- Last Ratings Update:01/31/2014
- Price as of 01/31/2014 :$30.03
- Net Assets:$21 Million
- Peer Rank:14 of 61
- Investment Rating:C
We rate SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF at C. 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
New Fund off to poor start in the last year. The SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF has returned an annual rate of 0.47% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -0.31% in the last year, -0.17% in the last six months, and -0.80% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 46% of them for the period ending 1/31/2014. On a year to date basis, SST has returned 0.33%.
Downside risk has been below average. SST has a draw down risk of -1.29%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 1.8%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 1/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $30.03, which is 0.4% below its 52-week high of $30.14 and 0.4% above its 52-week low of $29.91.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $21.00 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 120 SSgA Funds Management Inc exchange-traded funds launched since 12/16/1998 that we track.
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