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 51 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $132.22B. The average expense ratio is 0.47%. 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 $20.30B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 26.32%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.


DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN 11.74%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 9.78%
DTUL iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN 9.70%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 6.75%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares 5.27%


DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -10.49%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -10.43%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -9.69%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -9.32%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -9.20%


TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 3.30K
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 1.24K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 727.60
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 596.29
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF 117.09


SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -897.21
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -452.40
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -302.03
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF -248.63
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -135.00


TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 26.97%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 12.63%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 11.63%
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF 9.41%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 9.33%


PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF -42.40%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -19.80%
TBX ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury -18.94%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -18.56%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -13.76%

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