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The Best Government Bonds ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 93 Government Bonds ETFs.

Government Bonds ETFs are exchange-traded funds (ETF) investments in bonds issued by national governments. These bonds are considered among the safest investments as they are issued by sovereign nations and are typically backed by the full faith and credit of the issuing government. Government Bonds ETFs usually invest in a diversified portfolio of government bonds, including bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury, German Bunds, U.K. Gilts, and other sovereign bonds. In addition, the bonds in the portfolio may have different maturities and credit ratings, which can give investors exposure to different parts of the bond market.

Government bonds ETFs are generally considered to be low-risk investments. They typically have lower returns than other types of bond ETFs, such as corporate, high-yield, or emerging market bonds, but they also carry less risk. As a result, government bonds ETFs can be attractive for investors looking to preserve capital and generate income.

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Year-to-Date Return

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> 10.0%

10-Year Annualized Return

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> 10.0%

Sharpe Ratio

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> 0.1

Omega ratio

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> 0.1

Sortino ratio

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> 0.1

Calmar ratio

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> 0.1

Ulcer Index

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> 10.0%

10Y Volatility

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> 10.0%

Maximum Drawdown

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> 10.0%

Dividend Yield

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> 10.0%
SymbolFull nameCategoryInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
AGOVGavekal Asia Pacific Government Bond ETFGovernment Bonds, Actively ManagedJul 21, 20210.50%-7.4%N/A2.4%-26.8%-0.4-0.41.0-0.67.3%
BBLL.DEJPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond 0-1 yr UCITS ETF USD (Acc)Government BondsJul 9, 20190.07%1.9%N/A0.0%-11.6%
BBLL.LJPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond 0-1 yr UCITS ETF USD (Acc)Government BondsJul 9, 20190.07%-0.3%N/A0.0%-19.2%0.2-
BBM3.LJPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond 0-3 Months UCITS ETF USD (Acc)Government BondsFeb 17, 20210.07%-0.3%N/A0.0%-15.3%
BBRT.LJPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond UCITS ETF USD (Acc)Government BondsApr 25, 20190.07%-4.9%N/A0.0%-25.0%-0.5-0.70.9-0.55.7%
BILSPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETFGovernment BondsMay 25, 20070.14%4.4%1.0%4.6%-0.8%16.9102.332.0221.30.0%
CLTLInvesco Treasury Collateral ETFGovernment BondsJan 12, 20170.08%3.1%N/A4.5%-0.6%
CU31.LiShares USD Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF (Acc)Government BondsJun 3, 20090.07%-1.9%3.4%0.0%-20.7%-
CU71.LiShares USD Treasury Bond 3-7yr UCITS ETF (Acc)Government BondsJun 3, 20090.07%-3.3%3.5%0.0%-20.5%-0.3-0.41.0-0.34.8%
DTLA.LiShares USD Treasury Bond 20+yr UCITS ETF USD (Acc)Government BondsMay 10, 20180.07%-7.7%N/A0.0%-48.5%-0.5-0.80.9-0.49.9%
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETFGovernment BondsDec 6, 20070.06%-9.0%1.4%4.9%-59.5%-0.5-0.60.9-0.413.9%
FLGVFranklin Liberty U.S. Treasury Bond ETFGovernment Bonds, Actively ManagedJun 9, 20200.09%0.5%N/A3.5%-17.6%
GBILGoldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETFGovernment BondsSep 6, 20160.12%4.3%N/A4.4%-0.4%12.645.211.596.10.0%
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETFGovernment BondsFeb 14, 20120.15%0.5%0.7%2.6%-19.1%
GOVZiShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETFGovernment BondsSep 22, 20200.15%-11.0%N/A4.3%-59.7%-0.5-0.60.9-0.515.8%
IB01.LiShares USD Treasury Bond 0-1yr UCITS ETF (Acc)Government BondsFeb 20, 20190.07%4.4%N/A0.0%-0.9%
IBTA.LiShares USD Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF (Acc)Government BondsApr 13, 20170.07%2.7%N/A0.0%-5.8%
IBTDiShares iBonds Dec 2023 Term Treasury ETFGovernment BondsFeb 25, 20200.07%4.4%N/A4.4%-3.0%7.516.23.559.80.0%
IBTEiShares iBonds Dec 2024 Term Treasury ETFGovernment BondsFeb 25, 20200.07%3.7%N/A4.1%-6.8%
IBTFiShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Treasury ETFGovernment BondsFeb 25, 20200.07%2.8%N/A3.9%-10.5%

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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot

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