#8: iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund
Assets Under Management: $25.4 billion
With returns of just 8% year-to-date, the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE:LQD) isn’t particularly thrilling, but it’s a great bedrock play since corporate bonds from companies like General Electric (NYSE:GE), Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are all but sure things.
The popularity of this fund speaks to the flight to safety, and how investors are content to grab slow-and-steady returns from corporate bonds rather than risk market volatility. Expenses are a low 0.15% too, which is a plus.