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 #17 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
79.65 79.67 79.70 79.65 80.63 79.17 -0.06
(-0.08%)
1.18% -1.18% 22.92B 0.07% A
Strong Buy
MINT
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund
101.79 101.78 101.80 101.78 101.83 101.26 0.00
(0.00%)
1.34% 0.35% 7.55B 0.36% A
Strong Buy
FLOT
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
50.92 50.91 50.93 50.91 50.94 50.66 +0.01
(0.02%)
1.17% 0.49% 6.54B 0.20% A
Strong Buy
NEAR
iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF
50.26 50.26 50.27 50.25 50.31 50.11 0.00
(0.00%)
1.14% 0.14% 2.82B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
BIL
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
45.74 45.73 45.74 45.73 45.75 45.69 +0.01
(0.02%)
0.39% 0.04% 1.73B 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLRN
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
30.74 30.74 30.79 30.73 30.80 30.53 -0.02
(-0.07%)
1.24% 0.56% 1.27B 0.15% A
Strong Buy
FTSM
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF
59.99 59.99 59.99 59.97 60.08 59.87 -0.07
(-0.12%)
0.96% 0.00% 1.16B 0.25% A
Strong Buy
GSY
Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF
50.37 50.37 50.37 50.35 50.38 50.09 +0.01
(0.02%)
1.29% 0.36% 1.15B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
GBIL
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) ETF
100.05 100.09 100.09 100.05 100.15 99.96 -0.03
(-0.03%)
0.34% 0.01% 810.24M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
FLTR
VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
25.27 25.30 25.30 25.27 25.42 24.86 -0.04
(-0.16%)
2.01% 1.45% 216.81M 0.14% A
Strong Buy
RAVI
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund
75.53 75.54 75.56 75.52 76.30 74.89 0.00
(0.00%)
0.68% -0.32% 162.41M 0.25% A
Strong Buy
VNLA
Janus Henderson Short Duration Income ETF
50.33 50.33 50.34 50.31 52.52 49.41 -0.02
(-0.04%)
1.40% 0.63% 145.70M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ICSH
iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF
50.10 50.11 50.11 50.08 50.25 49.87 -0.01
(-0.02%)
1.21% 0.00% 132.66M 0.08% A
Strong Buy
VRIG
PowerShares Variable Rate Investment Grade Portfolio
25.26 25.29 25.29 25.26 25.35 24.97 0.00
(0.00%)
2.21% 0.92% 130.09M 0.30% A
Strong Buy
HOLD
AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF
99.45 99.03 99.45 99.03 103.39 95.50 -0.07
(-0.07%)
0.97% 0.05% 84.54M 0.35% A
Strong Buy
ULST
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF
40.24 40.31 40.31 40.24 41.27 40.15 -0.10
(-0.25%)
0.80% 0.07% 20.11M 0.20% A
Strong Buy
CLTL
PowerShares Treasury Collateral Portfolio
105.98 105.98 105.98 105.98 105.98 105.38 +0.03
(0.03%)
0.57% 0.57% 453.12M 0.08% NR
Not Rated
JPST
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF
50.15 50.15 50.15 50.11 50.23 50.00 +0.02
(0.04%)
0.64% 0.22% 55.08M 0.15% NR
Not Rated
NUSA
NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
25.00 25.01 25.01 25.00 25.18 25.00 -0.02
(-0.08%)
0.66% -0.22% 29.98M 0.20% NR
Not Rated
ARCM
Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF
20.04 20.04 20.04 20.04 20.21 19.86 +0.02
(0.10%)
0.30% 0.10% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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