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 #17 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
79.94 79.90 79.95 79.83 81.14 79.17 +0.03
(0.04%)
0.62% -0.73% 21.60B 0.09% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.64 101.63 101.67 101.63 101.67 100.93 -0.02
(-0.02%)
0.31% 0.59% 6.54B 0.35% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.86 50.88 50.89 50.85 50.89 50.44 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.26% 0.79% 5.49B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.26 50.26 50.26 50.24 50.26 50.01 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.16% 0.36% 2.35B 0.26% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.73 45.72 45.73 45.71 45.74 45.69 +0.02
(0.04%)
0.07% 0.07% 1.60B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.73 30.72 30.76 30.72 31.03 30.41 -0.01
(-0.03%)
0.36% 0.82% 1.09B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF
50.24 50.25 50.26 50.24 50.26 49.88 -0.02
(-0.04%)
0.24% 0.58% 1.05B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.97 59.96 59.97 59.93 60.04 59.82 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.05% 0.18% 746.42M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.51 75.51 75.55 75.51 76.30 74.89 0.00
(0.00%)
0.00% 0.09% 173.72M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.19 25.19 25.20 25.16 25.36 24.61 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.76% 2.27% 148.27M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.07 50.08 50.08 50.07 50.25 49.87 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.28% 0.14% 122.65M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.31 99.31 99.31 99.31 103.39 95.50 0.00
(0.00%)
0.05% -0.10% 84.47M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.30 40.31 40.31 40.24 41.27 39.92 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.25% 0.60% 18.11M 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% 371.25M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.04 100.02 100.04 100.02 100.14 99.96 -0.01
(-0.01%)
0.01% 0.00% 80.02M 0.14% NR
Not Rated
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.24 25.24 25.27 25.22 25.27 24.97 0.00
(0.00%)
0.96% 0.92% 51.72M 0.30% NR
Not Rated
VNLA
Janus Short Duration Income ETF
50.18 50.19 50.19 50.17 52.52 49.41 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.32% 0.32% 50.16M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
25.08 25.08 25.08 25.08 25.16 25.00 -0.06
(-0.24%)
0.00% 0.08% 30.11M 0.20% NR
Not Rated
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.10 19.95 0.00
(0.00%)
0.00% -0.10% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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