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 $59.17B. The average expense ratio is of 0.52%. 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 $11.46B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 26.45%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.


DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN9.36%
DTUSiPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN5.64%
TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares5.55%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF3.82%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury3.78%


DTULiPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN-6.51%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-6.16%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-5.97%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-4.01%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-3.86%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF154.40
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF141.74
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF73.82
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF53.76
GBILGoldman Sachs TreasuryAccess 0-1 Year ETF40.00

top redemptions

TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-1,355.70
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF-455.00
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF-133.36
SCHOSchwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF-123.06
TLHiShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF-27.76


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%


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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