ISTB Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF

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ISTB - Profile

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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

This index measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated U.S. Treasury bonds, government related bonds (i.e., U.S. and non-U.S. agencies, sovereign, quasi-sovereign, supranational and local authority debt) and investment grade U.S. corporate bonds that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to one year and less than five years.

Realtime Rating

ISTB - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

ISTB is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Barclays U.S. Government/Credit 1-5 Year Bond Index. This index measures the performance of U.S. dollar-denominated U.S. Treasury bonds, government related bonds (i.e., U.S. and non-U.S. agencies, sovereign, quasi-sovereign, supranational and local authority debt) and investment grade U.S. corporate bonds that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to one year and less than five years.

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

ISTB Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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ISTB In-Depth Analysis

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

Holdings

ISTB - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 05, 2015
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Top Ten Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 3.25%
    4.75%
  2. US Treasury Bond 8.875%
    2.04%
  3. US Treasury Note 0.5%
    2.01%
  4. US Treasury Note 0.75%
    1.74%
  5. US Treasury Note 1%
    1.40%
  6. US Treasury Note 0.265%
    1.34%
  7. US Treasury Note 0.5%
    1.18%
  8. Fannie Mae Single Family TBA 3% 2030-07-01
    1.13%
  9. US Treasury Note 2.75%
    1.12%
  10. US Treasury Note 1.375%
    1.09%

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1119
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 17.80%
Category Low
Category High

ISTB Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.03%
U.S. Bonds 71.47%
International Bonds 17.35%
Preferred Stock 0.01%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 9.13%
Other 2.01%

ISTB 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%

ISTB Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government 42.73%
Corporate Bond 34.9%
Government Related 8.28%
Agency Mortgage Backed 7.65%
Cash And Equivalents 1.87%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.97%
Asset Backed 0.67%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.45%
Convertible 0.05%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

ISTB Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 22.73%
1% to 2% 19.5%
2% to 3% 17.61%
3% to 4% 10.3%
4% to 5% 4.08%
5% to 6% 5.0%
6% to 7% 3.21%
7% to 8% 1.56%
8% to 9% 3.95%
9% to 10% 0.57%
Greater Than 10% 0.31%

ISTB Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 64.27%
AA 5.63%
A 13.17%
BBB 9.74%
BB 3.42%
B 2.6%
Below B 1.03%
Not Rated 0.16%

ISTB Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 46.88%
3-5 Years 32.43%
5-7 Years 0.55%
7-10 Years 0.11%
10-15 Years 3.91%
15-20 Years 3.11%
20-30 Years 0.56%
30+ Years 1.27%
Expense

ISTB - Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 0.12%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in ISTB

ISTB is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)

Category Commission Free Trading

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

Performance

ISTB - Performance

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

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1 Week Return
ISTB Rank:
ISTB -0.05%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
ISTB Rank:
ISTB -0.04%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
ISTB Rank:
ISTB -0.51%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
ISTB Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 0.63%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1.06%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
ISTB Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
ISTB Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High
Charts

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

Valuation

ISTB - Valuation

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

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

As of Jul 29, 2015

Dividend

ISTB - Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1.29%
Category Low
Category High

As of Jul 29, 2015

Technicals

ISTB - Technicals

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ISTB Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 4.25%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1.89%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1.77%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 1.80%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
ISTB Rank:
ISTB -0.14
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
ISTB Rank:
ISTB 0.52%
Category Low
Category High

ISTB Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $100.29
  • 60 Day MA: $100.34
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.08
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.21
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 66.67
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 75.47
  • RSI 10 Day: 43
  • RSI 20 Day: 46
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

ISTB Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $100.14
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $100.34
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $100.10
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $100.45
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $100.12
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.46

ISTB Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $100.09
  • Support Level 2: $100.00
  • Resistance Level 1: $100.33
  • Resistance Level 2: $100.48

ISTB Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 60.42
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.39
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 71.83
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.53
Fact Sheet

ISTB - Fact Sheet

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