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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 Vol186k
52 wk High98.14
52 wk Low85.25
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2015-11-25)
Total Returns:
1 day0.1%
5 day0.6%
1 month-1.9%
3 month0.6%
6 month-1.5%
9 month-5.9%
1 year-1.1%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Fixed Income (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLT0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bull 3X SharesTMF0.96  
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO0.96  
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas IdxEDV0.96  
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETFVGLT0.95  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.95  
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury PortPLW0.94  
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLH0.93  
Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx ETFVCLT0.93  
iShares 10+ Year Credit BondCLY0.92  
Least Correlated
iShares Silver TrustSLV0.01  
United States Natural Gas FundUNG0.00  
SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETFBIL0.00  
ProShares Ultra SilverAGQ0.00  
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAI0.00  
PowerShares PreferredPGX-0.00  
ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Natural Gas ETFBOIL-0.00  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index FundIYR-0.00  
ETFS Physical Silver SharesSIVR-0.00  
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3X ShrsDRV-0.01  
Most Inversely Correlated
iShares MSCI Netherlands Index FundEWN-0.48  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional BanksIAT-0.49  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. BrokerIAI-0.50  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.51  
First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community BankQABA-0.52  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.96  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.96  
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury ETFTTT-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: 2015-11-20.

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