What do junk bonds yield today? The table below lists the yield of the Merrill Lynch junk bond index (High-Yield index), as well as the latest SEC yield on some of the top junk bond (high-yield) dedicated funds.
A note of caution when you are looking at yields on junk bond funds; Like all SEC yields, these yields are based on the last 30-days of income generated by the fund. They are not directly comparable to the yields on the Merrill Lynch junk bond indices.
|Junk Bond Fund Description||Symbol||Yield as of 9/30/2019||Yield as of 10/31/2019|
|Merrill Lynch U.S. High-Yield Index||n.a.||5.87%||5.88%|
|Vanguard High-Yield Corporate||VWEHX||4.64%||4.54%|
|Fidelity High Income||SPHIX||4.83%||4.53%|
|T. Rowe Price High-Yield||PRHYX||4.51%||n.a.|
|American High-Income Trust||AHITX||5.34%||n.a.|
|Pimco High Yield||PHDAX||4.00%||n.a.|
|BlackRock High Yield||BHYAX||4.87%||n.a.|
|iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF||HYG||4.83%||4.75%|
|SPDR Bloomberg Barclay’s High Yield Bond ETF||JNK||5.16%||5.19%|