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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 Vol156k
52 wk High95.36
52 wk Low84.24
Inception:Apr 2007
(as of 2016-02-05)
Total Returns:
1 day-0.1%
5 day0.9%
1 month2.1%
3 month1.8%
6 month1.7%
9 month0.1%
1 year-5.9%
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Fixed Income (View cGroup) (All Groups)


Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO0.93  
iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond FundTLT0.93  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bull 3X SharesTMF0.93  
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas IdxEDV0.92  
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETFVGLT0.91  
ProShares Ultra 20+ Year TreasuryUBT0.91  
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury PortPLW0.91  
iShares Core Long Trm US Bond ETFILTB0.91  
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETFZROZ0.91  
Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx ETFVCLT0.90  
Least Correlated
iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income ETFIYLD0.01  
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish FundUUP0.01  
Velocity Shares 3x Long Nat Gas ETNUGAZ0.01  
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond FuEMB0.01  
CurrencyShares Swiss FrancFXF0.00  
Vanguard UtilitiesVPU0.00  
Market Vectors Emer Mkts Hi Yld Bond ETFHYEM0.00  
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index FundIDU-0.00  
Fidelity MSCI UtilitiesFUTY-0.00  
PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities PortfolioPSCU-0.00  
Most Inversely Correlated
PowerShares DWA Dev Mrkts Technical LdrsPIZ-0.41  
Direxion Dly CSI 300 China A Shr Bear 1XCHAD-0.43  
US Global Jets ETFJETS-0.45  
ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hdgd ETFHYHG-0.46  
ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotech ETFUBIO-0.48  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Yr TrsyPST-0.86  
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBF-0.93  
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ TrsyTBT-0.93  
Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trs Bear 3X SharesTMV-0.93  
ProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury ETFTTT-0.93  
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: 2016-02-05.

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