PEER GROUP ANALYSIS
This chart compares TLT to the highest rated funds in its peer group of Government Bond funds. The above graph illustrates two key measures that investors should consider when assessing the investment potential of a particular fund. One of the key factors is how the fund has performed over the most recent reporting period, defined as the 1 year total return on the bottom axis. The second factor is the fund's reported expense ratio, on the right axis, which includes things like management fees. The best funds, with higher returns and lower expenses, stake out a position in the lower left part of this graph.
TOP RATED FUNDS : Government Bond
|PIMCO Build America Bond ETF||BABZ||5.78||-4.92||10.09||0.45||1|
|Cushing Royalty & Income Fund||SRF||12.54||4.57||0.00||1.94||2|
|iShares Govt/Credit Bond ETF||GBF||1.62||-1.37||4.13||0.20||3|
|iPath ETN US Treasury 5Yr Bear ETN||DFVS||-2.37||12.59||0.00||0.00||4|
|PIMCO 3-7 Year US Treasury Idx ETF||FIVZ||0.68||-1.88||3.08||0.15||5|
|iPath US Treas 10Yr Bull ETN||DTYL||2.54||-9.87||13.49||0.00||6|
|PowerShares Build America Bond||BAB||6.60||-1.64||10.15||0.28||7|
|iPath US Treas Lng Bd Bull ETN||DLBL||6.47||-7.60||12.91||0.00||8|
|SPDR Barclays Sht Trm Treasury ETF||SST||0.27||-0.43||0.00||0.12||9|
|iShares 20+ Yr Treasury Bd ETF||TLT||7.30||-8.87||9.91||0.15||30|
|The above table compares the total return performance and expense ratio of iShares 20+ Yr Treasury Bd ETF to the top rated funds within the Government Bond peer group. iShares 20+ Yr Treasury Bd ETF ranks number 30 out of 60 Government Bond closed-end and exchange-traded funds that we rate.|
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