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Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - ETF

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

ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol186k
52 wk High98.78
52 wk Low85.81
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2015-09-01)
Total Returns:
1 day0.2%
5 day-0.7%
1 month-1.5%
3 month1.4%
6 month-4.9%
9 month-1.6%
1 year0.2%
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 TreasuryUBT0.96  
iShares 10+ Year Credit BondCLY0.95  
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury PortPLW0.95  
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLH0.95  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.95  
Least Correlated
United States Natural Gas FundUNG0.01  
SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETFSRLN0.01  
iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index FundDVY0.01  
Velocity Shares 3x Long Nat Gas ETNUGAZ0.01  
First Trust North American Energy InfrasEMLP0.00  
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas ETFKOLD0.00  
Market Vectors Vietnam ETFVNM-0.01  
iShares MSCI Thailand Invest Mkt IndexTHD-0.01  
iShares MSCI Philippines Investable Mkt FundEPHE-0.01  
Velocity Shares 3x Inverse Nat Gas ETNDGAZ-0.01  
Most Inversely Correlated
iShares Dow Jones U.S. BrokerIAI-0.38  
ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hdgd ETFHYHG-0.39  
SPDR KBW Regional BankingKRE-0.42  
WisdomTree US Agg Bond Neg DurAGND-0.56  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Yr TrsyPST-0.91  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.96  
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury ETFTTT-0.96  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.96  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.97  
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: 2015-08-28.

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