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 47 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Treasury ETFs gather total assets under management of $87.10B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. 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 $15.14B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Treasury ETF was the DTYS at 56.61%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Treasury space was the Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF CLTL in 01/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bear ETN 5.79%
TAPR Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN 3.88%
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury 3.79%
TMV Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares 3.72%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 3.49%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares -3.95%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -2.57%
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF -1.88%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF -1.79%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares -1.38%

TOP CREATIONS

IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 425.29
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 382.71
GBIL Goldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETF 195.04
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 171.37
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 151.38

TOP REDEMPTIONS

TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -280.18
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury -27.37
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -21.09
TBX ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury -15.34
TTT ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury -12.57

AUM WINNERS

USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund 40.59%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 21.68%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 10.09%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 9.16%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10-Year Bear ETN 8.76%

AUM LOSERS

UBT ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury -39.09%
DTUL iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN -18.65%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2-Year Bear ETN -14.42%
DTYL iPath US Treasury 10-year Bull ETN -8.78%
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN -5.12%

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