TLT: iShares Barclays 20 Year Plus Treasury ETF (TLT) is one of the most popular trading issues available, and like IEF, also has leveraged and inverse issues available for traders from ProShares and similar issues from Direxion. Begun in July 2002, it has been the most watched and traded fixed income ETF.
AUM exceeds $3.2 billion, average daily trading volume is more than 8 million shares, the current yield is 4.25% and the 1-year return through June 2011 is 6.21%. The expense ratio is .15%.
Competitors include Vanguard's VGLT (Barclays Capital U.S. Long Government Bond ETF) launched in November 2009 and the index includes fixed-income securities and U.S. Treasury, U.S. government agencies as well as corporate debt guaranteed by the U.S. government and has maturities beyond 10 years. The expense ratio is .15%, AUM equal $27 million, average daily trading volume is a low 10,000 shares, current yield is 3.64% and the 1-year return is 6.60%.Data as of May 2011
TLT Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
- US Treasury Bond 4.625%: 10.52%
US Treasury Bond 4.375%: 10.17%
US Treasury Bond 4.375%: 10.02%
US Treasury Bond 4.25%: 9.96%
US Treasury Bond 3.875%: 9.39%
US Treasury Bond 4.5%: 8.59%
US Treasury Bond 4.75%: 7.75%
US Treasury Bond 4.25%: 7.32%
US Treasury Bond 4.5%: 5.83%
US Treasury Bond 3.5%: 5.03%
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