Treasury ETF Overview

Treasury ETFs hold U.S. government debt instruments of varying maturities. They also provide low-cost access to different key points of the yield curve or to the entire yield curve, depending on the fund. These ETFs often have lower yields than riskier bonds, but they are fully backed by the credit and taxing power of U.S. government.

With 47 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $82.78B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. Treasury ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Treasury ETF is the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF SHV with $15.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 31.34%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.


TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares3.27%
TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares2.52%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury2.33%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF2.04%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF1.99%


TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-3.61%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-3.28%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-3.00%
DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN-2.97%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-2.37%

top creations

GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF886.67
SCHRSchwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF880.42
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF794.27
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF672.99
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF408.48

top redemptions

SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-625.14
SCHOSchwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF-99.18
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF-96.03
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF-87.52
VGLTVanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF-81.22


USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury130.45%
VGITVanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF38.62%
VGSHVanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF24.73%
USFRWisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund23.29%
SPTLSPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF18.80%


DTUSiPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN-27.77%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-6.60%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-5.72%
TBFProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury-5.67%
TYODirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-5.22%

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