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 $76.76B. 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 $13.87B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 53.32%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN11.53%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN9.41%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN7.92%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury7.26%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares7.15%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-7.34%
DTULiPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN-6.19%
TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares-5.17%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-4.86%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF-3.34%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF2,525.25
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF1,700.50
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF942.30
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF754.57
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF370.55

top redemptions

TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-176.83
TBFProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury-31.16
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-25.75
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF-17.62
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-13.65

AUM WINNERS

DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN248.83%
TFLOiShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF66.69%
USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund58.12%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury27.65%
RISESit Rising Rate ETF23.04%

AUM LOSERS

USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-66.06%
PLWPowershares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio-18.37%
TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-16.46%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF-12.03%
TBXProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury-6.51%

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