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
79.92 79.85 79.93 79.85 81.14 79.17 +0.13
(0.16%)
0.59% -0.54% 19.58B 0.09% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.57 101.58 101.59 101.57 101.59 100.39 0.00
(0.00%)
0.24% 1.01% 5.62B 0.35% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.83 50.83 50.84 50.82 50.85 50.07 0.00
(0.00%)
0.20% 1.17% 4.01B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.22 50.22 50.23 50.21 50.24 49.93 0.00
(0.00%)
0.08% 0.42% 2.24B 0.26% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.71 45.72 45.73 45.71 45.74 45.68 0.00
(0.00%)
0.02% 0.04% 1.57B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF
50.19 50.19 50.20 50.19 50.23 49.71 0.00
(0.00%)
0.14% 0.82% 936.50M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.67 30.71 30.71 30.67 31.03 30.29 -0.01
(-0.03%)
0.16% 1.12% 736.26M 0.15% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.96 59.96 59.97 59.95 60.03 59.79 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.03% 0.23% 596.39M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.50 75.47 75.50 75.47 76.30 74.56 +0.02
(0.03%)
-0.01% 0.29% 146.99M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.33 99.33 99.33 99.33 100.00 98.77 -0.10
(-0.10%)
0.07% 0.50% 86.91M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.17 25.13 25.17 25.13 25.36 24.39 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.68% 2.65% 79.84M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.08 50.07 50.08 50.07 50.25 49.82 +0.08
(0.16%)
0.30% 0.30% 19.98M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.29 40.29 40.29 40.29 41.14 39.83 0.00
(0.00%)
0.22% 0.90% 14.05M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.13 25.14 25.14 25.11 25.24 24.97 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.52% 0.48% 50.18M 0.30% NR
Not Rated
VNLA
Janus Short Duration Income ETF
50.17 50.20 50.20 50.17 52.52 49.41 -0.02
(-0.04%)
0.30% 0.30% 34.97M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.10 100.07 100.10 100.07 100.14 99.96 0.00
(0.00%)
0.07% 0.06% 30.00M 0.14% NR
Not Rated
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.41 105.41 105.41 105.41 105.41 105.38 +0.03
(0.03%)
0.03% 0.03% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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