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 in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $187.26B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. 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 $25.29B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 81.60%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF IBTA in 02/25/20.

Top ETF Performers

DLBLF iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN 13.21%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 11.95%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 11.51%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 11.05%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 9.09%

Bottom ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN -46.52%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -12.56%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -7.96%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -7.45%
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN -7.16%

Top Creations

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF 1.74K
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 1.14K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 956.17
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF 936.18
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 706.65

Top Redemptions

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF -2,242.51
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -74.08
TFLO iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF -45.25
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF -39.89
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -31.77

AUM Winners

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 48.45%
PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF 26.51%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury 19.63%
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 16.25%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 16.18%

AUM Losers

TBX ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury -25.62%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -17.53%
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -13.72%
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF -8.38%
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index ETF -6.43%

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