Government Bonds ETFs

Most of these ETFs offer investors exposure to fixed income securities issued by government agencies. Bonds featured in these ETFs include U.S. Treasuries of varying maturities, floating rate Treasury bonds, and TIPS. In a low interest rate environment, government bonds will tend to perform generally well and will remain quite liquid from a buying and selling standpoint. While we are concerned about the outlook for interest rates to rise, there aren't many better category options currently for conservative investors who are in capital preservation mode and have little to no appetite for stock market volatility.

D

Category Grade

This category ranks #43 out of 65 ETF categories.

B
Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is B (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
SHY
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF
86.35 86.34 86.36 86.34 86.80 84.71 +0.01
(0.01%)
-0.03% 1.90% 19.23B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
SHV
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF
110.51 110.52 110.53 110.51 112.99 110.22 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.02% -0.01% 16.82B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
VGSH
Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF
61.60 61.59 61.61 61.59 62.47 60.05 +0.02
(0.03%)
0.00% 1.18% 9.87B 0.05% A
Strong Buy
SCHO
Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF
51.38 51.36 51.38 51.36 51.99 50.52 +0.01
(0.02%)
-0.02% 1.66% 7.52B 0.05% A
Strong Buy
SPTS
SPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF
30.68 30.67 30.69 30.67 31.39 29.98 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.10% 2.30% 3.00B 0.06% A
Strong Buy
FTSD
Franklin Liberty Short Duration U.S. Government ETF
95.70 95.69 95.78 95.64 99.04 92.16 -0.01
(-0.01%)
-0.05% 1.16% 540.74M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
GNMA
iShares GNMA Bond ETF
50.93 50.91 50.97 50.88 55.03 48.94 -0.02
(-0.04%)
-0.14% 1.15% 522.03M 0.15% A
Strong Buy
TFLO
iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.28 50.27 50.29 50.27 50.37 50.11 0.00
(0.00%)
0.01% -0.01% 382.13M 0.15% A
Strong Buy
IBDU
iShares iBonds Dec 2029 Term Corporate ETF
27.21 27.23 27.24 27.19 27.95 21.69 +0.03
(0.11%)
-1.02% 5.60% 92.41M 0.10% A
Strong Buy
MTGP
WisdomTree Mortgage Plus Bond Fund
51.43 51.50 51.50 51.43 51.86 48.90 +0.06
(0.12%)
0.05% 1.83% 30.96M 0.45% A
Strong Buy
IEF
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF
118.45 118.38 118.53 118.21 123.41 111.09 +0.32
(0.27%)
-1.25% 6.12% 14.60B 0.15% B
Buy
GOVT
iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF
27.09 27.10 27.12 27.06 28.54 26.03 +0.03
(0.11%)
-0.55% 3.63% 14.27B 0.15% B
Buy
IEI
iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF
132.44 132.37 132.47 132.30 134.11 126.18 +0.16
(0.12%)
-0.41% 4.78% 11.26B 0.15% B
Buy
VGIT
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury ETF
69.01 68.98 69.03 68.93 70.86 66.19 +0.11
(0.16%)
-0.59% 4.02% 6.78B 0.05% B
Buy
SCHR
Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF
57.88 57.83 57.89 57.79 59.25 54.61 +0.09
(0.16%)
-0.58% 4.67% 3.96B 0.05% B
Buy
USFR
WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund
25.11 25.10 25.11 25.10 25.14 25.03 +0.01
(0.04%)
0.04% 0.08% 1.11B 0.15% B
Buy
AGZ
iShares Agency Bond ETF
119.27 119.25 119.35 119.24 124.18 115.95 +0.09
(0.08%)
-0.23% 2.67% 804.80M 0.20% B
Buy
LGOV
First Trust Long Duration Opportunities ETF
28.56 28.54 28.66 28.46 31.61 27.17 +0.23
(0.81%)
-1.69% 4.04% 37.04M 0.70% B
Buy
TLT
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF
151.82 152.18 152.36 151.47 179.70 137.36 +0.60
(0.40%)
-3.75% 8.71% 17.26B 0.15% C
Neutral
SPTL
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF
43.50 43.58 43.63 43.39 51.31 39.45 +0.17
(0.39%)
-3.61% 8.51% 2.85B 0.06% C
Neutral
VGLT
Vanguard Long-Treasury ETF
92.42 92.58 92.69 92.18 109.76 84.26 +0.36
(0.39%)
-3.59% 7.95% 2.34B 0.05% C
Neutral
TLH
iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF
154.46 154.59 154.78 154.03 175.92 145.17 +0.57
(0.37%)
-2.99% 5.23% 1.44B 0.15% C
Neutral
EDV
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF
145.02 145.45 145.60 144.57 189.78 132.28 +0.72
(0.50%)
-4.78% 7.26% 1.26B 0.07% C
Neutral
ZROZ
PIMCO 25 Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund
154.32 154.67 155.28 153.61 202.98 136.45 +0.86
(0.56%)
-5.58% 10.62% 369.82M 0.15% C
Neutral
PLW
Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETF
37.63 37.68 37.71 37.62 41.55 34.80 +0.09
(0.24%)
-2.08% 7.24% 113.18M 0.25% C
Neutral
SCHQ
Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF
52.83 52.91 52.98 52.71 62.22 47.88 +0.20
(0.38%)
-3.54% 8.67% 79.69M 0.05% C
Neutral
DFVL
iPath US Treasury 5 Year Bull ETN
84.02 83.83 84.02 83.83 116.05 62.79 +0.22
(0.26%)
-0.95% 16.03% 6.13M 0.75% C
Neutral
GOVZ
iShares 25 Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF
22.38 22.46 22.46 22.38 25.21 22.01 +0.11
(0.49%)
-5.57% -11.21% 29.35M 0.07% NR
Not Rated
BILS
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF
100.08 100.08 100.08 100.08 100.12 100.05 0.00
(0.00%)
0.00% 0.00% 10.01M 0.14% NR
Not Rated
IBTK
iShares iBonds Dec 2030 Term Treasury ETF
24.10 24.15 24.15 24.10 25.25 24.02 -0.02
(-0.08%)
-1.61% -3.91% 2.41M 0.07% NR
Not Rated
STPP
iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN
24.24 24.24 24.24 24.24 34.02 19.50 0.00
(0.00%)
-9.82% -8.32% 1.65M 0.75% NR
Not Rated
TFJL
Innovator 20 Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - July
24.29 24.12 24.34 24.07 26.25 23.27 +0.28
(1.17%)
-0.78% -2.75% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
BTYS
iPath Series B US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN
40.37 40.26 40.37 40.26 50.67 38.12 -0.15
(-0.37%)
-19.95% -19.95% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
IGVT
Deutsche X-trackers Barclays International Treasury Bond Hedged ETF
51.91 51.89 51.91 51.88 53.53 48.78 -0.01
(-0.02%)
6.48% 6.42% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
ITE
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
62.28 62.15 62.30 62.12 63.21 57.60 +0.19
(0.31%)
5.35% 7.27% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
TUZ
PIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Exchage-Traded Fund
50.79 50.77 50.82 50.77 51.09 49.89 0.00
(0.00%)
1.46% 1.81% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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