Is there an exchange-traded security that represents the value of a government bond? Since the latter have a very large volume, I would be interested to see to what extent private investors can benefit from the rising demand for government bonds.

Specifically, I am interested in government bonds from stable or large economies such as the US or large European countries.

  • Why not buy the bond itself?
    – Lawrence
    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:04
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    The price is too high. As far as I know, government bonds are placed in a price range from millions or billions on.
    – Kutsubato
    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:04
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    @Kutsubato No, they have a par value of $1,000, but you can buy fractional amounts in increments of $100. They sell millions of them at one time, though. Also remember that there are several "types" of bonds that differ in maturity. You can buy them directly through Treasury Direct
    – D Stanley
    Jun 28, 2019 at 13:22
  • But when I want to increase diversity, it is probably still better to invest into ETFs holding multiple government bonds.
    – Kutsubato
    Jun 29, 2019 at 11:35

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You can find many here.

Also pay attention to duration, they affect how sensitive the fund is to interest rate change (and how volatile the fund is).

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