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QLTC iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF

  • ETF
  • QLTC
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.02 (-0.0%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $44.67
  • Category
  • High Yield Bonds
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $38.23
  • 52 Week Hi: $48.44
  • AUM: $11.1 M
  • Shares: 0.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 2,261
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 2,412

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Analyst Report

QLTC offers exposure to the "junk" bond space by investing in an index which holds B-Ca rated fixed-rate U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds. The high yield bond space has been cracked wide open by ETFs, as these products have offered numerous ways for investors to take advantage of this space. High yields can be a great addition to a yield-starved portfolio, as they can offer yields into the double digits for those willing to take on the risks that come along with it. The high returns come from riskier bond choices who have to pay out higher ratios to compensate investors for high risks. This means that the holdings of these ETFs will have higher chances of defaults, and could potentially leave investors out to dry. But for those who have done their homework on the holdings of a particular "junk" bond fund have the ability to generate strong returns from these powerful products. This ETF in particular is comprised of bonds that bear substantial credit risk; investors looking to tap into safer high-yield bonds should consider QLTA and QLTB instead.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QLTC 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 High Yield 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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QLTC Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C JNK
Expenses A SHYG

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QLTC 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.

QLTC 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.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.85%
U.S. Bonds 76.89%
International Bonds 20.53%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 1.73%
Other 0.0%

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 96.09%
Convertible 2.05%
Government 0.75%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.34%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Cash And Equivalents 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Government Related 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 1.07%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.36%
3% to 4% 0.17%
4% to 5% 5.09%
5% to 6% 28.55%
6% to 7% 22.74%
7% to 8% 18.58%
8% to 9% 12.99%
9% to 10% 3.44%
Greater Than 10% 4.42%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 0.95%
AA 0.0%
A 0.0%
BBB 0.0%
BB 0.0%
B 71.35%
Below B 27.7%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 10.61%
3-5 Years 24.6%
5-7 Years 39.63%
7-10 Years 21.06%
10-15 Years 0.69%
15-20 Years 0.34%
20-30 Years 0.41%
30+ Years 0.06%

QLTC 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

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

QLTC 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 06 2016

QLTC 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 06, 2016

QLTC 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: $44.55
  • 60 Day MA: $43.51
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.21
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.47
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 27.40
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 45.19
  • RSI 10 Day: 56
  • RSI 20 Day: 59
  • RSI 30 Day: 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 41

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $44.26
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $44.83
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $44.11
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $45.05
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $43.90
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $45.08

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $44.58
  • Support Level 2: $44.52
  • Resistance Level 1: $44.78
  • Resistance Level 2: $44.92


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 18.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 65.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 23.41
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 55.22

Fact Sheet

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