Betashares launches U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (ASX: GGOV)

The Betashares U.S. Treasury Bond 20+ Year ETF – Currency Hedged ETF (ASX: GGOV) is now available.

The new offering will provide investors with access to a portfolio of high-quality, long-maturity US Treasury bonds via a cost-effective and convenient ETF.

US Treasury bonds are of amongst the highest credit quality, as the risk of default by the US Government is considered very low.

As a result, US Treasury bonds typically form a core part of the asset allocation of most of the world’s major pension and sovereign funds, as well as a key part of many countries’ central bank reserves.

GGOV offers potential diversification and defensive benefits for investment portfolios, as long-term US Treasuries historically have tended to perform well in times of global economic weakness and US recessions.

In addition, US Treasuries provide potential for a reliable, high-quality source of income above long-term inflation expectations.

“GGOV is a simple-to-access and cost-effective solution for investing in long term US Treasury bonds – an exposure that many leading global investors use to diversify and defend their portfolios during periods of global economic slowdown. It also offers investors the potential for regular income, particularly as US interest rates and inflation expectations continue to both rise”, said Mr. Alex Vynokur, Betashares CEO.