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Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - ETF


Charts and data are derived from prices adjusted for both splits and distributions to emphasize total return.

ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol266k
52 wk High99.66
52 wk Low83.38
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2016-12-07)
Total Returns:
1 day0.6%
5 day0.5%
1 month-5.7%
3 month-8.6%
6 month-5.1%
9 month1.1%
1 year5.1%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Fixed Income (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLT0.96  
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas IdxEDV0.96  
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bull 3X SharesTMF0.96  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.95  
ProShares Ultra 20+ Year TreasuryUBT0.95  
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBND0.94  
iShares Core Long Trm US Bond ETFILTB0.93  
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLH0.93  
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETFVGLT0.93  
Least Correlated
ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF VIXM0.00  
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX FundFXH0.00  
First Trust D Wright Focus 5 ETFFV0.00  
First Trust Nasdaq Tech Dividend FundTDIV0.00  
First Trust Enh Short Maturity ETFFTSM0.00  
iShares MSCI Canada Index FundEWC-0.00  
iShares MSCI Denmark Cppd Investable MktEDEN-0.00  
Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD-0.00  
SPDR S&P China ETFGXC-0.00  
Global X Lithium ETFLIT-0.00  
Most Inversely Correlated
PowerShares KBW Regional Banking ETFKBWR-0.51  
PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETFKBWB-0.53  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.53  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional BanksIAT-0.54  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Yr TrsyPST-0.89  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.96  
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury ETFTTT-0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.96  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.96  
These 126 day (6 month) correlations can be considered short term, focusing on recent price movements.
Correlations are only calculated for actively traded funds. As of: 2016-12-02.

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