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Government Bonds ETFs offer investors exposure to fixed income securities issued by government agencies. Bonds featured in these ETFs include U.S. Treasuries of varying maturities, floating rate Treasury bonds, and TIPS.

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As of 08/26/2016

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 2016-08-26 20:20:03 UTC

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ETF Name Total Assets* YTD Avg Volume Previous Closing Price 1-Day Change Overall Rating 1 Week 4 Week 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year ETFdb Category Inception ER Commission Free Annual Dividend Rate Dividend Date Dividend Annual Dividend Yield % P/E Ratio Beta # of Holdings % In Top 10 Complete ST Cap Gain Rate LT Cap Gain Rate Tax Form Lower Bollinger Upper Bollinger Support 1 Resistance 1 RSI Advanced Fact Sheet ETF Holdings Chart ETF Home Page Head-To-Head Liquidity Rating Expenses Rating Returns Rating Volatility Rating Dividend Rating Concentration Rating
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF $10,243,706 0.8% 1,386,498.0 $84.93 -0.09% -0.1% -0.3% 0.4% 1.9% 2.2% Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% 2 Platforms $0.30 2016-05-02 $0.05 0.35% N/A -0.15 80 38.1% View 35% 15% 1099 $84.99 $85.17 $84.89 $85.02 40.82 View View View View View View A B
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF $9,143,046 6.0% 2,181,974.0 $111.45 -0.38% -0.4% -1.4% 5.9% 17.2% 18.3% Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% Fidelity $1.31 2016-06-01 $0.16 1.17% N/A -0.74 14 99.3% View 35% 15% 1099 $111.65 $112.62 $111.11 $112.06 44.40 View View View View View View A B+
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF $8,113,611 15.6% 8,328,142.0 $138.36 -0.58% -0.2% -2.3% 15.5% 43.2% 47.1% Government Bonds 2002-07-22 0.15% 2 Platforms $2.32 2016-07-01 $0.26 1.67% N/A -1.86 33 63.3% View 35% 15% 1099 $137.91 $140.51 $137.49 $139.96 49.09 View View View View View View A+ B-
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF $6,397,864 3.1% 423,251.0 $126.07 -0.28% -0.3% -1.0% 2.7% 8.7% 9.4% Government Bonds 2007-01-05 0.15% TD Ameritrade $1.02 2016-06-01 $0.14 0.80% N/A -0.45 77 48.2% View 35% 15% 1099 $126.26 $127.07 $125.84 $126.46 42.76 View View View View View View A B-
GOVT iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond ETF $2,550,947 4.1% 617,585.0 $26.07 -0.23% -0.2% -1.0% 3.9% 10.5% N/A Government Bonds 2012-02-16 0.15% Fidelity $0.17 2016-02-01 $0.03 0.66% N/A -0.56 118 34.2% View 35% 15% 1099 $26.09 $26.23 $26.01 $26.16 45.97 View View View View View View A- B+
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $1,223,557 1.1% 198,858.0 $50.73 -0.12% -0.1% -0.3% 0.8% 2.4% 2.7% Government Bonds 2010-08-05 0.08% Charles Schwab $0.39 2016-08-01 $0.03 0.77% N/A -0.15 71 26.3% View 35% 15% 1099 $50.76 $50.86 $50.69 $50.78 43.17 View View View View View View A A
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Government Bond ETF $903,161 3.9% 109,271.0 $66.45 -0.30% -0.3% -1.0% 3.8% 10.8% 11.9% Government Bonds 2009-11-23 0.12% 2 Platforms $0.95 2016-07-01 $0.08 1.43% N/A -0.52 162 22.7% View 35% 15% 1099 $66.53 $67.00 $66.31 $66.69 44.16 View View View View View View B+ A-
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF $895,981 1.0% 145,595.0 $61.12 -0.08% -0.1% -0.3% 0.8% 2.4% 2.7% Government Bonds 2009-11-23 0.12% 2 Platforms $0.46 2016-08-01 $0.04 0.76% N/A -0.16 142 19.8% View 35% 15% 1099 $61.15 $61.27 $61.08 $61.18 44.16 View View View View View View A- A-
TLH iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF $770,832 8.2% 171,826.0 $144.78 -0.38% -0.3% -1.7% 8.3% 24.8% 26.8% Government Bonds 2007-01-05 0.15% Not Available $1.65 2016-06-01 $0.24 1.13% N/A -1.00 14 93.7% View 35% 15% 1099 $144.94 $146.44 $144.18 $145.77 46.12 View View View View View View A- B
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF $766,176 4.1% 123,203.0 $55.34 -0.34% -0.3% -0.9% 3.9% 11.1% 11.9% Government Bonds 2010-08-05 0.09% Charles Schwab $0.81 2016-08-01 $0.06 1.46% N/A -0.51 89 20.4% View 35% 15% 1099 $55.43 $55.83 $55.24 $55.52 43.94 View View View View View View B+ A
AGZ iShares Agency Bond ETF $624,078 2.2% 27,375.0 $115.44 -0.18% -0.1% -0.4% 2.3% 8.2% 9.2% Government Bonds 2008-11-05 0.20% Fidelity $0.86 2016-05-02 $0.12 0.74% N/A -0.35 120 45.5% View 35% 15% 1099 $115.45 $115.77 $115.27 $115.76 47.87 View View View View View View B C+
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF $610,148 24.1% 90,672.0 $138.84 -0.57% -0.2% -2.7% 21.6% 66.1% 74.2% Government Bonds 2007-12-06 0.12% 2 Platforms $3.41 2016-06-21 $0.82 2.46% N/A -2.49 75 21.2% View 35% 15% 1099 $137.96 $141.59 $137.54 $140.96 50.11 View View View View View View B A-
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF $583,781 14.2% 132,991.0 $79.51 -0.49% -0.2% -2.2% 14.2% 39.3% 41.8% Government Bonds 2007-05-23 0.10% Charles Schwab $1.05 2016-03-01 $0.14 1.31% N/A -1.72 47 44.7% View 35% 15% 1099 $79.28 $80.71 $79.03 $80.36 48.78 View View View View View View B A-
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF $576,049 15.1% 132,345.0 $84.85 -0.50% -0.2% -2.2% 15.0% 41.1% 43.5% Government Bonds 2009-11-24 0.12% 2 Platforms $1.86 2016-07-01 $0.17 2.18% N/A -1.75 71 40.7% View 35% 15% 1099 $84.55 $86.04 $84.31 $85.74 49.04 View View View View View View A- A
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF $459,681 1.8% 59,366.0 $61.13 -0.24% -0.3% -0.8% 2.1% 6.5% 7.5% Government Bonds 2007-05-23 0.10% Not Available $0.44 2016-03-01 $0.06 0.71% N/A -0.36 207 17.8% View 35% 15% 1099 $61.22 $61.52 $61.06 $61.28 42.39 View View View View View View B- A-
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund $367,606 25.2% 69,742.0 $136.44 -0.60% -0.3% -2.6% 23.6% 71.8% 80.1% Government Bonds 2009-10-30 0.15% Charles Schwab $2.06 2016-07-01 $0.40 1.50% N/A -2.69 22 52.0% View 35% 15% 1099 $135.23 $139.36 $134.85 $139.33 50.53 View View View View View View B+ B-
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio ETF $223,744 9.2% 50,091.0 $34.80 -0.49% -0.3% -1.6% 9.5% 25.2% 27.5% Government Bonds 2007-10-11 0.25% Not Available $0.65 2016-08-15 $0.05 1.86% N/A -1.01 28 48.0% View 35% 15% 1099 $34.82 $35.20 $34.70 $34.96 47.14 View View View View View View B- C+
FTSD Franklin Liberty Short Duration U.S. Government ETF $166,426 0.7% 6,538.0 $97.98 0.00% 0.1% 0.4% 0.7% N/A N/A Government Bonds 2013-11-04 0.30% Not Available $1.64 2016-07-29 $0.19 1.68% N/A 0.24 342 29.3% View 35% 15% 1099 $97.62 $98.03 $97.93 $98.01 57.65 View View View View View View N/A C+
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund $155,866 0.8% 13,378.0 $50.99 -0.23% -0.2% -0.4% 0.4% 1.9% 2.2% Government Bonds 2009-06-01 0.15% Not Available $0.22 2016-06-01 $0.03 0.44% N/A -0.18 28 46.6% View 35% 15% 1099 $51.05 $51.17 $50.95 $51.06 41.44 View View View View View View B+ A
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF $128,100 1.4% 55,828.0 $30.47 -0.16% -0.2% -0.5% 1.1% 3.7% N/A Government Bonds 2011-11-30 0.10% Not Available $0.16 2016-03-01 $0.02 0.53% N/A -0.27 149 15.6% View 35% 15% 1099 $30.48 $30.59 $30.42 $30.53 43.56 View View View View View View B- A
TIPX SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF $55,524 3.0% 28,847.0 $19.76 -0.35% -0.1% -0.9% 3.1% 4.9% N/A Government Bonds 2013-05-30 0.15% Not Available $0.01 2015-12-29 $0.01 0.06% N/A -0.96 25 53.4% View 35% 15% 1099 $19.72 $19.91 $19.73 $19.80 46.60 View View View View View View N/A B-
TFLO iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF $20,052 -0.3% 3,041.0 $50.15 0.08% -0.0% -0.0% 0.4% N/A N/A Government Bonds 2014-02-03 0.15% Not Available $0.07 2016-04-01 $0.01 0.14% N/A 0.10 10 46.2% View 35% 15% 1099 $50.11 $50.17 N/A N/A 52.21 View View View View View View N/A A+
DLBL iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN $5,789 9.8% 390.0 $81.65 0.09% 1.6% 1.9% 14.2% 31.1% 34.5% Government Bonds 2010-08-09 0.75% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.15 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $78.39 $82.02 $81.62 $81.67 61.45 View View View View View View C C
DTYL iPath US Treasury 10-year Bull ETN $5,682 10.6% 2,257.0 $82.71 -1.22% -1.2% -1.2% 10.2% 29.2% 31.0% Government Bonds 2010-08-09 0.75% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2.31 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $78.45 $84.62 $82.71 $82.71 57.15 View View View View View View C C+
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN $5,209 14.2% 1,600.0 $73.57 -0.50% -1.2% -0.1% 11.5% 32.6% N/A Government Bonds 2011-07-12 0.75% Not Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.85 N/A N/A View 35% 15% 1099 $69.26 $75.36 $73.57 $73.57 59.39 View View View View View View N/A C
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