iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (NASDAQ:Financial Services) ETF
neg -1.44
Today's Range: 130.06 - 131.07 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 7,460,600
Last Update: 10/27/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 10,031,666
YTD Performance: 10.37%
Open: $131.07
Previous Close: $132.18
52 Week Range: $118.00 - $143.62
Oustanding Shares: 48,100,000
Market Cap: 6,401,148,000
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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 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.05% 7.29% 22.89%
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
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Earnings Estimates data is not available for TLT.

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Feeling bullish about bonds? For heaven's sake, why?
With the reversal of iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) (down and now up), I am expanding my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short at $19.70.
Back from an excursion to buy some sod and plants (for a project this afternoon) to see Mr. Market at the day's lows, though perhaps my purchase …

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Real Money Pro($)

The market was up from the get-go. (T)FANG is the world's fair. High beta was generally at the market forefront today, e.g. Priceline (PCLN)  . Bonds continue to get bid for. Yesterday I made the case why the big decline in bond prices and rise in bond yields might a

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil declined by four bits to $49.86. Gold flatlined. Ag commodities rallied: wheat up $0.02, corn up $0.01, soybeans up $0.16 and oats up $0.02. Lumber fell an outsized $9 and closed at a multi-week low. Peak housing? Bonds rallied (I covered a large portion of my bond short early in the day). Yields fell by two to three basis points The 10-year U.S. note yield fell below 1.77% -- though Tepper was quite bearish on bonds. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 95 basis points. Municipals were actually slightly higher in price, but that didn't keep closed-end municipal bond funds from getting schmeissed. the lack of liquidity in that asset class was a subject I wrote about midday. Look at BlackRock Inv. Quality Munic. Trust (BKN) , Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (VPV) , Etrion (ETX) , BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (BLE) (more declines of 1.5% to 3%) after a similar drop on Friday! This is supposed to be a conservative asset class, but these funds have lost nearly their annual dividend yields in two days! Junk bonds were slightly weaker but, again, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) had an outsized decline. Stay far from both closed end municipal bond funds and BGB. Banks were disappointing for the second day in a row. I have expressed my views here. Short JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF is my Trade of the Week -- down a dime from my cost on the day). See Jim's good columns on sector below. Surprising executive departure at Visa causes price weakness. Insurance was unchanged to lower but brokerages got hit after Friday's strength. Old tech was uneventful. IBM (IBM) down $1 after a slight beat. Retail was a conspicuous market blemish across the board weakness. Home Depot (HD) , Lowe's (LOW)  , Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) featured losers. Biotech after a very weak Friday. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) (Ackman) new low, Allergan (AGN)  down $4, but Celgene (CELG)  up $1. Big pharma down small. Consumer staples weakened. Core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , a new low. Autos lower -- Ford at another low. Ag equipment down modestly. (T)FANG mixed. Netflix (NFLX) up big on a nice beat (I remain small short the name) Amazon (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer had several posts on banks.
Quant funds are gaining market dominance. Most, at least related to specific quant strategies, are often on the same side of the trade. Dealers, market makers and specialists are dying breeds. That's in part because of regulatory changes, in part because of structural market changes and reduced profitability of their functions. As a result, you better be very sure when you go into a new asset class because, at times, either everyone wants to get out at the same time or there is simply limited market depth.That helps to explain why I like to average into positions!   It is no wonder that ETFs are taking over the investment landscape (more on those risks later in the week!)   A good example of lost liquidity can be seen in closed-end municipal bond funds.   If you recall we made a successful entry into this asset class in December 2013 when volume escalated and prices plummeted as many individual investors took year-end tax losses in that poor performing asset class.   But this could
The 10-year U.S. note yield started 2016 at 2.27%.
Back from my meetings to find the S&P 500 Index basically traded in a 2-3 point range over the last four hours, which is a statisti…

Trade of the Week Real Money Pro($)

We are at "Peak Liquidity" as the actions and impact of central bank largesse is diminishing rather quickly now. Moreover, the Fed has telegraphed a December rate rise which is not too far away. The bond market's downtrend is accelerating (iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) down a beaner today to a multi-month low). Higher interest rates cause competition to equities as they serve at the core of a discounted dividend/earnings/cash flow model. They also, as I mentioned earlier today pressure defensive stocks and sectors. There are more signposts of domestic slowdown/recession -- and negative macro surprises are accumulating, including
I incorrectly believed we may have a quiet day in TLT. So much for that.

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