Corporate America, though, looks healthy as many companies have strengthened their balance sheets in recent years and accumulated large cash reserves.

Investors seeking exposure to the corporate bonds with investment-grade credit quality can take a look at a number of ETF options.

Investment-grade corporate bond ETFs:

  • iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQD)
  • Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: VCSH)
  • iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CSJ)
  • Vanguard Intermediate Term Corp Bond (NasdaqGM: VCIT)
  • iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CIU)
  • SPDR Barclays Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SCPB)
  • SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: ITR)
  • Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: VCLT)
  • iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CLY)
  • PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (NYSEArca: CORP)
  • Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF (NYSEArca: FLTB)
  • AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (NYSEArca: MINC)
  • SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LWC)
  • ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hedged ETF (BATS: IGHG)
  • FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund (NYSEArca: RAVI)
  • iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SLQD)
  • iShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Fund (NYSEArca: QLTA)
  • PowerShares Fundamental Investment Grade Corprate Bond Portfolio (NYSEArca: PFIG)
  • iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQDH)
  • SPDR Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARca: CBND)
  • Fidelity Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: FCOR)
  • FlexShares Credit‐Scored US Corporate Bond Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKOR)
  • iShares Interest Rate Hedged 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CLYH)
  • PowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio (NasdaqGM: LDRI)
  • FlexShares Credit‐Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index Fund (NasdaqGM: LKOR)
  • Deutsche X-trackers Investment Grade Bond – Interest Rate Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: IGIH)

Leveraged/inverse ETFs:

  • ProShares Ultra Investment Grade Corporate ETF (NYSEArca: IGU)
  • ProShares Short Investment Grade Corporate ETF (NYSEArca: IGS)


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