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 61 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs have total assets under management of $163.41B. The average expense ratio is 0.34%. Treasury ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income

The largest Treasury ETF is the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF SHY with $19.17B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Treasury ETF was TYD at 18.52%. The most recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF BILS on 09/23/20.

Top ETF Performers

TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 11.07%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 10.94%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury 7.28%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 4.53%
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 4.23%

Bottom ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -11.13%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -7.44%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF -5.14%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -5.10%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -4.74%

Top Creations

TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.30K
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF 373.89
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 297.71
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 234.99
EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 206.95

Top Redemptions

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,448.43
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,077.43
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -690.90
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -453.01
GBIL Goldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETF -247.32

AUM Winners

TFJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - July 239.84%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 88.45%
IBTI iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Treasury ETF 52.87%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 47.99%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury 35.54%

AUM Losers

BILS SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF -33.34%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -24.84%
BWZ SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF -15.52%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -13.39%
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -11.78%

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