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 62 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $180.21B. The average expense ratio is 0.38%. 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 $21.84B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 73.26%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2030 Term Treasury ETF IBTK in 07/14/20.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 15.17%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 9.96%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 7.45%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 6.93%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 5.00%

Bottom ETF Performers

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -14.10%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -14.09%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -13.78%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -9.54%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -4.96%

Top Creations

TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 576.40
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 291.81
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 227.97
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF 204.61
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF 203.62

Top Redemptions

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,737.61
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -1,491.98
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,406.25
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -787.62
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -771.05

AUM Winners

SCHQ Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 36.33%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 29.37%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 24.67%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 22.06%
IBTA iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF 20.08%

AUM Losers

SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -37.78%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -16.64%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -13.08%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -9.53%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -9.42%

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