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.

C

Category Grade

This category ranks #28 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
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.60 101.58 101.62 101.57 101.87 101.45 +0.02
(0.02%)
0.04% 0.03% 8.51B 0.36% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
51.01 50.99 51.01 50.98 51.05 50.76 +0.03
(0.06%)
0.37% 0.35% 7.29B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.15 50.18 50.19 50.14 50.31 50.10 -0.02
(-0.04%)
0.06% -0.14% 3.08B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
91.50 91.49 91.50 91.48 91.52 91.37 +0.02
(0.02%)
0.11% 0.09% 2.88B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.73 30.74 30.77 30.72 30.85 30.62 -0.01
(-0.03%)
0.20% 0.16% 2.13B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.97 59.97 60.00 59.96 60.09 59.92 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.02% 0.03% 1.48B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF
50.21 50.22 50.22 50.20 50.41 50.11 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.14% 0.04% 1.11B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.04 100.04 100.06 100.02 100.15 99.93 +0.01
(0.01%)
0.06% -0.06% 905.27M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
VNLA
Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF
50.17 50.19 50.19 50.16 51.82 50.02 0.00
(0.00%)
0.00% -0.04% 315.63M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.32 25.33 25.36 25.32 25.42 25.12 -0.03
(-0.12%)
0.20% 0.68% 303.84M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.19 25.15 25.19 25.14 25.35 25.08 +0.04
(0.16%)
-0.08% 0.32% 267.79M 0.30% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.09 50.09 50.11 50.08 50.54 49.97 0.00
(0.00%)
0.06% 0.18% 220.22M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.41 75.41 75.41 75.41 75.97 67.87 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.07% -0.09% 135.70M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.25 40.30 40.31 40.24 41.27 40.17 -0.04
(-0.10%)
0.15% -0.10% 52.34M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.26 99.25 99.26 99.25 103.39 95.50 +0.01
(0.01%)
0.00% -0.07% 52.10M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
100.13 100.13 100.13 100.13 104.20 99.30 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.09% 0.03% N/A N/A A
Strong Buy
BSV
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
78.45 78.40 78.46 78.39 80.25 78.31 +0.05
(0.06%)
-0.82% -1.68% 24.43B 0.07% B
Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.54 105.54 105.54 105.54 106.03 105.27 0.00
(0.00%)
0.22% 0.12% 454.62M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
JPST
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF
50.04 50.05 50.07 50.03 51.03 48.88 -0.01
(-0.02%)
-0.04% 0.00% 187.50M 0.15% NR
Not Rated
LSST
Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF
24.92 24.92 24.92 24.92 25.06 24.88 +0.01
(0.04%)
-0.52% -0.52% 22.47M 0.38% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
24.56 24.56 24.57 24.55 25.18 24.50 +0.02
(0.08%)
-0.83% -2.00% 19.58M 0.20% NR
Not Rated

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