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BulletShares Corporate Bond ETFs

Ticker ETF Name IIV Ticker
BSCI Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corporate Bond ETF BSCI.IV
BSCJ Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF BSCJ.IV
BSCK Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 Corporate Bond ETF BSCK.IV
BSCL Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF BSCL.IV
BSCM Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF BSCM.IV
BSCN Guggenheim BulletShares 2023 Corporate Bond ETF BSCN.IV
BSCO Guggenheim BulletShares 2024 Corporate Bond ETF BSCO.IV
BSCP Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 Corporate Bond ETF BSCP.IV
BSCQ Guggenheim BulletShares 2026 Corporate Bond ETF BSCQ.IV
BSCR Guggenheim BulletShares 2027 Corporate Bond ETF BSCR.IV

BulletShares High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs

Ticker ETF Name IIV Ticker
BSJI Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJI.IV
BSJJ Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJJ.IV
BSJK Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJK.IV
BSJL Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJL.IV
BSJM Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJM.IV
BSJN Guggenheim BulletShares 2023 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJN.IV
BSJO Guggenheim BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJO.IV
BSJP Guggenheim BulletShares 2025 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJP.IV
Guggenheim BulletShares® Brochure
This brochure lays out the advantages of building fixed income portfolios with BulletShares ETFs and strategic applications for use in portfolios.

The Benefits of Bond Laddering
Discover how bond laddering can help navigate uncertain interest rate environments and the benefits that ladders offer.

An In-Depth Look at Defined Maturity ETFs
Learn more about this innovative product, including how defined maturity ETFs can be used to obtain targeted exposure to specific points on the yield curve; how they compare to other investment vehicles; and their practical uses within a portfolio.

Anatomy of the BulletShares Maturity Process
This piece explains how the BulletShares maturity process works once the ETFs close.

Bond Ladder
Build Your ETF Bond Ladder
With the Guggenheim BulletShares® ETF Bond Laddering Tool, you can create hypothetical illustrations of BulletShares laddered strategies, based on your desired maturity and credit criteria.

Innovations in Fixed Income Investing
Innovations in Fixed Income Investing
Discover how BulletShares® ETFs combine the valuable features of both individual bonds and bond funds into one convenient, innovative and flexible investment.

Innovations in Fixed Income Investing
Understanding Defined Maturity ETFs
Learn more about the structure and operation of BulletShares® ETFs as well as their multiple uses in an investment portfolio

Understanding the BulletShares Maturity Process
With an innovative maturity feature that makes BulletShares® ETFs truly different from most other funds, it’s important to understand their maturity process and what to expect as these ETFs near maturity.

Trade Talks Video
TradeTalks Video: BulletShares
Learn how BulletShares provide bond-like exposure through the convenience of an ETF. With anticipated interest rate hikes on the horizon, BulletShares may be a useful tool for bond laddering to mitigate interest rate risk. BulletShares can also be used for life style planning or to fill gaps in fixed-income portfolios.

Access Financial Professional Resources

  • Ladder Management with Guggenheim's Fixed Income ETFs
  • Solution to Bond Laddering in a Challenging Environment
  • An In-Depth Look at Defined Maturity ETFs
  • Anatomy of the BulletShares Maturity Process


Investors should consider the following risk factors and special considerations associated with investing in the fund, which may cause you to lose money, including the entire principal amount that you invest. Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities held by the fund are likely to decrease. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes, making them more volatile than securities with shorter durations. Credit/Default Risk: Issuers or guarantors of debt instruments or the counterparty to a repurchase agreement or loan of portfolio securities may be unable or unwilling to make timely interest and/or principal payments or otherwise honor its obligations. Debt instruments are subject to varying degrees of credit risk, which may be reflected in credit ratings. Securities issued by the U.S. government generally have less credit risk than debt securities of nongovernment issuers. High-Yield Securities Risk: High yield securities generally offer a higher current yield than that available from higher-grade issues, but typically involve greater risk. Securities rated below investment grade are commonly referred to as “junk bonds.” The ability of issuers of high-yield securities to make timely payments of interest and principal may be adversely impacted by adverse changes in general economic conditions, changes in the financial condition of the issuers and price fluctuations in response to changes in interest rates. Asset Class Risk: The bonds in the fund’s portfolio may underperform the returns of other bonds or indexes that track other industries, markets, asset classes or sectors. Call Risk/Prepayment Risk: During periods of falling interest rates, an issuer of a callable bond may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation earlier than expected. This may result in the fund’s having to reinvest proceeds at lower interest rates, resulting in a decline in the fund’s income. Extension Risk: An issuer may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation later than expected. This may happen when there is a rise in interest rates. Under these circumstances, the value of the obligation will decrease and the fund’s performance may suffer from its inability to invest in higher-yielding securities. Income Risk: Falling interest rates may cause the fund’s income to decline. Liquidity Risk: If the fund invests in illiquid securities or securities that become illiquid, fund returns may be reduced because the fund may be unable to sell the illiquid securities at an advantageous time or price. Declining Yield Risk: During the final year of the fund’s operations, as the bonds held by the fund mature and the fund’s portfolio transitions to cash and cash equivalents, the fund’s yield will generally tend to move toward the yield of cash and cash equivalents and thus may be lower than the yields of the bonds previously held by the fund and/or prevailing yields for bonds in the market. Fluctuation of Yield and Liquidation Amount Risk: The fund, unlike a direct investment in a bond that has a level coupon payment and afixed payment at maturity, will make distributions of income that vary over time. Unlike a direct investment in bonds, the breakdown of returns between fund distributions and liquidation proceeds are not predictable at the time of your investment. For example, at times during the fund’s existence, it may make distributions at a greater (or lesser) rate than the coupon payments received on the fund’s portfolio, which will result in the fund returning a lesser (or greater) amount on liquidation than would otherwise be the case. The rate of fund distribution payments may adversely affect the tax characterization of your returns from an investment in the fund relative to a direct investment in corporate bonds. If the amount you receive as liquidation proceeds upon the fund’s termination is higher or lower than your cost basis, you may experience a gain or loss for tax purposes. Financial Services Sector Risk: The financial services industries are subject to extensive government regulation, can be subject to relatively rapid change due to increasingly blurred distinctions between service segments, and can be significantly affected by availability and cost of capital funds, changes in interest rates, the rate of corporate and consumer debt defaults, and price competition. Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk: The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of the overall domestic and international economy, interest rates, competitive and consumer confidence. Success depends heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending. Concentration Risk: If the index concentrates in an industry or group of industries, the fund’s investments will be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition the funds are subject to: Non-Correlation Risk, Replication Management Risk, Issuer- Specific Changes and Non-Diversified fund Risk. Please read the fund’s prospectus for more detailed information on these risks and considerations.

BulletShares®, BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Index, and BulletShares® USD High Yield Corporate Bond Index are trademarks of Guggenheim Index ServicesSM and have been licensed for use by Guggenheim Investments. Guggenheim Index ServicesSM is an affiliate of Guggenheim Investments.

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Read the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available), click here.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

The referenced funds are distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC ("Guggenheim"), which includes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management ("GPIM"), the investment advisors to the referenced funds. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, is affiliated with Guggenheim, SI, and GFIA.

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