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  • ETF
  • LQD
    Pricing Data
    $121.55
    Change: $0.28 (0.0%)
    Time: 07/21/17
    Previous Close: $121.27
  • Category
  • Corporate Bonds
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $113.40
  • 52 Week Hi: $121.61
  • AUM: $37,500.3 M
  • Shares: 309.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 5,182,277
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,590,620

Alternative ETFs in the Corporate Bonds Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IGEB $10.1 M 0
Largest (AUM) VCSH 0.07% $20,056.8 M 1,175,891 2.17%
Most Liquid (Volume) VCSH 0.07% $20,056.8 M 1,175,891 2.17%
Top YTD Performer ICVT 0.20% $207.3 M 11,241 12.25%

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: IGEB

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

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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 ETFdb.com Category.

LQD Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 19, 2017

All 1796 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 4 of 72
1796
Category Low LQDH (2)
Category High CIU (3575)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 3 of 72
3.44%
Category Low CRED (2.72%)
Category High LDUR (119.37%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 70 of 72
4.40%
Category Low CRED (3.61%)
Category High LDUR (127.48%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 70 of 72
9.94%
Category Low CRED (8.19%)
Category High LDUR (158.05%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Corporate debt 99.3%
ETF Cash Component 0.54%
Federal/Central debt 0.16%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate 99.3%
ETF Cash Component 0.54%
Government/Treasury 0.16%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Senior Note 86.48%
Corporate Senior Subordinated Note 4.3%
Corporate Note 3.26%
Corporate Subordinated Note 1.83%
Corporate Senior Debenture 1.43%
Corporate Unsecured Note 0.7%
Corporate Senior Bank Note 0.5%
Corporate Bank Note 0.21%
Corporate First Mortgage Bond 0.19%
Corporate Bond 0.15%
Corporate Subordinated Bank Note 0.12%
Government/Treasury Unsecured Note 0.11%
Government/Treasury Bond 0.05%
Corporate Subordinated Debenture 0.03%
Corporate Debenture 0.03%
Corporate Junior Subordinated Note 0.02%
Other 0.6%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 1.64%
2% to 3% 19.83%
3% to 4% 30.97%
4% to 5% 26.72%
5% to 6% 10.93%
6% to 7% 6.78%
7% to 8% 1.31%
8% to 9% 0.95%
9% to 10% 0.34%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.54%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 1.99%
AA 7.47%
A 37.68%
BBB 49.41%
BB 2.91%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.54%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 1.29%
3-5 Years 23.93%
5-7 Years 15.59%
7-10 Years 24.17%
10-15 Years 2.39%
15-20 Years 5.91%
20-30 Years 24.4%
30+ Years 1.77%
ETF Cash Component 0.54%

LQD Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.563%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.23%
Category Average
0.23%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 26 of 69
0.15%
Category Low VCSH (0.07%)
Category High FLRT (1.12%)

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 21 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

LQD Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 11 of 66
0.81%
Category Low FLRT (-0.65%)
Category High IBND (2.18%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 14 of 68
0.57%
Category Low BSCI (-0.04%)
Category High IBND (3.92%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 67
2.89%
Category Low FLRT (0.09%)
Category High IBND (8.78%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 9 of 67
5.29%
Category Low FLRT (-4.21%)
Category High PICB (10.69%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 9 of 67
5.41%
Category Low FLRT (0.24%)
Category High ICVT (12.25%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 33 of 62
1.17%
Category Low AGGE (-0.89%)
Category High ICVT (18.16%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 7 of 39
10.75%
Category Low IBND (-8.11%)
Category High VCLT (18.59%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 6 of 22
17.77%
Category Low FLOT (4.63%)
Category High VCLT (25.50%)

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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 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 ETFdb.com Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low VNLA (5.48)
Category High VNLA (5.48)

LQD Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.32
Dividend Date
2017-07-03
Annual Dividend Rate
$3.19
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 16 of 69
2.63%
Category Low IBND (0.01%)
Category High LWC (3.76%)

LQD Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 6 of 71
34.70%
Category Low SCPB (0.52%)
Category High PICB (55.48%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 18 of 68
3.63%
Category Low IFIX (0.03%)
Category High CRDT (20.16%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 17 of 67
3.73%
Category Low FLOT (0.50%)
Category High CRDT (14.48%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 17 of 67
4.23%
Category Low FLOT (0.56%)
Category High FLRT (13.86%)
Beta
Rank: 36 of 67
0.05
Category Low FLCO (-1.06)
Category High IBDR (1.02)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 4 of 62
2.18%
Category Low IBDJ (0.05%)
Category High CRDT (2.66%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $120.52
  • 60 Day MA: $119.62
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.09
  • MACD 100 Period: 3.13
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 3.19
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 2.84
  • RSI 10 Day: 73
  • RSI 20 Day: 66
  • RSI 30 Day: 64
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 63

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $119.59
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $121.79
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $119.44
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $121.56
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $119.46
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $121.44

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $121.45
  • Support Level 2: $121.35
  • Resistance Level 1: $121.63
  • Resistance Level 2: $121.71

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 56.07
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 87.54
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 59.30
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 81.10

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