BABS SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Build America Bond ETF

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BABS - Profile

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Alternative ETFs in the National Munis Category

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest
Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Description

The index consists of all direct pay Build America Bonds that satisfy the rules of the Barclays Capital Taxable Municipal Index.

Realtime Rating

BABS - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

BABS is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Barclays Capital Build America Bond Index. The index consists of all direct pay Build America Bonds that satisfy the rules of the Barclays Capital Taxable Municipal Index.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BABS on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the National Munis with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

BABS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses C+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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BABS In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for BABS and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

BABS - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 05, 2015
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Top Ten Holdings

  1. New Jersey St Tpk Auth 7.102%
    4.22%
  2. California St Go Bds 7.55%
    3.79%
  3. California St Go Bds 7.3%
    3.66%
  4. California St Go Bds 7.5%
    2.68%
  5. California St Go Bds 7.6%
    2.65%
  6. Bay Area Toll Auth 7.043%
    2.21%
  7. Los Angeles Calif Uni Sch Dist 6.758%
    1.97%
  8. Bay Area Toll Auth 6.263%
    1.85%
  9. California St Go Bds 7.625%
    1.76%
  10. Texas St G O Hwy I 4.631%
    1.55%

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep BABS is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
BABS Rank:
BABS 191
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
BABS Rank:
BABS 26.34%
Category Low
Category High

BABS Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 99.89%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.11%
Other 0.0%

BABS Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

BABS Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Municipal Taxable 80.06%
Government Related 19.83%
Cash And Equivalents 0.11%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Corporate Bond 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%
Government 0.0%

BABS Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.0%
3% to 4% 0.36%
4% to 5% 7.6%
5% to 6% 30.88%
6% to 7% 30.56%
7% to 8% 29.0%
8% to 9% 1.5%
9% to 10% 0.0%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%

BABS Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 11.0%
AA 45.17%
A 43.84%
BBB 0.0%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

BABS Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 1.26%
7-10 Years 0.39%
10-15 Years 4.63%
15-20 Years 15.94%
20-30 Years 59.15%
30+ Years 18.51%
Expense

BABS - Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of BABS to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
BABS Rank:
BABS 0.35%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in BABS

BABS is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the National Munis ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

BABS - Performance

This section shows how BABS has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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1 Week Return
BABS Rank:
BABS -0.89%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
BABS Rank:
BABS -0.59%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
BABS Rank:
BABS -1.85%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
BABS Rank:
BABS 4.56%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
BABS Rank:
BABS 1.40%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
BABS Rank:
BABS 12.40%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
BABS Rank:
BABS 19.52%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
BABS Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
Charts

BABS - Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of BABS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

Valuation

BABS - Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of BABS compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
BABS Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 24, 2015

Dividend

BABS - Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of BABS compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Annual Dividend Yield
BABS Rank:
BABS 3.82%
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 24, 2015

Technicals

BABS - Technicals

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BABS Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of BABS compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
BABS Rank:
BABS 14.63%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
BABS Rank:
BABS 8.44%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
BABS Rank:
BABS 12.02%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
BABS Rank:
BABS 11.78%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
BABS Rank:
BABS 0.84
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
BABS Rank:
BABS 2.30%
Category Low
Category High

BABS Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $63.60
  • 60 Day MA: $63.37
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.27
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.06
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 68.02
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 69.61
  • RSI 10 Day: 47
  • RSI 20 Day: 49
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 31

BABS Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $62.76
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $64.35
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $63.01
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $64.34
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $62.80
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $64.41

BABS Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $62.99
  • Support Level 2: $62.71
  • Resistance Level 1: $63.69
  • Resistance Level 2: $64.11

BABS Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 18.98
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 24.12
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 23.17
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 24.46
Fact Sheet

BABS - Fact Sheet

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