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  • ETF
  • LQD
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.1 (0.0%)
    Time: 08/17/18
    Previous Close: $115.87
  • Category
  • Corporate Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $112.69
  • 52 Week Hi: $119.18
  • AUM: $34,522.6 M
  • Shares: 298.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 5,432,283
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,269,443

Alternative ETFs in the Corporate Bonds Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest CBND 0.06% $43.6 M 1,794 -1.58%
Largest (AUM) VCSH 0.07% $21,316.5 M 1,473,982 0.27%
Most Liquid (Volume) FLOT 0.20% $10,766.3 M 1,747,577 1.59%
Top YTD Performer FLOT 0.20% $10,766.3 M 1,747,577 1.59%

Analyst Report

This ETF is the most popular option for investors looking to gain exposure to investment grade corporate bonds, making it a useful tool for those looking to access a corner of the bond market that should be a core component of any long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. LQD is probably of limited use for short term traders, who will prefer to utilize more extreme ends of the risk spectrum to capitalize off of short term movements in asset prices and risk tolerance. This ETF should, however, be very useful to those building a long-term portfolio; exposure to corporate bonds can deliver attractive yields without excessive risks. LQD can specifically be helpful for those with holdings in AGG or BND, beefing up the relatively minor allocations those aggregate products make to corporate debt (those ETFs are dominated by government bonds). While LQD is spread out across the maturity spectrum, investors do have options for more granular exposure to long term (VCLT) or short term (SCPB, VCSH) corporate debt. LQD is extremely cost efficient, and offers an impressively deep underlying portfolio of fixed income securities. But there are some interesting alternatives out there that may make more sense for certain investors. CBND, for example, offers similar exposure but uses a unique weighting methodology that may be more appealing. Whereas LQD gives the largest weightings to the biggest issues of debt, CBND uses fundamental factors such as return on assets and interest coverage ratio to determine the weightings assigned.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Corporate Bonds category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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LQD Overall Realtime Rating: A-

A+ Overall Rated ETF: IBDR

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

Knowledge Centers

LQD In-Depth Analysis

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

LQD Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 17, 2018

All 1921 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 3 of 84
Category Low IGBH (2)
Category High USIG (3706)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 3 of 84
Category Low SLQD (3.63%)
Category High IGBH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 83 of 84
Category Low SPIB (4.65%)
Category High IGBH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 83 of 84
Category Low SPIB (8.75%)
Category High BSCS (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Corporate debt 99.13%
ETF Cash Component 0.87%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate 99.13%
ETF Cash Component 0.87%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Senior Note 87.62%
Corporate Senior Subordinated Note 4.35%
Corporate Note 2.25%
Corporate Subordinated Note 1.52%
Corporate Senior Debenture 1.26%
Corporate Unsecured Note 0.89%
Corporate Senior Bank Note 0.47%
Corporate Bank Note 0.17%
Corporate First Mortgage Bond 0.14%
Corporate Bond 0.13%
Corporate Subordinated Bank Note 0.11%
Corporate Junior Subordinated Note 0.07%
Corporate Subordinated Debenture 0.04%
Corporate Debenture 0.03%
Other 0.96%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.81%
2% to 3% 14.76%
3% to 4% 35.98%
4% to 5% 30.15%
5% to 6% 9.54%
6% to 7% 5.74%
7% to 8% 1.04%
8% to 9% 0.75%
9% to 10% 0.36%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.87%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 1.86%
AA 6.34%
A 34.07%
BBB 53.14%
BB 3.7%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.87%
Rating Unknown 0.03%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 1.47%
3-5 Years 20.69%
5-7 Years 15.09%
7-10 Years 23.54%
10-15 Years 4.13%
15-20 Years 8.51%
20-30 Years 23.34%
30+ Years 2.35%
ETF Cash Component 0.87%

LQD Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 46 of 84
Category Low USIG (0.06%)
Category High FFTI (1.00%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 4 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

LQD Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 73
Category Low CEMB (-0.68%)
Category High VCLT (1.01%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 78
Category Low IBND (-2.15%)
Category High VCLT (1.43%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 76
Category Low DSUM (-7.32%)
Category High IGLB (3.20%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 55 of 72
Category Low IBND (-7.69%)
Category High GSY (1.23%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 64 of 72
Category Low LKOR (-5.83%)
Category High FLOT (1.59%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 37 of 65
Category Low CEMB (-2.59%)
Category High IGBH (6.19%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 14 of 49
Category Low IGSB (2.84%)
Category High VCLT (16.33%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 6 of 32
Category Low IBND (-2.55%)
Category High VCLT (37.43%)

LQD Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 37
$819.1 M
Category Low IGIB (‑$245.3 M)
Category High LQD ($819.1 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 50
$187.0 M
Category Low RFCI (‑$44.3 M)
Category High VCIT ($377.1 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 62
$1,830.6 M
Category Low IBND (‑$122.1 M)
Category High LQD ($1,830.6 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 61
$2,157.8 M
Category Low CORP (‑$89.5 M)
Category High FLOT ($3,506.6 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 72 of 72
‑$2,472.0 M
Category Low LQD (‑$2,472.0 M)
Category High FLOT ($4,122.6 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 58 of 58
‑$2,203.1 M
Category Low LQD (‑$2,203.1 M)
Category High FLOT ($4,422.7 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 42
$14,345.5 M
Category Low QLTA (‑$236.0 M)
Category High VCIT ($14,357.5 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 25
$16,949.2 M
Category Low QLTA (‑$242.0 M)
Category High LQD ($16,949.2 M)

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

LQD Valuation

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

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

LQD Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 16 of 78
Category Low FLDR (0.33%)
Category High USIG (6.13%)

LQD Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 10 of 78
Category Low HCOR (0.11%)
Category High IBND (58.77%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 22 of 78
Category Low HCOR (0.08%)
Category High FCOR (24.65%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 26 of 76
Category Low PULS (0.30%)
Category High FCOR (15.96%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 22 of 70
Category Low GSY (0.39%)
Category High FCOR (11.74%)
Rank: 61 of 74
Category Low LKOR (-1.5)
Category High SUSB (0.58)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 2 of 62
Category Low BSCJ (0.06%)
Category High VCLT (1.93%)


  • 20 Day MA: $115.28
  • 60 Day MA: $114.59
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.57
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.49
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 9.27
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 5.69
  • RSI 10 Day: 69
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 63

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $114.96
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $116.02
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $114.58
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $115.96
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $114.58
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $115.82

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $115.88
  • Support Level 2: $115.79
  • Resistance Level 1: $116.06
  • Resistance Level 2: $116.15


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 63.63
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 83.00
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.78
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 71.29

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