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iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF (BYLD)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Jul 2, 2022

BYLD is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the Morningstar U.S. Bond Market Yield-Optimized Index. BYLD launched on Apr 22, 2014 and has a 0.20% expense ratio.

ETF Info

Inception DateApr 22, 2014
RegionDeveloped Markets (Broad)
CategoryTotal Bond Market
Expense Ratio0.20%
Index TrackedMorningstar U.S. Bond Market Yield-Optimized Index
ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassBond

Trading Data

Previous Close$22.21
Year Range$21.68 - $24.96
EMA (50)$22.40
EMA (200)$23.47
Average Volume$21.79K

BYLDShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF on Apr 25, 2014 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $11,540 for a total return of roughly 15.40%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BYLD (iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF)
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BYLDReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


BYLDMonthly Returns Heatmap

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BYLDSharpe 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 Yield Optimized Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -1.77. 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.

BYLD (iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF)
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BYLDDividend History

iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF granted a 2.57% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.57 per share.


Dividend yield


BYLDDrawdowns Chart

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

BYLD (iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF)
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BYLDWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Yield Optimized 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 Yield Optimized Bond ETF is 14.37%, recorded on Mar 19, 2020. It took 90 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



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-14.37%Mar 5, 202011Mar 19, 202090Jul 28, 2020101
-13.27%Jan 4, 2021365Jun 14, 2022
-3.84%Apr 17, 2015157Jan 20, 201641Apr 6, 2016198
-2.93%Jan 8, 201891May 17, 2018171Jan 23, 2019262
-2.64%Sep 7, 201660Dec 1, 201685Apr 5, 2017145
-2.5%Oct 14, 201439Dec 15, 201468Apr 7, 2015107
-1.52%Sep 5, 20197Sep 13, 201952Nov 26, 201959
-1.38%Aug 7, 202033Sep 23, 202043Nov 23, 202076
-1.23%Sep 3, 201410Sep 18, 201412Oct 13, 201422
-0.98%Jun 15, 201716Jul 7, 20177Jul 18, 201723

BYLDVolatility Chart

Current iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF volatility is 6.05%. 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.

BYLD (iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF)
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