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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 Vol276k
52 wk High100.90
52 wk Low83.97
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2016-08-26)
Total Returns:
1 day-0.4%
5 day-0.1%
1 month-0.3%
3 month7.0%
6 month11.7%
9 month15.5%
1 year16.2%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Fixed Income (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLT0.92  
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas IdxEDV0.92  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bull 3X SharesTMF0.92  
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO0.92  
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETFVGLT0.90  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.90  
Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx ETFVCLT0.89  
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLH0.89  
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBND0.88  
iShares 10+ Year Credit BondCLY0.88  
Least Correlated
iPath DJ AIG Sugar TR Sub-Idx ETNSGG0.01  
Market Vectors Emer Mkts Hi Yld Bond ETFHYEM0.01  
PowerShares DB 3x Japan Govt Bond Futures ETNJGBT0.01  
Fidelity MSCI Consumer StaplesFSTA0.00  
PowerShares Var Rate Preferred ETFVRP0.00  
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFSPLV0.00  
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish FundUUP-0.00  
Powershares Dyn Food & BevPBJ-0.00  
Teucrium Wheat Fund ETFWEAT-0.00  
First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX ETFFBZ-0.00  
Most Inversely Correlated
iShares Dow Jones U.S. BrokerIAI-0.48  
SPDR KBW Capital MktsKCE-0.49  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index FundIYG-0.50  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.52  
PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETFKBWB-0.52  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional BanksIAT-0.52  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.92  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.92  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.92  
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: 2016-08-26.

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