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 $153.99B. 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 $23.64B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the TMF at 61.54%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.

Top ETF Performers

DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 5.76%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN 4.90%
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 3.37%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 1.30%
RISE Sit Rising Rate ETF 1.00%

Bottom ETF Performers

TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN -8.32%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN -4.44%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -3.13%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares -2.89%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -2.63%

Top Creations

GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 1.42K
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1.35K
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 883.83
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 642.71
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index ETF 197.55

Top Redemptions

USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -883.69
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -364.73
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -197.38
EMLC VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -186.32
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -151.34

AUM Winners

UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 64.91%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares 45.66%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury 17.56%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 13.49%
PLW Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF 13.07%

AUM Losers

USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund -34.69%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -12.58%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -8.03%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF -7.77%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -6.43%

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