|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF is one of several available to U.S. investors looking to achieve exposure to short-term Treasuries, an asset class that can bring stable (though generally rather low) returns to a portfolio. Because the underlying securities don't feature much in the way of interest rate risk or credit risk, yields on this fund are likely to be pretty meager. The real appeal of SST is in its ability to smooth overall volatility of a portfolio; this fund can dampen the ups and downs associated with equity market fluctuations. SST is a pretty standard product; it's generally similar to other short-term government bond ETFs, though the low expense ratio on this ticker makes SST appealing to those looking to minimize fees (which can be extremely important given the low expected returns form this fund). Some investors will elect to achieve exposure to Treasuries through more broad-based ETFs, but those seeking to fine tune exposure might find SST to be useful.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SST on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Government Bonds with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
|Cash And Equivalents||2.19%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||24.25%|
|1% to 2%||50.27%|
|2% to 3%||11.46%|
|3% to 4%||9.82%|
|4% to 5%||0.59%|
|5% to 6%||0.0%|
|6% to 7%||0.0%|
|7% to 8%||0.1%|
|8% to 9%||1.26%|
|9% to 10%||0.06%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 14 other ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of SST relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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