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 44 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $58.09B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Treasury ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Treasury ETF is the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF SHY with $11.34B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 16.61%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares6.70%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury4.73%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF4.36%
DTUSiPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN4.16%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF3.81%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-7.18%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-7.17%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-5.79%
TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN-5.38%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-4.82%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF728.14
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF210.86
SCHOSchwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF193.65
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury89.17
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF42.80

top redemptions

TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-1,344.33
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF-591.57
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-404.26
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF-105.16
TLHiShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF-81.68

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%

Weekly ETF Flows

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Weekly ETF Flows

'SPY' & Junk Bond ETFs Drag Down Weekly Flows

Weekly ETF flows remained in positive territory but were weighed down by outflows from several notable funds.

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Weekly ETF Flows

'SPY' Eclipses $250B

The world's largest ETF hit a new milestone as investors added $15 billion to ETFs overall during the week.

Weekly ETF Flows

ETF Inflows Hit $353B As 'SPY' & 'IVV' Diverge

Annual inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs hit fresh record highs as global stock markets climbed to lofty levels.

Daily ETF Watch

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Weekly ETF Flows

Strongest Weekly ETF Inflows Since June

U.S.-listed ETFs took in nearly $12 billion during the week ending Thursday, Oct. 5.

Daily ETF Watch

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