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 $150.45B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. 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 $21.46B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 68.07%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHQ in 10/10/19.

Top ETF Performers

DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN 15.41%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 11.33%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 7.52%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 6.90%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 6.83%

Bottom ETF Performers

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -7.79%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -5.04%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -3.52%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -3.41%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares -2.65%

Top Creations

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 1.35K
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 422.93
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF 292.94
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 291.74
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 191.54

Top Redemptions

SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -211.94
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -151.99
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -92.67
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -71.70
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -46.54

AUM Winners

SCHQ Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 69.72%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN 29.28%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 16.29%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 11.41%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 8.63%

AUM Losers

UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -46.41%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -27.63%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -21.66%
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF -18.14%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -16.02%

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