Best Fit U.S. Treasury Funds

These ETFs invest in treasury bonds issued and backed by the U.S. government in a variety of durations. They are generally considered some of the safest investments available.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHR)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.52% Avg. Volume: 26,519
Fees: 0.10% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S.??3-10??Year Treasury Bond Index

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#2 PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (TUZ)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.16% Avg. Volume: 8,346
Fees: 0.09% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: BofA Merrill Lynch 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index

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#3 iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.72% Avg. Volume: 35,701
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Bond Index

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#4 iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLH)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 5.81% Avg. Volume: 43,807
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital U.S. 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Index

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#5 Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHO)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.19% Avg. Volume: 81,015
Fees: 0.08% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index

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#6 Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund (EDV)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 16.14% Avg. Volume: 57,573
Fees: 0.12% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: U.S. Dollar

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#7 iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 1.16% Avg. Volume: 265,174
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index

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#8 iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 0.22% Avg. Volume: 947,288
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Bond Index

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#9 iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 10.04% Avg. Volume: 7,317,290
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index

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#10 iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 3.69% Avg. Volume: 1,080,838
Fees: 0.15% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Index

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Top Performing U.S. Treasury Funds As of 03.05.2014

Global X Permanent ETF (PERM)

Total Return: 3.23%

PowerShares DB 3x Long 25+ Year Treasury Bond ETN (LBND)

Total Return: 2.45%

Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (THHY)

Total Return: 1.90%

iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN (STPP)

Total Return: 10.77%

iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN (DLBS)

Total Return: 8.68%

iPath US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN (DTYS)

Total Return: 8.60%

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