- Last Ratings Update:03/31/2015
- Price as of 03/31/2015 :$30.35
- Net Assets:$12 Million
- Peer Rank:42 of 60
- Investment Rating:C-
We rate SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF at C-. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Government Bond strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF has returned an annual rate of 0.89% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 0.92% in the last three years, 1.92% in the last year, and 1.21% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 25% of them. It has also outpaced 41% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 3/31/2015. On a year to date basis, SST has returned 0.95%.
Downside risk has been below average. SST has a draw down risk of -5.44%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 4.9%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 3/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $30.35, which is 0.9% below its 52-week high of $30.62 and 2.4% above its 52-week low of $29.63.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $12.00 million, SST maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Government Bond peers of just 0.12% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As SST is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF is managed by Karen Tsang at SSgA Funds Management Inc. This fund is one of 141 SSgA Funds Management Inc exchange-traded funds launched since 12/16/1998 that we track.
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