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 $74.80B. 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 $13.33B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 40.04%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.


DTUSiPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN2.48%
DFVLiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN1.88%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF1.36%
TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares1.30%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN1.25%


DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN-3.81%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-1.86%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-1.80%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-1.34%
TYBSDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1X Shares-1.28%

top creations

SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF1,819.65
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF297.32
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF143.95
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF141.80
GBILGoldman Sachs TreasuryAccess 0-1 Year ETF100.00

top redemptions

TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-837.29
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-267.60
TBFProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury-28.55
VGLTVanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF-21.80
SPTLSPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF-10.04


USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund447.27%
TFLOiShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF50.05%
USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury42.35%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF39.65%
TBXProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury39.47%


UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-43.38%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN-9.31%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-8.80%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-7.64%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-6.41%

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