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  • ETF
  • BWX
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.05 (0.0%)
    Time: 04/28/17
    Previous Close: $26.97
  • Category
  • International Government Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $25.52
  • 52 Week Hi: $29.33
  • AUM: $1,380.9 M
  • Shares: 51.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 758,335
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 607,877

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to bonds issued by governments outside the U.S., offering an efficient way to access an asset class that is overlooked within the portfolios of many U.S.-based investors. Most fixed income portfolios are comprised almost entirely of securities from U.S. issuers, but the addition of international debt has the potential to enhance returns and add diversification benefits as well. As such, BWX may be an appealing option for those looking to construct a balanced fixed income portfolio or have tactical appeal to those with a less-than-bullish outlook on U.S. debt markets. BWX is one of several options available offering exposure to this asset class, joining IGOV, BWZ, and ISHG. When evaluating these ETF options, factors to consider include the breakdown by country, effective duration, and attractiveness of the current yield.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BWX 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 International Government Bonds 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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BWX Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ BWX
Expenses B- IAGG

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BWX 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.

BWX Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 27, 2017
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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 93.64%
ETF Cash Component 6.36%

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%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government 92.42%
Cash And Equivalents 2.35%
Government Related 1.41%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.1%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.07%
Corporate Bond 0.05%
Option Warrant 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 21.9%
1% to 2% 18.11%
2% to 3% 13.23%
3% to 4% 13.25%
4% to 5% 15.03%
5% to 6% 7.01%
6% to 7% 1.98%
7% to 8% 1.21%
8% to 9% 1.46%
9% to 10% 0.04%
Greater Than 10% 0.41%
ETF Cash Component 6.36%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 19.69%
AA 25.39%
A 27.07%
BBB 13.37%
BB 0.37%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 1.3%
Rating Unknown 6.46%
ETF Cash Component 6.36%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.49%
1-3 Years 20.46%
3-5 Years 16.17%
5-7 Years 10.84%
7-10 Years 15.86%
10-15 Years 9.59%
15-20 Years 8.24%
20-30 Years 9.2%
30+ Years 2.79%
ETF Cash Component 6.36%

BWX 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: (Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 4 other ETFs in the International Government Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

BWX Valuation

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

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BWX Dividend

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

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BWX 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: $26.85
  • 60 Day MA: $26.49
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.12
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.73
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 50.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 26.47
  • RSI 10 Day: 60
  • RSI 20 Day: 60
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $26.89
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $27.11
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $26.50
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $27.18
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $26.41
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $27.15

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $26.96
  • Support Level 2: $26.91
  • Resistance Level 1: $27.06
  • Resistance Level 2: $27.11


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 62.51
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 52.74
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.82
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 52.29

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