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 52 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $153.02B. 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 $21.21B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 48.42%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF KDFI in 12/09/19.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 2.88%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares 2.15%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 2.13%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 1.88%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 1.48%

Bottom ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -6.53%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -6.01%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -4.49%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -3.59%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN -3.14%

Top Creations

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 414.97
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 388.61
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 368.34
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 234.61
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 143.90

Top Redemptions

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -1,441.78
EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -159.23
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -113.15
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF -58.20
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -55.42

AUM Winners

KDFI KFA Dynamic Fixed Income ETF 198.75%
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 16.10%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 14.60%
SCHQ Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 14.59%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF 8.41%

AUM Losers

PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF -39.44%
TYBS Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1X Shares -33.76%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -26.28%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -14.24%
PST ProShares UltraShort 7-10 Year Treasury -11.47%

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