IShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)

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Market Intelligence Center  Nov 19  Comment 
IShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 2.01% return in just 121 days. A covered call on iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond at the $119.00 level expiring on Mar. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 2.01%...
Clusterstock  Nov 18  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 17  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 14  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 13  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 11  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 10  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Nov 7  Comment 
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IShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)


The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund seeks to approximate the total rate of return of the long-term sector of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager: iShares [2]
  • Inception Date: 07/22/2002
  • Average Maturity: 27.22 years
  • Exchange: NYSE Arca
  • Ticker: TLT
  • Expense Ratio: 0.15%
  • ETF Page[3]

Top Holdings

% of Fund Name Coupon Maturity Ratings (Moody\'s/S&P)
17.68% TREASURY BOND 4.25 5/15/2039 TSY /TSY
11.89% TREASURY BOND 4.50 2/15/2036 TSY /TSY
10.82% TREASURY BOND 3.50 2/15/2039 TSY /TSY
10.63% TREASURY BOND 4.50 5/15/2038 TSY /TSY
9.15% TREASURY BOND 4.50 8/15/2039 TSY /TSY
8.55% TREASURY BOND 6.25 5/15/2030 TSY /TSY
7.76% TREASURY BOND 5.38 2/15/2031 TSY /TSY
7.68% TREASURY BOND 5.00 5/15/2037 TSY /TSY
7.51% TREASURY BOND 4.38 2/15/2038 TSY /TSY
7.04% TREASURY BOND 4.75 2/15/2037 TSY /TSY

As of 10/19/2009


ETF Name ETF Name Fund Manager
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TBT)ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TBT)ProShares ETFs
Ameristock/Ryan 1 Year Treasury ETF (GKA)Ameristock/Ryan 1 Year Treasury ETF (GKA)Ameristock Funds
Ameristock/Ryan 10 Year Treasury ETF (GKD)Ameristock/Ryan 10 Year Treasury ETF (GKD)Ameristock Funds
Ameristock/Ryan 2 Year Treasury ETF (GKB)Ameristock/Ryan 2 Year Treasury ETF (GKB)Ameristock Funds
Ameristock/Ryan 20 Year Treasury ETF (GKE)Ameristock/Ryan 20 Year Treasury ETF (GKE)Ameristock Funds
Ameristock/Ryan 5 Year Treasury ETF (GKC)Ameristock/Ryan 5 Year Treasury ETF (GKC)Ameristock Funds
Ext Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)Ext Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)Vanguard Group Inc
iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY)iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY)iShares
iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)iShares
iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF)iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF)iShares
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TBT)ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TBT)ProShares ETF
ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (PST)ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (PST)ProShares ETF


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  2. iShares ETF
  3. IShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)
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