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This ETF offers exposure to long-dated Treasuries, an asset class that is generally safe in terms of credit risk but that can offer attractive return potential by exposing investors to interest rate risk. The index underlying this fund consists of Treasury STRIPS with maturities ranging from 20 to 30 years, a unique approach to accessing long-dated government debt. EDV will exhibit a high level of sensitivity to interest rate changes, surging when rates climb but plummeting on speculation that the Fed will push rates higher. For investors who believe that rates will hold steady or decline, EDV can be an attractive source of return, as the yields delivered are significantly higher than short-term Treasuries. Like most Vanguard ETFs, EDV is appealing to investors keeping a close eye on fees; the expense ration is among the lowest in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category, and commission free trading in Vanguard accounts may further increase the appeal to cost conscious investors. TLT offers generally exposure, though the underlying index doesn't consist of STRIPS. For investors looking to bet against long-term Treasuries, TBT and TBF may be interesting options.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EDV 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 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
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There are 13 other ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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 EDV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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