Breaking: Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) Declines 0.89% for Dec 1

December 1, 2016 - By Dolores Ford   ·   0 Comments

Dec 1 is a negative day so far for Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 0.89% to hit $87.93 per share. The exchange traded fund has 2.12B net assets and 0.71% volatility this month.

Over the course of the day 284,914 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 216,940 over the last 30 days for Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV).

The ETF is -10.26% of its 52-Week High and 6.99% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 0.87. This year’s performance is 6.32% while this quarter’s performance is -8.65%.

The ETF’s YTD performance is 12.91%, the 1 year is 10.62% and the 3 year is 8.37%.

The fund’s top holdings are: US Treasury Bond 3.625% for 1.71% of assets, US Treasury Bond 2.875% for 1.67%, US Treasury Bond 3.125% for 1.54%, US Treasury Bond 3% for 1.53%, US Treasury Bond 3.75% for 1.49%, US Treasury Bond 2.75% for 1.47%, US Treasury Bond 2.5% for 1.35%.

More notable recent Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “This Is One Heck Of A Great Bond ETF” on October 06, 2015, also Forbes.com with their article: “Best ETFs For Traders: Long-Term Bonds” published on July 20, 2014, Forbes.com published: “Best ETFs: Long-term Bonds” on August 23, 2016. More interesting news about Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Avoid Long-Term Fixed Income!” published on July 22, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Bond ETF: How to Pick a Great Bond Fund” with publication date: September 29, 2016.

Vanguard Bond Index Funds , formerly Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF, seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a long-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The ETF has a market cap of $2.12 billion. It employs a passive management or indexing strategy designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S.Long Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index). It currently has negative earnings. The Index includes all medium and larger issues of the United States Government, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds that have maturities of greater than 10 years and are publicly issued.

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