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BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF (BKAG)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 22, 2023

BKAG is a passive ETF by The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. tracking the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index. BKAG launched on Apr 24, 2020 and has a 0.00% expense ratio.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $8,927 for a total return of roughly -10.73%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BKAG (BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF)
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BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF had a return of 2.27% year-to-date (YTD) and -6.48% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF had an annualized return of -3.84%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 12.60%, indicating that BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month1.03%-1.87%
6 months1.56%2.64%
1 year-6.48%-10.31%
5 years (annualized)-3.84%12.60%
10 years (annualized)-3.84%12.60%

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 BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.79. 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.

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Dividend History

BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF granted a 2.98% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.26 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for BNY Mellon Core 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.

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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the BNY Mellon Core 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 BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF is 18.53%, recorded on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-18.53%Aug 5, 2020558Oct 20, 2022
-0.67%May 1, 20207May 11, 20207May 20, 202014
-0.41%Jun 3, 20203Jun 5, 20203Jun 10, 20206
-0.2%Jun 22, 20203Jun 24, 20202Jun 26, 20205
-0.17%Jul 24, 20202Jul 27, 20203Jul 30, 20205
-0.14%Apr 27, 20201Apr 27, 20201Apr 28, 20202
-0.06%Jun 15, 20203Jun 17, 20201Jun 18, 20204
-0.06%Jul 10, 20203Jul 14, 20201Jul 15, 20204
-0.05%May 26, 20201May 26, 20203May 29, 20204

Volatility Chart

Current BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF volatility is 11.35%. 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.

BKAG (BNY Mellon Core Bond ETF)
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