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 $78.41B. 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 $14.63B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 47.66%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.


TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares8.16%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury5.28%
TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares4.36%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF4.30%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF3.18%


TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN-9.96%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-8.30%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares-8.21%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN-7.96%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN-5.92%

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


DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN227.46%
SCHRSchwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF97.86%
TBXProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury89.26%
USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund81.50%
SPTSSPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF41.57%


USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-52.09%
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF-15.16%
TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN-9.71%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-9.54%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-8.11%

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