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BLV - Long Term Bond Index ETF Vanguard

Long Term Bond Index ETF Vanguard logoThe Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index ETF (BLV) is an exchange-traded fund that tracks the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. This index includes fixed-income securities with maturities of more than 10 years issued by the U.S. government, its agencies, and investment-grade corporate issuers.

The ETF seeks to provide exposure to long-term bonds, which typically offer higher yields but also carry higher interest rate risk. The fund may be appropriate for investors seeking income and diversification within a fixed income portfolio.

As of March 23, 2023, the BLV ETF had a net asset value of approximately $9.4 billion and an expense ratio of 0.05%. The fund had a distribution yield of 2.59% and a 12-month trailing yield of 2.68%. The ETF had a duration of 17.5 years and an average maturity of 24.4 years.

The top holdings in the BLV ETF as of December 31, 2021, were U.S. Treasury Notes (34.5%), U.S. Government Agency Bonds (18.7%), U.S. Corporate Bonds (16.7%), and U.S. Treasury Bonds (11.8%). The fund is rebalanced monthly and has a turnover rate of approximately 22%.

It's important to note that the BLV ETF is not appropriate for investors seeking short-term investments or those with a low tolerance for interest rate risk. The fund's value may fluctuate based on changes in interest rates and market conditions. As with any investment, investors should carefully consider their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and time horizon before investing in the BLV ETF or any other investment vehicle.




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