ISTB - Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF

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.

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ISTB - Profile


Summary Data for ISTB

52 Week Lo: $98.37 52 Week Hi: $100.65
AUM: $160.2 M Shares: 1.6 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 16,576 Avg. Volume (3 month) 12,133
Filings Data as of:

ISTB - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 0.625%: 4.34%
  2. US Treasury Note 3.25%: 2.48%
  3. US Treasury Note 2.375%: 2.12%
  4. US Treasury Note 4.625%: 2.06%
  5. FNMA 2.5%: 1.79%
  6. US Treasury Note 1.25%: 1.32%
  7. US Treasury Note 1.375%: 1.28%
  8. US Treasury Note 1%: 1.28%
  9. Freddie Mac Gold Single Family TBA 2.5% 2029-07-01: 1.08%
  10. US Treasury Note 4.875%: 1.04%
%Assets in Top 10: 18.80%
Total Holdings: 694.0

ISTB Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.07%
U.S. Bonds 74.33%
International Bonds 16.51%
Preferred Stock 0.02%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 8.31%
Other 0.76%

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 40.93%
Corporate Bond 33.68%
Government Related 10.59%
Agency Mortgage Backed 8.47%
Cash And Equivalents 2.44%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 2.16%
Asset Backed 0.7%
Convertible 0.07%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.03%
Preferred 0.02%
Sector Swap 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% 26.6%
1% to 2% 19.71%
2% to 3% 15.76%
3% to 4% 8.15%
4% to 5% 6.76%
5% to 6% 5.8%
6% to 7% 4.08%
7% to 8% 1.39%
8% to 9% 1.51%
9% to 10% 0.8%
Greater Than 10% 0.29%

ISTB Credit Quality


Credit Percentage
AAA 4.89%
AA 72.03%
A 12.27%
BBB 8.15%
BB 0.19%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 2.47%

ISTB Maturity Breakdown


Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 46.52%
3-5 Years 33.26%
5-7 Years 0.38%
7-10 Years 0.34%
10-15 Years 4.63%
15-20 Years 1.45%
20-30 Years 0.68%
30+ Years 2.29%
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ISTB - Fact Sheet

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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.

ISTB - Fundamentals

ISTB Performance

1 Week Return: 0.03%
2 Week Return: -0.06%
4 Week Return: -0.08%
13 Week Return: 0.28%
26 Week Return: 0.80%
YTD Return: 0.64%
1 Year Return: 0.98%
3 Year Return: n/a
5 Year Return: n/a

ISTB Expenses & Fees

  • Expense Ratio: 0.12%
  • Category: Total Bond Market
  • Category Range: 0.06% to 0.95%
  • Category Average: 0.26%

ISTB Valuation

P/E Ratio: n/a
Beta: 0.16
20 Day Moving Average: $100.38
60 Day Moving Average: $100.36

ISTB Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $0.70
Dividend Date: 2014-07-01
Dividend: $0.08
Annual Dividend Yield %: 0.70%

ISTB Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 1.65%
20 Day Volatility: 0.95%
50 Day Volatility: 1.24%
200 Day Volatility: 1.53%
Standard Deviation: 0.44%

ISTB - Technicals

ISTB Technicals

20 Day MA: $100.38
60 Day MA: $100.36
MACD 15 Period: n/a
MACD 100 Period: 0.18
Williams % Range 10 Day: 44.00
Williams % Range 20 Day: 33.33
RSI 10 Day: 51
RSI 20 Day: 52
RSI 30 Day: 52
Ultimate Oscillator: 69

ISTB Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $100.32
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $100.43
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $100.24
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $100.48
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $100.18
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.50

ISTB Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $100.28
Support Level 2: $100.18
Resistance Level 1: $100.46
Resistance Level 2: $100.54

ISTB Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 76.04
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.16
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 73.73
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 63.19

ISTB Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 1.65%
20 Day Volatility: 0.95%
50 Day Volatility: 1.24%
200 Day Volatility: 1.53%
Standard Deviation: 0.44%

ISTB - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

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.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Total Bond Market 0.12 2012-10-23 iShares ETF +0.64%

ISTB Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C+
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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ISTB Realtime Rating: Overall

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

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