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
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.76 101.78 101.79 101.75 101.87 101.26 -0.03
(-0.03%)
1.31% 0.34% 7.55B 0.36% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.94 50.94 50.96 50.93 50.98 50.66 -0.02
(-0.04%)
1.21% 0.22% 6.54B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.23 50.20 50.24 50.20 50.31 50.12 +0.02
(0.04%)
1.08% 0.06% 2.82B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.73 45.74 45.75 45.73 45.75 45.69 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.37% 0.02% 1.73B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.99 60.01 60.01 59.99 60.09 59.87 0.00
(0.00%)
0.96% 0.15% 1.36B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.75 30.74 30.76 30.74 30.80 30.56 +0.01
(0.03%)
1.27% 0.33% 1.28B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF
50.37 50.37 50.38 50.37 50.40 50.09 -0.01
(-0.02%)
1.29% 0.41% 1.15B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.02 100.02 100.04 100.02 100.15 99.96 0.00
(0.00%)
0.31% -0.01% 815.24M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.24 25.24 25.24 25.22 25.42 24.93 0.00
(0.00%)
1.89% 1.04% 216.81M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.55 75.56 75.58 75.54 76.30 74.89 +0.08
(0.11%)
0.71% 0.11% 162.41M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
VNLA
Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF
50.32 50.32 50.32 50.31 52.52 49.41 -0.02
(-0.04%)
1.38% 0.62% 145.70M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.20 25.21 25.21 25.19 25.35 24.97 0.00
(0.00%)
1.97% 0.76% 143.73M 0.30% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.09 50.07 50.09 50.03 50.23 49.87 0.00
(0.00%)
1.19% -0.04% 132.66M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.48 99.48 99.48 99.48 103.39 95.50 +0.02
(0.02%)
1.01% 0.11% 84.54M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.30 40.30 40.30 40.30 41.27 40.16 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.95% 0.25% 20.12M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
BSV
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
79.45 79.43 79.46 79.42 80.25 79.17 -0.01
(-0.01%)
0.93% -0.21% 22.92B 0.07% B
Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
106.02 106.02 106.02 106.02 106.03 105.38 +0.04
(0.04%)
0.61% 0.61% 453.12M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
JPST
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF
50.07 50.06 50.08 50.06 50.23 49.97 -0.06
(-0.12%)
0.48% 0.07% 55.08M 0.15% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
24.94 24.94 24.94 24.92 25.18 24.88 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.42% -0.48% 29.98M 0.20% NR
Not Rated
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
100.20 100.20 100.20 100.20 104.20 99.30 +0.25
(0.25%)
401.48% 0.10% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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