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  • ETF
  • BIV
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.08 (0.0%)
    Time: 06/26/17
    Previous Close: $85.14
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $81.30
  • 52 Week Hi: $86.55
  • AUM: $13,781.1 M
  • Shares: 162.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 489,548
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 536,308

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to investment grade U.S. debt with maturities between five and ten years, putting it in between short-term funds such as BSV and longer-dated products such as BLV. BIV's holdings include Treasuries, corporate debt, and agency securities, avoiding high risk junk bonds or floating rate debt. BIV may be a useful tool for fine tuning the effective duration of a fixed income portfolio, though investors seeking broad-based investment grade debt exposure may wish to utilize a fund such as AGG or BND to accomplish that objective. It should be noted that the cash flow profile exhibited by BIV is different than what investors would experience by purchasing individual bonds; the effective duration of this ETF will remain steady across time, and there will be no maturity event that includes a return of principal. BIV gets high marks for its cost efficiency (including a low expense ratio and commission free trading in Vanguard accounts) and impressive depth of exposure made possible in part by Vanguard's unique patent and fund structure. Uses of this ETF are somewhat limited, but for those seeking exposure to this specific corner of the bond market, BIV is an effective, efficient tool.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BIV 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 Total Bond Market 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.

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BIV Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A n/a
Expenses A- n/a

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BIV In-Depth Analysis

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

BIV Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jun 23, 2017

All 48 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Federal/Central debt 54.1%
Corporate debt 44.97%
ETF Cash Component 0.93%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government/Treasury 51.58%
Corporate 44.97%
Agency 2.52%
ETF Cash Component 0.93%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government/Treasury Unsecured Note 49.82%
Corporate Senior Note 39.76%
Supranational Senior Note 2.44%
Government/Treasury Senior Debenture 1.76%
Agency Senior Note 1.6%
Corporate Note 1.56%
Corporate Senior Subordinated Note 1.21%
Agency Unsecured Note 0.92%
Other 0.93%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 27.72%
2% to 3% 36.83%
3% to 4% 23.31%
4% to 5% 4.89%
5% to 6% 2.96%
6% to 7% 3.36%
7% to 8% 0.0%
8% to 9% 0.0%
9% to 10% 0.0%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.93%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 53.43%
AA 3.2%
A 15.99%
BBB 24.82%
BB 1.64%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.93%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 49.99%
7-10 Years 49.08%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.93%

BIV Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard, TD Ameritrade, Firstrade)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 12 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

BIV Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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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 BIV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

BIV Valuation

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

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BIV Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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BIV Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $84.97
  • 60 Day MA: $84.28
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.20
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.60
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 31.34
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 23.08
  • RSI 10 Day: 63
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 61
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 57

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $84.83
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $85.30
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $84.61
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $85.31
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $84.13
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $85.41

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $85.15
  • Support Level 2: $85.09
  • Resistance Level 1: $85.28
  • Resistance Level 2: $85.35


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 65.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 74.27
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.58
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 62.22

Fact Sheet

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