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 $145.88B. 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 $24.65B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 28.87%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 4.30%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 4.28%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 3.64%
EBND SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF 3.57%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 2.83%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -6.45%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -4.63%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -4.58%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -3.74%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -3.47%

TOP CREATIONS

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 4.15K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 2.33K
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 969.21
ITE SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 964.32
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 883.26

TOP REDEMPTIONS

SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -2,578.16
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -34.76
TFLO iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF -10.06
ISHG iShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF -7.91
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -4.53

AUM WINNERS

PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF 26.69%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 18.36%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF 13.98%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 11.94%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 9.36%

AUM LOSERS

DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN -46.97%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares -12.64%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -6.48%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -6.37%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -5.28%

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