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 $172.67B. The average expense ratio is 0.32%. 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 $19.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Treasury ETF was TTT at 14.57%. The most recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Gavekal Asia Pacific Government Bond ETF AGOV on 07/21/21.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 5.21%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 3.69%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 2.87%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 2.79%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 2.46%

Bottom ETF Performers

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -6.15%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -6.06%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -4.00%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -2.03%
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -0.97%

Top Creations

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.01K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 551.95
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF 314.42
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 297.35
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF 296.76

Top Redemptions

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -59.65
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -59.26
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF -48.19
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -32.78
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -25.83

AUM Winners

UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 13.05%
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 9.71%
AGOV Gavekal Asia Pacific Government Bond ETF 9.41%
PST ProShares UltraShort 7-10 Year Treasury 7.61%
IBTI iShares iBonds Dec 2028 Term Treasury ETF 7.26%

AUM Losers

UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -33.07%
TFJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - Quarterly -14.79%
TFLO iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF -11.77%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -9.10%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -7.80%

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