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Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF (BLHY)

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

BLHY is an actively managed ETF by Virtus Investment Partners. BLHY launched on Dec 5, 2016 and has a 0.69% expense ratio.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $11,306 for a total return of roughly 13.06%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BLHY (Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF)
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Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF had a return of 1.62% year-to-date (YTD) and -4.37% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF had an annualized return of 2.07%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 9.15%, indicating that Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month-0.18%-1.87%
6 months3.38%3.55%
1 year-4.37%-6.96%
5 years (annualized)1.70%7.06%
10 years (annualized)2.07%9.15%

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 Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.55. 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

Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF granted a 7.71% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.59 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Virtus Newfleet High Yield 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 Virtus Newfleet High Yield 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 Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF is 14.40%, recorded on Mar 24, 2020. It took 128 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



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-14.4%Feb 24, 202022Mar 24, 2020128Oct 12, 2020150
-14.14%Dec 29, 2021171Sep 29, 2022
-5.46%Sep 18, 201868Dec 24, 201858Mar 20, 2019126
-1.75%Nov 10, 202111Nov 26, 202116Dec 27, 202127
-1.64%Jan 29, 201811Feb 12, 201878Jun 5, 201889
-1.51%Feb 11, 202125Mar 19, 202113Apr 8, 202138
-1.37%Oct 13, 202014Oct 30, 20204Nov 5, 202018
-1.23%May 21, 201966Aug 22, 201913Sep 11, 201979
-1.15%Nov 2, 20179Nov 14, 201733Jan 3, 201842
-1.14%Mar 2, 201717Mar 24, 201720Apr 24, 201737

Volatility Chart

Current Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF volatility is 7.08%. 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.

BLHY (Virtus Newfleet High Yield Bond ETF)
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