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 63 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs have total assets under management of $176.63B. The average expense ratio is 0.33%. 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 $19.86B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Treasury ETF was TYO at 5.74%. The most recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Simplify Risk Parity Treasury ETF TYA on 09/27/21.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 2.67%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 2.31%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 2.00%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 1.94%
BNDD KraneShares Quadratic Deflation ETF 1.80%

Bottom ETF Performers

TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -5.27%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -4.95%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.75%
EMLC VanEck J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.39%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF -3.36%

Top Creations

SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 879.18
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF 817.43
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 728.33
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund 655.77
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 352.03

Top Redemptions

TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,862.85
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -466.90
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -361.20
GBIL Goldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETF -142.10
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -93.18

AUM Winners

TYA Simplify Risk Parity Treasury ETF 186.59%
BNDD KraneShares Quadratic Deflation ETF 64.16%
IBTK iShares iBonds Dec 2030 Term Treasury ETF 33.62%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 15.69%
SCHQ Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 12.41%

AUM Losers

UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -21.46%
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -13.34%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -5.91%
EBND SPDR Bloomberg Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF -5.21%
EMLC VanEck J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -4.47%

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