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 #18 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
79.88 79.92 79.93 79.88 81.14 79.17 -0.09
(-0.11%)
0.54% -1.39% 21.90B 0.07% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.69 101.71 101.71 101.69 101.72 101.02 -0.01
(-0.01%)
0.36% 0.60% 7.08B 0.36% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.87 50.89 50.89 50.87 50.90 50.52 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.28% 0.63% 5.77B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.23 50.27 50.27 50.23 50.29 50.03 -0.04
(-0.08%)
0.10% 0.19% 2.50B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.73 45.73 45.73 45.72 45.74 45.69 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.07% 0.05% 1.60B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.71 30.72 30.73 30.70 31.03 30.42 -0.01
(-0.03%)
0.29% 0.56% 1.22B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF
50.28 50.28 50.29 50.28 50.29 49.95 -0.01
(-0.02%)
0.32% 0.48% 1.07B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.99 59.98 59.99 59.95 60.08 59.82 0.00
(0.00%)
0.08% 0.09% 954.54M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.50 75.49 75.50 75.49 76.30 74.89 +0.01
(0.01%)
-0.01% -0.07% 162.41M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.20 25.20 25.20 25.18 25.36 24.72 0.00
(0.00%)
0.80% 1.57% 158.45M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.10 50.11 50.11 50.09 50.25 49.87 -0.03
(-0.06%)
0.34% 0.30% 122.62M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.32 40.31 40.32 40.31 41.27 39.92 +0.07
(0.17%)
0.30% 0.55% 18.11M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.53 105.54 105.54 105.53 105.54 105.38 +0.02
(0.02%)
0.14% 0.14% 371.57M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.07 100.05 100.07 100.05 100.14 99.96 0.00
(0.00%)
0.04% 0.03% 90.01M 0.14% NR
Not Rated
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.44 99.44 99.44 99.44 103.39 95.50 0.00
(0.00%)
0.18% -0.06% 84.58M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.22 25.22 25.22 25.20 25.35 24.97 -0.01
(-0.04%)
0.88% 0.84% 75.60M 0.30% NR
Not Rated
VNLA
Janus Short Duration Income ETF
50.23 50.19 50.23 50.19 52.52 49.41 +0.02
(0.04%)
0.42% 0.42% 75.23M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
25.14 25.14 25.14 25.14 25.16 25.00 +0.06
(0.24%)
0.00% 0.32% 30.11M 0.20% NR
Not Rated
JPST
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF
50.03 50.03 50.03 50.03 50.11 50.03 -0.02
(-0.04%)
0.00% -0.02% 27.53M 0.15% NR
Not Rated
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
20.03 20.03 20.03 20.03 20.21 19.95 0.00
(0.00%)
0.00% 0.05% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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