10, 20207Mar 18, 202086Jul 21, 202093
-2.22%Aug 29, 201953Nov 12, 201953Jan 30, 2020106
-0.93%Aug 11, 202013Aug 27, 202016Sep 21, 202029
-0.86%Jul 5, 20195Jul 11, 20196Jul 19, 201911
-0.84%Nov 6, 20203Nov 10, 20207Nov 19, 202010
-0.62%Aug 16, 20195Aug 22, 20194Aug 28, 20199
-0.57%Nov 23, 20206Dec 1, 20205Dec 8, 202011
-0.52%Feb 3, 20203Feb 5, 20208Feb 18, 202011
-0.48%Mar 29, 201912Apr 16, 20195Apr 24, 201917

Volatility Chart

Current iShares Global Green Bond ETF volatility is 7.63%. 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.

BGRN (iShares Global Green Bond ETF)
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