iShares Barclays Capital U.S. Agency Bond ETF
just follows U.S. agency bonds. It was launched in November 2008. It has AUM of $376 million, trades a daily average of 26,000 shares, an expense ratio of .20% , a current yield of 1.84%, a 1-year total return through May 2011 of 3.43% and all agencies still carry AAA ratings. No question things were rocky in 2008.
Data as of May 2011
AGZ Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
Bank Of America Gtd 3.125%: 7.34%
FHLBA 3.625%: 5.82%
FHLMC 4.5%: 5.03%
FHLBA 4%: 5.02%
FHLMC 1.75%: 4.13%
FHLMC 1.15%: 3.50%
FHLMC 4.375%: 3.45%
FNMA 1.125%: 3.26%
FNMA 4.375%: 2.82%
FNMA 2%: 2.41%
There are plenty of other government bonds but most are repetitive to these issues and/or have low AUM and little liquidity for now. We move on to inflation protected government bonds which include on overseas issue.