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 $75.18B. 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 $13.70B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 39.84%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

TAPRBarclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN10.86%
DTYSiPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN10.18%
DLBSiPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN8.78%
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury7.12%
TMVDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares6.93%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TMFDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares-7.11%
DTULiPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN-5.64%
UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-4.76%
TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares-3.79%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF-3.23%

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

AUM WINNERS

USFRWisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund447.30%
TFLOiShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF38.51%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF33.63%
TBXProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury33.16%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF20.54%

AUM LOSERS

UBTProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury-49.26%
TBTProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury-6.98%
TBFProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury-5.85%
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF-4.91%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF-3.66%

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