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QLTA iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF

  • ETF
  • QLTA
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.03 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $52.34
  • Category
  • Corporate Bonds
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $49.24
  • 52 Week Hi: $53.04
  • AUM: $80.9 M
  • Shares: 1.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 14,013
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 15,130

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Analyst Report

This ETF is the first product of its kind in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category to focus exclusively on debt securities with a specific credit rating. The underlying portfolio is well-balanced; less than a quarter of total assets are allocated to the top ten holdings alone. QLTA's holdings consist of the highest rated investment grade bonds; all of underlying debt securities are rated Aaa-A based on the median rating assigned by the three primary rating agencies, including Moody's, Fitch, and Standard & Poor's. LQD is by far the biggest and most popular ETF in the corporate bonds space, however, this product is less-than-ideal for investors looking to focus on the high-quality segment of the corporate debt market. From a credit rating perspective, roughly more than half of LQD's holdings would not meet the standards for inclusion in QLTA. As such, QLTA is a viable instrument with a fairly cheap expense ratio that can help investors round out their fixed income component by adding a tilt towards higher-quality debt.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QLTA 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 Corporate 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.

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QLTA Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B LQD
Expenses B+ IBDB

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QLTA 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 Category.

QLTA Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 77.27%
International Bonds 20.88%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 1.51%
Other 0.34%

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%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Bond 97.25%
Government 0.94%
Convertible 0.73%
Cash And Equivalents 0.4%
Asset Backed 0.22%
Government Related 0.13%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 2.71%
1% to 2% 14.02%
2% to 3% 26.55%
3% to 4% 19.27%
4% to 5% 16.2%
5% to 6% 11.7%
6% to 7% 5.55%
7% to 8% 1.48%
8% to 9% 0.55%
9% to 10% 0.0%
Greater Than 10% 0.11%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 3.48%
AA 18.88%
A 77.47%
BBB 0.17%
BB 0.0%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 26.29%
3-5 Years 17.37%
5-7 Years 12.48%
7-10 Years 14.91%
10-15 Years 1.09%
15-20 Years 4.11%
20-30 Years 21.76%
30+ Years 0.14%

QLTA Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 23 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

QLTA Performance

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

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

QLTA Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
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As of May 22 2016

QLTA Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
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As of May 22, 2016

QLTA Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $52.70
  • 60 Day MA: $52.29
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.31
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.66
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 86.30
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 87.01
  • RSI 10 Day: 38
  • RSI 20 Day: 47
  • RSI 30 Day: 51
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 31

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $52.17
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $53.05
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $52.33
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $53.10
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $52.37
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $53.04

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $52.29
  • Support Level 2: $52.20
  • Resistance Level 1: $52.47
  • Resistance Level 2: $52.56


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 22.06
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 18.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 25.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 22.67

Fact Sheet

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