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.

A

Category Grade

This category ranks #13 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
80.06 80.06 80.07 80.03 80.92 79.17 +0.02
(0.02%)
1.56% -0.93% 22.44B 0.07% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.77 101.75 101.77 101.74 101.77 101.26 +0.04
(0.04%)
1.18% 0.42% 7.28B 0.36% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.88 50.88 50.90 50.88 50.94 50.65 -0.02
(-0.04%)
0.96% 0.40% 6.30B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.26 50.25 50.26 50.24 50.30 50.11 +0.01
(0.02%)
1.01% 0.12% 2.59B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.73 45.73 45.74 45.73 45.75 45.69 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.30% 0.04% 1.69B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.72 30.72 30.72 30.70 31.03 30.48 0.00
(0.00%)
1.04% 0.59% 1.27B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF
50.32 50.32 50.33 50.32 50.34 50.09 0.00
(0.00%)
1.08% 0.36% 1.12B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
60.06 60.06 60.07 60.04 60.08 59.87 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.85% 0.15% 1.10B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.08 100.10 100.10 100.08 100.14 99.96 0.00
(0.00%)
0.32% 0.04% 770.54M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.20 25.23 25.23 25.18 25.42 24.83 0.00
(0.00%)
1.58% 1.37% 196.40M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.51 75.47 75.51 75.47 76.30 74.89 +0.01
(0.01%)
0.55% -0.11% 162.50M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.12 50.08 50.12 50.08 50.25 49.87 0.00
(0.00%)
1.13% 0.12% 122.67M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.23 25.22 25.24 25.22 25.35 24.97 0.00
(0.00%)
1.72% 0.89% 94.59M 0.30% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.56 99.56 99.56 99.56 103.39 95.50 +0.07
(0.07%)
0.86% 0.11% 84.61M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.30 40.30 40.30 40.30 41.27 39.94 0.00
(0.00%)
0.84% 0.37% 20.13M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.77 105.77 105.77 105.77 105.78 105.38 +0.03
(0.03%)
0.37% 0.37% 452.61M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
VNLA
Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF
50.31 50.32 50.32 50.29 52.52 49.41 +0.01
(0.02%)
1.26% 0.58% 95.48M 0.35% NR
Not Rated
JPST
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF
50.12 50.12 50.12 50.12 50.13 50.01 0.00
(0.00%)
0.30% 0.16% 45.06M 0.15% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
25.12 25.14 25.14 25.12 25.16 25.00 0.00
(0.00%)
0.90% 0.24% 30.12M 0.20% NR
Not Rated
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.21 19.95 0.00
(0.00%)
0.02% -0.10% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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