iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (:Financial Services) ETF
$133.72
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 8,086,600
Last Update: 02/11/16 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 0.00%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $133.72
52 Week Range: $114.88 - $135.25
Oustanding Shares: 68,500,000
Market Cap: 8,807,045,000
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for TLT
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Moderate Sell
Strong Sell
Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
TLT Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 0.00 27.18
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earnings for TLT:
EBITDA 0.00B
Revenue 0.00B
Average Earnings Estimates

Earnings Estimates data is not available for TLT.

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1812 support from three weeks ago held, for now. QQQs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell). An extreme in sentiment is developing, as is fear/panic. As a reflection, gold rallied by $55 at ounce to $1250. Silver was up a nickel The U.S. dollar continued to experience strength. Crude oil fell below $26 and was saved by a possible supply cut. The commodity closed at $26.80, down 65 cents on the day.  Natural gas was down a nickel. Bond ripped in premarket trading. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell to 1.53% and closed at 1.63%, for a change of eight basis points. The 30-year U.S. bond closed with a yield of 2.485%, down by only four basis points in yield. The yield curve continues to flatten, serving as a headwind to banks and life insurance companies. Lincoln National (LNC) was down by nearly $4 a share.  I shorted more Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). As a bank trader said to me today, "For Lent I am giving up hope." Municipals were well-bid but closed-end municipal bond funds dipped small. High yield continued junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 52 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 24 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) slipped by a penny. Agricultural commodities: wheat down three cents, corn up a penny, soybeans up 11 cents. Lumber was down $3.20. Retail was broadly lower. Remodelers continue to lag after a period of superior performance. Biotech was lower, but iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) finished well off the morning lows. Allergan (AGN), Celgene (CELG) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) got hurt.  Energy stocks for the second day in a row rallied despite lower crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 60 cents and Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.45. Old tech showed some life, with Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the green, but IBM (IBM) continued to make new lows, down $2.50. Consumer staples weakened -- Procter & Gamble (PG) lost $1.65 and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) was down $3.60. Serial underperformers Radian Group (RDN) and Potash (POT) were higher on the day. (T)FANG did well absolutely and relatively with all components but Netflix (NFLX) higher. NOSH was all about O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), which I highlighted in a post, and it tacked on $5 from that point. The other components were lower. CRABBY was mixed, but Citigroup (C) weighed the acronym down. I created a small basket of conservative -- Gilead Sciences (GILD) and CELG, for example -- and speculative biotech names rather than just buying IBB. Some of the spec names, such as Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and Otonomy (OTIC), had nice turnarounds from my early-morning cost basis. I stopped myself out of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long, but went back in at about the same price. I added again to C and Bank of America (BAC). My short "Trade of the Week" was shorting iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) at $135.60. TLT closed $2 lower than my cost basis. Rev's technical insights

TLT Hits Session Low Real Money Pro($)

Break in!

Intermediate Trade: Euro Trust Real Money Pro($)

Things could get wild in the currency market. FXE is primed for more movement.

Short Trade of the Week: TLT Real Money Pro($)

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has dropped 13 basis points to 1.56% this morning in a flight to safety, while the long bond has shed 11 points to 2.40%.
Different time frames have the same result.

Trade of the Week: Citigroup Real Money Pro($)

My "Trade of the Week" this week is Citigroup (C) at $37.70 a share.
While I hate how the E-Minis have traded recently, I am still willing to look for signs of a near-term low.
Again, I am endeavoring to be opportunistic (trading) in a market that is fragile,  too volatile and unpredictable to be comfortable with an abundance of many longer-term investments. At the bottom this afternoon, things looked dreadful. It was not easy to make a long trading rental and add to existing shorts. The S&P 500 ended at 1853, very close to my fair market value of 1860. The U.S. dollar weakened a bit after a five day period of consolidating against the euro. Bonds dropped by nearly 10 basis points in yield at the intermediate- and longer-term maturities. Non taxables were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were slightly higher on the day. High yield was junky, reflecting systemic concerns in the European Union and China (large reserve pull down). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield  Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) was down 91 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 40 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got pulled down and traded poorly. Gold fell from its highs but still closed $32.70 to the good. Silver was up 55 cents. I had been working on a positive thesis on gold but other projects got in the way, and I blew the opportunity as the price has risen on eight out of the 10 last trading days.   In agricultural commodities, wheat got schmeissed (down eight cents) and corn was down three cents. Lumber was flat. Crude closed down 84 cents, at $30.25, but natural gas was up six cents. Energy stocks, including Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), prospered today, despite a depressed commodity price. It might be foreshadowing better oil prices; we will see. Banks again were weaker as European institutions took a nosedive. I added to my large position. But life insurance wasn't any better, falling from the pressure of lower yields. I covered some MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. Brokerages got caught in the systemic rumors and concerns and were lower on the day; I added to Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) ended the day fractionally higher. Retail that I owned wasn't half bad; Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) closed higher, but Macy's (M) retreated by 60 cents. That said, remodeling favs Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) continued the thrashing that accelerated on Friday. After the close, The Gap (GPS) reported that same-store sales were down 8%. However, its guidance was better than expected and the stock is rallying a small fraction after hours. Lululemon (LULU), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA) were all much weaker in a poor apparel space. Autos were mixed; Ford (F) was higher and General Motors (GM) lower. I wonder, after great gains on the short side, whether I am outstaying my welcome. But, I have taken down these shorts to small. Media was awful -- even good performer Comcast (CMCSA) faltered. New lows for Disney (DIS). Old tech was weak, led by Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC), but bounced off their lows along with the rest of the market. Staples were broadly higher, led by PG, which embodies the flight to safety.  Biotech was decimated. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was down by another $6.50 and my spec fav Intrexon (XON) was down by a beaner. Allergan (AGN) hit a new recent low at $266. (T)FANG weakness and future were chronicled in my opening missive today. The acronym was lower, but Alphabet (GOOGL) and Netflix (NFLX) managed to rise modestly. Tesla (TSLA) got hit badly (down $14), as did Facebook (FB) and, to a lesser degree, Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was starving; Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD) were down bigtime. Starbucks (SBUX) rallied off the lows to end the day flat. CRABBY was mixed, led to the downside by Citigroup (C); I added it. Disease-like laggards Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR), which reports Wednesday, continued to lag.  iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) -- a Best Ideas List participant as a short -- doesn't have an uptick in it.  Apple's (AAPL) strength was conspicuous , up $1.20. During the day I added to many of my existing longs and added to new banks Regions Financial (RF) and BB&T (BBT); I put them on the Best Ideas List. Again, i see banks as multiyear plays and not as short-term trades. I also covered small positions in a broad list of my core shorts, including DIS, MET and LNC. As mentioned, I day traded an aggressive position in SPY for a profit. I will continue to try to accomplish that feat. I ended the day at market neutral. For the time being and assuming no change in fundamentals, I remain a SPY buyer between the capitulation low (two Wednesdays ago at $181.25 and about $183.50) and I remain a seller on strength above $185. I know that's a pretty tight range, which likely will be resolved s
The S&P Index is now down by about 46 handles on the day, to 1835.
Don't be too quick to jump on the FANG bearish wagon.

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