Ultra-Short Term Bonds


Most of these ETFs invest in invest primarily in corporate and other investment-grade U.S. fixed-income issues and have durations of one to five years. The ETFs in this category may be ideal for conservative investors who are not looking for long term interest rates-rising risk. While the returns are lower, the protection against being caught in long-term bonds when rates inevitably rise will make this particular class of bond investor sleep a bit better at night.

B

Category Grade

This category ranks #16 out of 65 ETF categories.

A
Strong Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is A (Strong Buy).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
BSV
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
79.63 79.66 79.69 79.61 81.14 79.17 -0.03
(-0.04%)
0.23% -0.74% 21.80B 0.09% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.59 101.58 101.60 101.58 101.61 100.70 0.00
(0.00%)
0.26% 0.84% 6.39B 0.35% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.89 50.87 50.89 50.85 50.89 50.30 +0.04
(0.08%)
0.32% 1.07% 5.22B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.24 50.22 50.24 50.21 50.24 49.97 +0.03
(0.06%)
0.12% 0.48% 2.30B 0.26% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.72 45.71 45.72 45.71 45.74 45.69 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.04% 0.07% 1.81B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF
50.22 50.19 50.22 50.19 50.23 49.79 +0.03
(0.06%)
0.20% 0.76% 998.98M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.69 30.72 30.72 30.68 31.03 30.31 +0.02
(0.07%)
0.23% 0.89% 993.06M 0.15% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.97 59.95 59.98 59.95 60.04 59.79 0.00
(0.00%)
0.05% 0.30% 657.42M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.51 75.46 75.52 75.45 76.30 74.89 +0.02
(0.03%)
0.00% 0.27% 166.08M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.20 25.20 25.21 25.17 25.36 24.54 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.80% 2.36% 130.62M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.11 50.08 50.12 50.08 50.25 49.87 +0.02
(0.04%)
0.36% 0.38% 122.57M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.27 40.31 40.34 40.27 41.14 39.91 +0.02
(0.05%)
0.17% 0.90% 16.10M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.41 105.41 105.41 105.41 105.41 105.38 0.00
(0.00%)
0.03% 0.03% 371.01M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.42 99.42 99.42 99.42 103.39 95.50 0.00
(0.00%)
0.16% 0.49% 84.54M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.04 100.04 100.04 100.02 100.14 99.96 +0.01
(0.01%)
0.01% 0.00% 80.01M 0.14% NR
Not Rated
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.11 25.13 25.13 25.10 25.24 24.97 -0.02
(-0.08%)
0.44% 0.44% 50.30M 0.30% NR
Not Rated
VNLA
Janus Short Duration Income ETF
50.18 50.20 50.20 50.17 52.52 49.41 0.00
(0.00%)
0.32% 0.32% 40.14M 0.35% NR
Not Rated

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