Short-Term ETF Overview

With 68 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Short-Term ETFs gather total assets under management of $145.58B. The average expense ratio is 0.27%. Short-Term ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Short-Term ETF is the Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF BSV with $25.34B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Short-Term ETF was the DTUS at 19.78%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Short-Term space was the First Trust Short Duration Managed Municipal ETF FSMB in 11/01/18.


SMB VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Short Municipal Index ETF 0.54%
IBMI iShares iBonds Sep 2020 Term Muni Bond ETF 0.46%
SMMU PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active ETF 0.42%
SHM SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF 0.40%
BSAE Invesco BulletShares 2021 USD Emerging Markets Debt ETF 0.40%


HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund -1.16%
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund -0.59%
EMSH ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF -0.55%
LDRI Invesco LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bons ETF -0.40%
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -0.31%


SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 846.58
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF 575.38
FTSM First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF 414.17
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF 392.44
NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF 353.09


BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -529.03
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -497.75
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF -428.07
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF -184.14
IGSB iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF -51.64


SFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond 49.12%
RAVI FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund 37.33%
PULS PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF 25.58%
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 24.58%
JMST JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal ETF 20.19%


FLTB Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF -34.96%
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -8.64%
SJNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF -8.25%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN -7.60%
ARCM Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF -6.65%

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