iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (NASDAQ:Financial Services) ETF
$129.85
neg -0.19
-0.15%
Today's Range: 129.70 - 130.26 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 6,715,200
Last Update: 05/27/16 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 5,267,595
YTD Performance: 7.85%
Open: $130.13
Previous Close: $130.04
52 Week Range: $114.88 - $135.25
Oustanding Shares: 65,600,000
Market Cap: 8,530,624,000
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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
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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 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.28% 6.03% 11.34%
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
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Earnings Estimates data is not available for TLT.

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Bonds are near the day's high, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up 75 cents, and bank stocks are near the day's lows. Limited volatility along most industry sectors today. Allergan (AGN) and Celgene (CELG) -- half of my latest biotech basket -- were up $4.80 and $1, respectively. Gilead Sciences (GILD) was down $1. No follow through from homebuilding stocks. I cautioned yesterday about housing and Mark Hanson cautions today in the previous post. As of 3 p.m. it appears to be the smallest range in the S&P Index that I can remember on an intraday basis. More changes at Twitter (TWTR) -- this time, the heads of business development and media. To me this is an indication that progress has been slow and that the heavy lifting and execution of strategy will take more time than most expected. An active IPO day for a change. Six in total. Robert "Not Rita" Moreno disses Disney (DIS) shares on a technical basis today.  My concerns  are fundamental and are based on the belief that the company's secular earnings-per-share growth rate is under 10% annually compared to historic 18% to 19% annual growth and consensus of 12% to 14% per year. Sometimes things are so quiet it is hard not to fall asleep. But, given my
Estragon: We always find something, eh Didi, to give us the impression we exist?

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by nearly a beaner to $49.50. Nat gas climbed a penny. Another weak day for gold, down $5.50 to $1223; I wrote upon the subject yesterday and previously. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +7, soybeans +31(!), oats +1. Lumber +5. Bonds fell. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down half a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note was unchanged, with the yield at 1.86%. The long bond yield rose by two basis points to 2.67%. Municipals were flat and so were closed-end muni funds. The high-yield market was bid for. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 15 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up a nickel. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three cents higher and appears to be challenging the recent highs. Banks were the standout group despite no normalization in the yield curve. Insurance was broadly higher. My long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), lagged -- I added. Brokerage stocks on fire. Morgan Stanley (MS) up 40 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) up $4. Retail rallied after being sold off for weeks. Shorts Nordstrom (JWN) was up 20 cents and Foot Locker (FL) up 75 cents. Energy stocks followed the rise in crude oil. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $2. Old tech was led by an outsize gain in IBM (IBM), up $3, but Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO) all were stronger. Media lagged. Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) were up only modestly. Staples were higher, but not materially so. Nevertheless, my Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) short (Trade of the Week) is stinking up the joint. Agricultural equipment was strong, with Deere (DE) up 80 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) up $1.30. (T)FANG looks like it is being rotated out of. NOSH was lower, save O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY was led by Citigroup (C) but hurt by Alleghany (Y). In individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues its forceful move, up $1.75. It is now in my shorting range. Stay tuned. Potash (POT) recovered from yesterday's loss. Twitter (TWTR) had a dead-cat bounce. DuPont (DD), my large cap fav, looks like it has a mission at $70. My fav short, Coca-Cola (KO), is flat. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) is better; I have been buying. Here are some valueable columns form Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer takes an opposite view of mine on banks. Hey, Mikey, he likes theme!  Rev Shark on lull lite.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on investor sentiment, which I believe is fueling the market, in part, this week.  Another one on sentiment from Rev.  Jeremy LaKosh on Staples (SPLS). 
I prefer a bullishly biased vertical call spread.
As a follow-up to our previous post about growth stocks, subscriber "MissD_Dallas" also asked us via the comments section for our opinion of long-suffering Whole Foods Market (WFM).
The S&P 500 is testing the neckline of a head-and-shoulders pattern.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) is up a beaner.
I would caution folks about trading one market based entirely on the technicals of another.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar continues to weaken. Crude oil fell by $1.05, trading at $44.87. Nat gas was a dime lower. Gold rose by another $5 and is approaching $1,300. The precious metal did trade over $1,300 earlier in the day. Agricultural commodities: wheat -4.50, soybean +8.00, corn -3.75 and oats flat. Lumber -2.60. Bonds got taken to the woodshed. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down about a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note added three basis points to 1.85% and the long bond climbed four basis points in yield to 2.70%. Municipals sold off, but closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed to higher. High yield sold off. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) traded up a nickel and is approaching $14. Banks prospered, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Brokerages were strong -- Morgan Stanley (MS) up 20 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) $2.50. Life insurance responded well to higher rates and lower bond prices, with smart gains in Lincoln  National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and HIG. Energy stocks were mixed. Schlumberger (SLB) was a standout loser, though Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. IBM (IBM), despite Warren's endorsement, was slightly lower, while Microsoft (MSFT) was up 50 cents. Retail stocks rebounded, with short Nordstrom (JWN) recovering a portion of Friday's big loss. Media thrived. Disney (DIS) was up $1.10 and Comcast (CMCSA) 55 cents. Consumer staples did well, led by former long Procter & Gamble (PG). Biotech, the object of affection to value players this year, continued to be pressured. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down a couple. VRX recovered two-thirds of its nearly $4 loss today. My biotech basket continues to roll over. Autos were up small -- General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) a dime higher, each. Ag equipment was flat. (T)FANG recovering well, led by Amazon (AMZN), which seemingly got an endorsement from Warren Buffett over the weekend and was up $23. By contrast, Tesla (TSLA) was down by $2, though it was lower. NOSH had all four components to the good, including Starbucks (SBUX), a short. CRABBY's six components also were all higher. In terms of miscellaneous stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues to be rotten to the core, down 50 cents. Twitter (TWTR) was awful and Potash (POT) was not much better, though rival Monsanto (MON) was up. Radian Group (RDN) and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) were flat, as was DuPont (DD) after a big upside move. Warren's fav (but my short!) Coca-Cola (KO) was up 30 cents. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), last week's Trade of the Week, was off a dime after a very weak Friday. Here is some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the U.S. dollar.   Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on the dreaded Coppock Curve!  Bret "Meet George" Jensen on four possible biotech targets.  The Count's take on the Berkshire Hathaway meeting.  RevShark on ... what is the market theme and on the lack of clear market leadership (a theme others like Jimmy and myself are concerned about)? 
Don't anticipate too much here, and don't let your emotions get ahead of you.

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