iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (n.a.:Financial Services) ETF
pos +0.90
Today's Range: 122.06 - 122.90 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 9,892,300
Last Update: 07/31/15 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 9,097,262
YTD Performance: -3.41%
Open: $122.44
Previous Close: $121.63
52 Week Range: $112.73 - $138.50
Oustanding Shares: 42,300,000
Market Cap: 5,107,302,000
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
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 25.96
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-3.43% 6.39% -6.03%
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:
Revenue 0.00B
Average Earnings Estimates

Earnings Estimates data is not available for TLT.

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Profit-taking results in a weak close.

Doug's GDP Musings Real Money Pro($)

While today's GDP report gives a broad impression, there's nothing in the second-quarter numbers that changes my conclusions made earlier today about the Fed, as the primary determinant of monetary policy has moved toward jobs data.
The market was ripe for this sort of bounce today.
The downtrend TLT line dating back to the late-January swing high intersects that $123.57 level.
The key takeaway yesterday and over the last few months is that the tape is expressing strong deflationary forces amid the continuing rout in commodities (e.g., copper at a six-year low, gold down another 1%-plus today) and signposts of slowing growth in China (where debt has risen from $7 trillion to $28 trillion over the last seven years), Europe (weak data overnight) and, arguably, in the U.S.  Importantly, overall volume has expanded on down days. On Thursday, the NYSE and Nasdaq volumes were up 19% and 12%, respectively, compared to the 20-day averages. Strong bid on bonds. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) rose by more than $1.50 on Thursday and bond-equivalent sectors did well both absolutely and relatively. Amazon (AMZN) becomes the next Google (GOOG), as accelerating unit growth and the force of better margins have improved meaningfully and have had a compounding impact over the last two quarters. Back in October 2014, I wrote a cautious column on Amazon that helped to explain the weakness in the shares up to January 2015. But the facts have changed and so have I. That said, I would neither be long or short Amazon, a stock I have not traded in since 2000! I remain short of Google, which is now $25 lower than my average short cost basis. I likely will take in some of the short for a nice and quick profit today. The shares of strong balance sheets are outperforming shares of weak balance sheets.
Initial jobless claims totaled 255,000, which was well below expectations of 278,000 and down from the 281,000 reported last week. It is the lowest level for weekly claims since 1973. In July auto companies typically shut down plants as they do some routine maintenance, and seasonal adjustments usually take this into account. But if there is any shift by the auto companies in what they do, it can mess around with the seasonal numbers.
Try to follow a basic, easy-to-understand model.
The bull market is alive and well. And, from my perch, complacency
If that's not for you, try Facebook or Williams-Sonoma.
I'm calling an audible and taking a 70-cent profit on my iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) trade, which I sold at $116.65.

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