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 $66.35B. 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 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF SHY with $11.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DFVS at 18.69%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN21.98%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury15.97%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN15.60%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares15.55%
TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN10.67%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-14.33%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-9.88%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF-7.51%
TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares-7.02%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF-6.81%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF430.16
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF196.50
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF141.54
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF133.43
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF117.28

top redemptions

SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-83.85
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF-5.72
TYODirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-5.67
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-4.41
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-1.43

AUM WINNERS

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF12.30%
RISESit Rising Rate ETF9.97%
SCHOSchwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF9.49%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury7.59%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN6.71%

AUM LOSERS

USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-58.70%
TUZPIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Index ETF-25.67%
TLHiShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF-14.42%
TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-13.57%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-12.03%

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