Government Bonds ETFs

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Definitive List Of Government Bonds ETFs

This is a list of all US-traded ETFs that are currently included in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category by the ETF Database staff. Each ETF is placed in a single "best fit" ETFdb Category; if you want to browse ETFs with more flexible selection criteria, visit our screener. To see more information of the Government Bonds ETFs, click on one of the tabs above.

* Assets in thousands of U.S. Dollars. Assets and Average Volume as of 2014-04-17 20:17:26 UTC

Symbol Name Price Change Assets * ▼ Avg Vol YTD

Definitive Historical Return Data For Government Bonds ETFs

The following table displays sortable historical return data for all ETFs currently included in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category. For information on dividends, expenses, or technical indicators, click on one of the tabs above.

Symbol Name 1 Week 4 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -0.08% +0.15% +0.16% +0.24% +1.86% +4.85%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -0.56% +0.59% +2.93% -4.68% +15.52% +21.10%
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF +0.19% +3.05% +8.58% -7.79% +29.66% +26.62%
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF -0.56% +0.12% +0.72% -1.85% +8.38% +14.89%
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -0.06% +0.19% +0.17% +0.37% +2.01% n/a
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund -0.03% +0.17% +0.10% +0.34% +2.04% n/a
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF -0.37% +0.44% +1.42% -0.53% +5.92% +11.35%
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -0.72% +0.05% +1.07% -2.57% +10.15% n/a
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF -0.18% +1.38% +5.07% -5.29% +20.91% +26.11%
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio -0.55% +1.26% +4.68% -5.11% +19.13% +22.98%
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF +0.47% +4.89% +14.04% -10.96% +48.94% +30.59%
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -0.45% +0.12% +0.46% -1.41% +6.60% +11.51%
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF +0.16% +0.95% +1.82% -1.44% n/a n/a
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund -0.63% +0.25% +1.11% -2.50% +10.07% n/a
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund -0.12% +0.14% +0.10% +0.25% +1.47% n/a
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund +1.56% +5.54% +16.30% -10.47% +53.42% n/a
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund -0.64% +0.53% +3.14% -4.60% +15.29% n/a
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund +0.01% +2.75% +7.89% -7.34% +26.01% n/a
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF -0.19% +2.49% +7.73% -7.40% +26.38% +28.39%
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF +0.00% -0.01% +0.22% n/a n/a n/a
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN +2.03% +1.40% -5.42% +19.43% -25.66% n/a
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF +0.00% +0.21% +0.29% -0.35% n/a n/a
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund -0.09% +0.21% +0.71% -1.88% +7.52% n/a
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF +1.03% +1.60% +2.23% n/a n/a n/a
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund -0.15% -0.54% +0.82% -2.29% +8.55% n/a

Definitive List Of Cheapest Government Bonds ETFs

The following table displays sortable expense ratio and commission free trading information for all ETFs currently included in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category.

Symbol Name ETFdb Category Inception ER Commission Free
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% 2 Platforms
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% Fidelity
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% 2 Platforms
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2007-01-05 0.15% TD Ameritrade
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2010-08-05 0.08% Charles Schwab
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-11-23 0.14% 2 Platforms
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF Government Bonds 2008-11-05 0.20% Fidelity
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2010-08-05 0.10% Charles Schwab
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2007-01-05 0.15% Not Available
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio Government Bonds 2007-10-11 0.25% Not Available
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2007-12-06 0.12% 2 Platforms
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2007-05-23 0.13% Not Available
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF Government Bonds 2012-02-16 0.15% Fidelity
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-11-23 0.12% 2 Platforms
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-06-01 0.09% Not Available
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-10-30 0.15% Not Available
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-09-10 0.15% Not Available
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-11-24 0.12% 2 Platforms
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2007-05-23 0.13% Charles Schwab
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF Government Bonds 2013-11-04 0.30% Not Available
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN Government Bonds 2010-08-09 0.75% Not Available
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF Government Bonds 2011-11-30 0.12% Not Available
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund Government Bonds 2009-10-30 0.15% Not Available
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF Government Bonds 2013-05-30 0.15% Not Available
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund Government Bonds 2010-11-02 0.15% Not Available

Definitive List Of Highest Yielding Government Bonds ETFs

The following table includes sortable dividend information on all ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category, including yield, dividend date, and beta.

Symbol Name Annual Dividend Rate Dividend Date Dividend Annual Dividend Yield % P/E Ratio Beta
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF $0.20 2014-04-01 $0.02 0.24% n/a -0.06
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF $1.71 2014-04-01 $0.19 1.67% n/a -0.46
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF $3.09 2014-04-01 $0.28 2.78% n/a 0.88
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF $0.96 2014-04-01 $0.12 0.80% n/a -0.27
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $0.16 2014-04-01 $0.02 0.32% n/a 0.06
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund $0.18 2014-04-01 $0.01 0.29% n/a -0.07
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF $1.39 2014-04-01 $0.12 1.24% n/a 0.17
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $0.61 2014-04-01 $0.06 1.15% n/a -0.31
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF $2.64 2014-04-01 $0.24 2.08% n/a 0.54
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio $0.73 2014-04-15 $0.06 2.37% n/a 0.54
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF $4.46 2014-03-24 $0.77 4.39% n/a 1.37
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF $0.75 2014-04-01 $0.05 1.25% n/a -0.19
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF $0.22 2014-04-01 $0.02 0.89% n/a 0.24
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund $0.89 2014-04-01 $0.07 1.40% n/a -0.28
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund $0.18 2014-03-31 $0.01 0.35% n/a -0.07
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund $3.46 2014-03-31 $0.68 3.58% n/a 1.27
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund $1.62 2014-03-31 $0.14 1.96% n/a -0.41
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund $1.75 2014-04-01 $0.17 2.52% n/a 0.76
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF $1.65 2014-04-01 $0.16 2.54% n/a 0.80
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF $0.76 2014-03-31 $0.19 0.76% n/a 0.05
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.87
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF $0.14 2014-04-01 $0.02 0.45% n/a -0.12
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund $1.23 2014-03-31 $0.07 1.55% n/a -0.28
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF $0.05 2013-12-27 $0.02 0.25% n/a 0.38
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund $1.45 2014-02-28 $0.13 1.45% n/a 0.41

Definitive List Of Government Bonds ETF Holdings

The following table includes basic holdings information for each ETF in the Government Bonds, including number of holdings and percentage of assets included in the top ten holdings. To see more detailed holdings information for any ETF, click the link in the right column.

Symbol Name # of Holdings % In Top 10 Complete
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 53 60.06% View
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 18 96.59% View
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 23 77.27% View
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 50 50.08% View
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 49 41.41% View
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund 115 24.70% View
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF 107 51.52% View
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 63 31.44% View
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF 19 79.82% View
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio 27 47.26% View
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF 68 19.23% View
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 199 12.28% View
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 73 52.88% View
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund 170 18.05% View
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund 41 45.65% View
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund 22 53.00% View
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund 17 85.76% View
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund 64 42.63% View
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF 42 45.50% View
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF 78 33.49% View
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN n/a n/a View
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF 143 11.05% View
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund 40 48.96% View
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF 23 63.53% View
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund 21 57.29% View

Guide To Government Bonds ETF Tax Rates

The following table displays sortable tax data for all ETFs currently included in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category. To see information on dividends, expenses, or technicals, click on one of the other tabs above.

Symbol Name ST Cap Gains Rate LT Cap Gains Rate Tax Form
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio 35% 15% 1099
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 35% 15% 1099
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF 35% 15% 1099
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN 35% 15% 1099
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF 35% 15% 1099
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund 35% 15% 1099
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF 35% 15% 1099
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund 35% 15% 1099

Technical Indicators For Every Government Bonds ETF

The following table contains sortable technical indicators for all ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category. For more detailed technical metrics on any of these ETFs, click the "View" link in the right column.

Symbol Name Lower Bollinger Upper Bollinger Support 1 Resistance 1 RSI Advanced
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF $84.29 $84.57 $84.45 $84.50 52 View
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF $100.80 $102.70 $101.52 $102.18 51 View
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF $106.97 $111.31 $109.35 $111.10 57 View
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF $120.03 $121.50 $120.54 $120.91 46 View
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $50.45 $50.62 $50.54 $50.63 55 View
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund $60.77 $60.98 $60.90 $60.95 54 View
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF $110.94 $112.55 $111.62 $111.95 53 View
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $52.22 $52.93 $52.38 $52.60 46 View
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF $124.73 $127.58 $126.12 $127.20 55 View
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio $30.04 $30.76 $30.34 $30.64 54 View
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF $96.07 $102.18 $99.50 $102.01 58 View
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF $59.09 $59.61 $59.25 $59.40 46 View
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF $24.41 $24.72 $24.60 $24.77 61 View
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund $62.89 $63.76 $63.18 $63.43 47 View
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund $50.79 $50.95 $50.87 $50.89 50 View
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund $90.56 $96.76 $94.77 $97.00 61 View
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund $81.33 $82.84 $81.98 $82.36 51 View
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund $67.13 $69.66 $68.47 $69.48 57 View
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF $62.67 $64.99 $63.97 $64.52 56 View
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF $100.04 $100.18 n/a n/a 71 View
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN $38.46 $39.87 $39.41 $39.95 56 View
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF $29.88 $30.05 $29.99 $29.99 50 View
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund $78.44 $79.31 $78.81 $79.03 48 View
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF $19.31 $19.66 $19.67 $19.67 64 View
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund $99.38 $100.96 $99.72 $99.72 49 View

Analyst Reports For Every Government Bonds ETF

The following table contains links to detailed analysis for each ETF in the Government Bonds. To see holdings, official fact sheets, or the ETF home page, click on the links below.

Symbol Name Fact Sheet ETF Holdings Chart ETF Home Page Head-To-Head
SHY 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
SCHO Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF View View View View View
VGSH Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund View View View View View
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF View View View View View
SCHR Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF View View View View View
TLH 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
PLW 1-30 Treasury Ladder Portfolio View View View View View
EDV Extended Duration Treasury ETF View View View View View
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF View View View View View
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF View View View View View
VGIT Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index Fund View View View View View
TUZ 1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund View View View View View
ZROZ 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund View View View View View
TENZ 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund View View View View View
VGLT Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund View View View View View
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF View View View View View
FTSD Short Duration U.S. Government ETF View View View View View
STPP US Treasury Steepener ETN View View View View View
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF View View View View View
FIVZ 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund View View View View View
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF View View View View View
TRSY Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund View View View View View

Analyst Ratings For Every Government Bonds ETF

The following table includes ETFdb Ratings for all ETFs in the Government Bonds. The ETFdb Ratings are transparent, quant-based scores designed to assess the relative merits of potential investments. ETFs are ranked on up to six metrics, as well as an Overall Rating. Certain metrics are available only to ETFdb Pro members; sign up for a free 14-day trial for complete access

Symbol Liquidity Expenses Performance Volatility Dividend Concentration Realtime
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SHY
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IEF
A
B+
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TLT
A+
B-
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IEI
A
B-
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SCHO
A
A
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VGSH
A-
A-
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AGZ
B
C+
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SCHR
B+
A
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TLH
A-
B
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PLW
B-
C+
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EDV
B
A-
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ITE
B-
A-
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GOVT
A-
B+
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VGIT
B+
A-
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TUZ
B+
A
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ZROZ
B+
B-
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TENZ
C+
B
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VGLT
A-
A
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TLO
B
A-
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FTSD
n/a
C+
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STPP
C+
C
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SST
B-
A
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FIVZ
C+
B
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TIPX
n/a
B-
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TRSY
C
B+
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