BLV - Long-Term Bond ETF

Description: The Barclays Capital Long Government/Credit Index measures the investment return of all medium and larger public issues of U.S. Treasury, agency, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds with maturities longer than 10 years. The average maturity is approximately 20 years.

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BLV - Profile


Summary Data for BLV

52 Week Lo: $77.46 52 Week Hi: $91.10
AUM: $683.8 M Shares: 7.6 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 63,604 Avg. Volume (3 month) 66,792
Filings Data as of:

BLV - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. US Treasury Bond 3.625%: 2.41%
  2. US Treasury Bond 3.125%: 1.89%
  3. US Treasury Bond 3.75%: 1.81%
  4. US Treasury Bond 2.75%: 1.76%
  5. US Treasury Bond 4.25%: 1.64%
  6. US Treasury Bond 2.75%: 1.58%
  7. US Treasury Bond 4.75%: 1.28%
  8. US Treasury Bond 4.375%: 1.20%
  9. US Treasury Bond 3.625%: 1.18%
  10. US Treasury Bond 3%: 1.10%
%Assets in Top 10: 15.85%
Total Holdings: 1727.0

BLV Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 84.81%
International Bonds 14.32%
Preferred Stock 0.03%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.83%
Other 0.0%

BLV 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%

BLV Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown


Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Bond 51.19%
Government 38.43%
Municipal Taxable 6.14%
Government Related 2.88%
Cash And Equivalents 0.83%
Asset Backed 0.23%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.19%
Preferred 0.03%
Convertible 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

BLV Coupon Breakdown


Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.09%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 6.23%
3% to 4% 13.09%
4% to 5% 21.39%
5% to 6% 21.34%
6% to 7% 25.02%
7% to 8% 8.14%
8% to 9% 2.87%
9% to 10% 0.46%
Greater Than 10% 0.49%

BLV Credit Quality


Credit Percentage
AAA 36.86%
AA 7.14%
A 25.33%
BBB 30.67%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

BLV Maturity Breakdown


Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 0.05%
7-10 Years 0.88%
10-15 Years 9.36%
15-20 Years 13.0%
20-30 Years 72.21%
30+ Years 3.63%
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BLV - Fact Sheet

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

BLV - Fundamentals

BLV Performance

1 Week Return: -0.69%
2 Week Return: -0.83%
4 Week Return: 1.66%
13 Week Return: 1.71%
26 Week Return: 6.86%
YTD Return: 11.63%
1 Year Return: 10.65%
3 Year Return: 21.11%
5 Year Return: 47.75%

BLV Expenses & Fees

  • Expense Ratio: 0.10%
  • Category: Total Bond Market
  • Category Range: 0.06% to 0.95%
  • Category Average: 0.26%

BLV Valuation

P/E Ratio: n/a
Beta: -0.81
20 Day Moving Average: $89.87
60 Day Moving Average: $89.03

BLV Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $3.47
Dividend Date: 2014-07-01
Dividend: $0.31
Annual Dividend Yield %: 3.86%

BLV Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 8.59%
20 Day Volatility: 7.31%
50 Day Volatility: 7.15%
200 Day Volatility: 6.93%
Standard Deviation: 3.76%

BLV - Technicals

BLV Technicals

20 Day MA: $89.87
60 Day MA: $89.03
MACD 15 Period: -0.63
MACD 100 Period: 1.74
Williams % Range 10 Day: 87.93
Williams % Range 20 Day: 46.22
RSI 10 Day: 44
RSI 20 Day: 51
RSI 30 Day: 53
Ultimate Oscillator: 41

BLV Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $89.72
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $91.23
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $88.32
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $91.42
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $87.90
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $91.20

BLV Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $89.29
Support Level 2: $89.02
Resistance Level 1: $89.91
Resistance Level 2: $90.26

BLV Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 37.95
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 39.84
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 46.04
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 58.61

BLV Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 8.59%
20 Day Volatility: 7.31%
50 Day Volatility: 7.15%
200 Day Volatility: 6.93%
Standard Deviation: 3.76%

BLV - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

BLV is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Barclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. The Barclays Capital Long Government/Credit Index measures the investment return of all medium and larger public issues of U.S. Treasury, agency, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds with maturities longer than 10 years. The average maturity is approximately 20 years.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Total Bond Market 0.1 2007-04-03 Vanguard ETF +11.63%

BLV Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+
Expenses A-
Performance ETFdb Pro Members Only
Volatility ETFdb Pro Members Only
Dividend ETFdb Pro Members Only
Concentration ETFdb Pro Members Only

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BLV Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
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ETFdb Analyst Report for BLV

This popular ETF offers exposure to the long end of the maturity curve, with exposure to all types of bonds that have maturities greater than 10 years. BLV is heavy on both interest rate risk and credit risk, and as such will generally deliver a relatively high expected return. BLV can be a quali...

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