NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Treasury ETFs were among the few ETFs that saw buying interest on Wednesday, as concerns about the economic recovery sent the Dow crashing 264 points. Treasuries also got a boost from the Fed's decision to buy more treasury notes to keep the economy afloat.
Stocks fell across-the-board on Wednesday, a day after the Fed said it expects the U.S. recovery to slow and maintained rates at record lows. The U.S. trade deficit rose 19%, adding to concerns about the economy. That sent equities lower and bond prices higher. The 10-year treasury yield hit record lows at 2.68%.
The PowerShares DB Treasury ETN (LBND), an exchange-traded note that takes a leveraged long view on treasury bonds,rose 1.9%. The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) gained 1.3%, while the Pimco 7-15 year Treasury (TENZ) appreciated 0.7%.