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Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 6, 2022

BLV is a passive ETF by Vanguard tracking the investment results of the Barclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. BLV launched on Apr 3, 2007 and has a 0.04% expense ratio.

ETF Info

ISINUS9219377937
CUSIP921937793
IssuerVanguard
Inception DateApr 3, 2007
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryTotal Bond Market
Expense Ratio0.04%
Index TrackedBarclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index
ETF Home Pageadvisors.vanguard.com
Asset ClassBond

Trading Data

Previous Close$81.90
Year Range$76.36 - $103.79
EMA (50)$81.34
EMA (200)$88.72
Average Volume$347.40K

BLVShare Price Chart


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BLVPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $18,753 for a total return of roughly 87.53%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-13.01%
-9.64%
BLV (Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BLVReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M1.74%8.19%
6M-14.48%-7.42%
YTD-18.77%-13.03%
1Y-20.38%-5.85%
5Y1.52%10.86%
10Y2.50%11.53%

BLVMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-4.27%-2.61%-3.98%-9.50%0.23%-3.20%4.44%-1.05%
2021-2.92%-4.21%-3.29%1.83%0.33%3.86%2.99%-0.36%-2.53%1.72%1.10%-1.08%
20205.32%3.49%-1.93%3.35%0.58%1.71%5.11%-4.12%0.11%-1.87%4.04%-0.53%
20191.86%-0.79%4.87%-0.60%4.16%2.69%0.51%8.26%-1.94%-0.29%0.32%-1.04%
2018-2.17%-3.14%1.51%-2.04%1.28%-0.59%0.42%0.48%-1.27%-3.22%0.40%4.36%
20170.56%1.80%-0.71%1.58%1.90%0.89%0.39%2.08%-0.84%0.02%0.75%1.87%
20162.34%2.11%3.23%1.12%0.06%5.14%2.73%-0.31%-0.89%-3.07%-6.30%0.98%
20156.56%-4.16%0.66%-2.47%-2.38%-3.43%3.07%-1.11%1.02%0.68%-0.86%-1.17%
20144.96%1.01%0.90%2.40%2.07%0.22%-0.01%3.98%-2.49%1.93%1.70%2.16%
2013-2.91%1.79%-0.57%3.94%-5.74%-3.99%-0.64%-1.35%0.60%2.33%-1.77%-0.63%
20120.91%-0.75%-2.89%3.45%4.94%-0.43%4.31%-0.69%-0.75%0.48%0.41%-1.37%
2011-1.35%1.46%-0.38%2.78%2.97%-2.21%4.33%5.09%5.95%-0.21%-0.86%3.69%
20101.49%0.21%-0.34%2.88%1.54%4.21%1.04%5.62%-1.46%-2.44%-1.65%-1.69%

BLVSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -1.41. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-2.00-1.50-1.00-0.500.000.501.001.50MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-1.41
-0.31
BLV (Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BLVDividend History

Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF granted a 3.94% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $3.23 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$3.23$3.47$6.40$3.58$3.56$3.46$3.71$3.80$3.68$3.96$4.99$4.70$4.63

Dividend yield

3.94%3.44%6.16%3.99%4.73%4.39%5.22%5.71%5.31%6.89%7.89%8.00%9.69%

BLVDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-23.59%
-13.58%
BLV (Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BLVWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF is 28.75%, recorded on Jun 14, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-28.75%Aug 7, 2020467Jun 14, 2022
-20.04%Mar 10, 20208Mar 19, 202077Jul 9, 202085
-14.49%May 3, 201377Aug 21, 2013229Jul 21, 2014306
-12.37%Feb 2, 2015102Jun 26, 2015236Jun 3, 2016338
-12.13%Jul 11, 2016111Dec 14, 2016569Mar 22, 2019680
-10.33%Aug 27, 2010116Feb 10, 2011117Jul 29, 2011233
-5.98%Jul 26, 2012155Mar 11, 201337May 2, 2013192
-5.97%Aug 29, 201911Sep 13, 201992Jan 27, 2020103
-5.82%Sep 23, 201125Oct 27, 201136Dec 19, 201161
-5.14%Feb 1, 201233Mar 19, 201233May 4, 201266

BLVVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF volatility is 17.70%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
17.70%
19.67%
BLV (Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

BLVAlternatives


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
BNDApr 3, 20070.03%-9.11%1.48%2.28%Compare BLV and BND