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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 Vol244k
52 wk High98.47
52 wk Low85.53
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2015-10-09)
Total Returns:
1 day0.1%
5 day-0.8%
1 month1.1%
3 month3.5%
6 month-6.1%
9 month-5.9%
1 year-0.2%
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  
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETFVGLT0.96  
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO0.96  
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas IdxEDV0.96  
ProShares Ultra 20+ Year TreasuryUBT0.95  
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLH0.95  
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury PortPLW0.95  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.95  
iShares 10+ Year Credit BondCLY0.94  
Least Correlated
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 2X Shrs NUGT0.01  
Market Vectors Gold MinersGDX0.00  
WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dllr Bullish ETFUSDU0.00  
Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X Shrs ETFJNUG-0.00  
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFGDXJ-0.00  
ETFS Physical Palladium SharesPALL-0.00  
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 2X Shrs DUST-0.00  
Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bear 3X Shrs ETFJDST-0.00  
ProShares Short EuroEUFX-0.01  
SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETFSRLN-0.01  
Most Inversely Correlated
PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETFKBWB-0.46  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional BanksIAT-0.47  
First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community BankQABA-0.47  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. BrokerIAI-0.49  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.49  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.96  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.96  
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury ETFTTT-0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-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: 2015-10-02.

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