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 on the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs have total assets under management of $242.09B. The average expense ratio is 0.34%. 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 $25.79B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Treasury ETF was TTT at 65.54%. The most recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2032 Term Treasury ETF IBTM on 07/06/22.

Top ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares 8.70%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 6.59%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 5.25%
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 4.81%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 4.19%

Bottom ETF Performers

TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -10.84%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -10.73%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -7.28%
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -4.12%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -3.18%

Top Creations

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 4.80K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 3.78K
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF 2.22K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.47K
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 981.24

Top Redemptions

BIL SPDR Bloomberg 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -2,271.55
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -1,722.63
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index ETF -146.14
FLGV Franklin U.S. Treasury Bond ETF -116.78
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -108.51

AUM Winners

IBTL iShares iBonds Dec 2031 Term Treasury ETF 275.40%
IBTK iShares iBonds Dec 2030 Term Treasury ETF 105.47%
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF 100.17%
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July 57.70%
IBTM iShares iBonds Dec 2032 Term Treasury ETF 52.40%

AUM Losers

TBX ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury -26.46%
FLGV Franklin U.S. Treasury Bond ETF -24.87%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF -19.90%
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -19.29%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -16.44%

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