BLV Long-Term Bond ETF

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Investment Themes

Alternative ETFs in the Total Bond Market 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 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.

Realtime Rating

BLV - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BLV 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.

BLV Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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BLV In-Depth Analysis

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

Holdings

BLV - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 03, 2015
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Top Ten Holdings

  1. US Treasury Bond 2.875%
    2.51%
  2. US Treasury Bond 3.625%
    2.08%
  3. US Treasury Bond 3.75%
    1.90%
  4. US Treasury Bond 3.125%
    1.81%
  5. US Treasury Bond 2.75%
    1.75%
  6. US Treasury Bond 3.625%
    1.72%
  7. US Treasury Bond 3.125%
    1.70%
  8. US Treasury Bond 2.75%
    1.66%
  9. US Treasury Bond 4.25%
    1.19%
  10. US Treasury Bond 4.75%
    1.10%

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
BLV Rank:
BLV 1880
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
BLV Rank:
BLV 17.42%
Category Low
Category High

BLV Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 86.2%
International Bonds 13.35%
Preferred Stock 0.03%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.38%
Other 0.04%

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
Government 50.62%
Corporate Bond 40.24%
Municipal Taxable 4.64%
Government Related 3.71%
Cash And Equivalents 0.38%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.16%
Convertible 0.1%
Asset Backed 0.05%
Preferred 0.02%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 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% 7.25%
3% to 4% 15.96%
4% to 5% 23.3%
5% to 6% 20.05%
6% to 7% 22.85%
7% to 8% 6.95%
8% to 9% 2.24%
9% to 10% 0.38%
Greater Than 10% 0.46%

BLV Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 36.5%
AA 7.03%
A 25.92%
BBB 30.55%
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 0.01%
5-7 Years 0.01%
7-10 Years 0.54%
10-15 Years 10.44%
15-20 Years 12.21%
20-30 Years 72.22%
30+ Years 4.12%
Expense

BLV - Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
BLV Rank:
BLV 0.10%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in BLV

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 10 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

BLV - Performance

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

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1 Week Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 1.72%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
BLV Rank:
BLV -4.17%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 4.29%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 5.41%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 2.11%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 15.69%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 18.03%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
BLV Rank:
BLV 53.80%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

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.

Valuation

BLV - Valuation

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

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

As of Feb 27, 2015

Dividend

BLV - Dividend

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

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

As of Feb 27, 2015

Technicals

BLV - Technicals

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BLV Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
BLV Rank:
BLV 16.02%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
BLV Rank:
BLV 11.89%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
BLV Rank:
BLV 11.70%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
BLV Rank:
BLV 9.58%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
BLV Rank:
BLV -0.89
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
BLV Rank:
BLV 4.26%
Category Low
Category High

BLV Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $96.44
  • 60 Day MA: $95.37
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.43
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.41
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 23.67
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 66.11
  • RSI 10 Day: 50
  • RSI 20 Day: 50
  • RSI 30 Day: 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 53

BLV Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $93.73
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $96.70
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $93.06
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $99.89
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $93.78
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.22

BLV Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $95.57
  • Support Level 2: $95.16
  • Resistance Level 1: $96.31
  • Resistance Level 2: $96.64

BLV Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 52.63
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 69.49
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.44
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 60.34
Fact Sheet

BLV - Fact Sheet

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