Nasdaq BulletShares® USD High Yield Corporate Bond Indexes


Indexes designed to provide maturity-targeted exposure to the US dollar-denominated high yield corporate bond market.  Each Index tracks a diversified basket of bonds with the same annual maturity and is designed to have a return profile similar to that of an individual held-to-maturity bond.  The result is a series of diversified fixed income Indexes with successive annual maturities.

Why BulletShares Indexes?

Nasdaq BulletShares® Indexes are built with the objective of combining the benefits of individual bonds and a diversified bond portfolio. Traditional bond portfolios typically hold bonds that mature over a number of years. This introduces increased reinvestment risk as the new bonds entering the portfolio are subject to the prevailing interest rates at rebalance. In contrast, BulletShares Indexes represent a specific year of maturity and terminate after the bonds in each Index mature. Investors can use products based on BulletShares Indexes like they use individual bonds, whether building traditional bond ladders or constructing more sophisticated portfolios designed to meet future cash flow needs.

Effective Duration

as of Dec 31, 2019

Yield to Worst

as of Dec 31, 2019


as of Jul 2, 2020


as of Dec 31, 2019

Matured Indexes

Ticker BulletShares® Index Maturity Date Inception Date Annualized Return Standard Deviation Reward/Risk Ratio
BSJKC USD High Yield Corp Bond 2012 Index 12/31/2012 12/31/2009 4.2% 1.73% 2.4
BSJKD USD High Yield Corp Bond 2013 Index 12/31/2012 12/31/2009 4.75% 2.58% 1.8
BSJKE USD High Yield Corp Bond 2014 Index 12/31/2014 12/31/2009 5.53% 2.47% 2.2
BSJKF USD High Yield Corp Bond 2015 Index 12/31/2014 12/31/2009 5.38% 4.44% 1.21
BSJKG USD High Yield Corp Bond 2016 Index 12/31/2015 12/31/2009 5.57% 4.29% 1.30
BSJKH USD High Yield Corp Bond 2017 Index 12/31/2017 12/31/2009 5.68% 4.52% 1.26
BSJKI USD High Yield Corp Bond 2018 Index 12/31/2018 12/31/2010 5.90% 4.73% 1.15
BulletShares® USD High Yield Corporate Bond Indices BSJKJ and BSJKK shown since inception (SI) date December 31, 2010; BSJKL inception date December 31, 2010; BSJKM inception date December 31, 2012; BSJKN inception date December 31, 2013; BSJKO inception date December 31, 2014; BSJKP inception date August 28, 2015; BSJKQ inception date July 1, 2016; BSJKR inception date July 31, 2017; BSJKS inception date June 1, 2018; and BSJKT inception date June 30, 2019. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.