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 $78.66B. 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 $14.58B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 48.07%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares4.09%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury2.77%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF2.16%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF2.06%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF1.64%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN-5.41%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-5.09%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-5.07%
TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN-4.52%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-3.25%

top creations

SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF1,488.89
SCHRSchwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF509.59
SCHOSchwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF354.75
VGSHVanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF331.85
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF287.02

top redemptions

TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-1,353.03
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-675.16
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF-107.90
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-49.05
PLWInvesco 1-30 Laddered Traesury ETF-36.06

AUM WINNERS

DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN238.82%
TBXProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury129.35%
SCHRSchwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF96.83%
USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund83.37%
SPTSSPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF41.73%

AUM LOSERS

USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-66.61%
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF-15.77%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-13.04%
TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-5.24%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-4.89%

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