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iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTA)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 14, 2022

QLTA is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the Barclays Capital U.S. Corporate Aaa - A Capped Index. QLTA launched on Feb 14, 2012 and has a 0.15% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS46429B2916
  • CUSIP46429B291
  • IssueriShares
  • Inception DateFeb 14, 2012
  • RegionNorth America (U.S.)
  • CategoryCorporate Bonds
  • Expense Ratio0.15%
  • Index TrackedBarclays Capital U.S. Corporate Aaa - A Capped Index
  • ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
  • Asset ClassBond

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$48.70
  • Year Range$48.38 - $56.70
  • EMA (50)$50.32
  • EMA (200)$53.13
  • Average Volume$204.48K

QLTAShare Price Chart


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QLTAPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF on Feb 17, 2012 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $12,552 for a total return of roughly 25.52%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

QLTAReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-2.77%-8.49%
YTD-12.50%-15.57%
6M-12.65%-13.45%
1Y-10.34%-0.96%
5Y1.31%10.97%
10Y2.17%11.66%

QLTAMonthly Returns Heatmap


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QLTASharpe 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 iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -1.51. 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.


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

QLTADividend History

iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF granted a 2.24% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 14, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.09 per share.


PeriodTTM2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Dividend$1.09$1.10$1.35$1.63$1.55$1.41$1.33$1.51$1.20$1.07$1.01

Dividend yield

2.24%1.97%2.37%3.14%3.35%2.98%2.97%3.52%2.81%2.66%2.45%

QLTADrawdowns Chart

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


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

QLTAWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate 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 iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF is 15.66%, recorded on May 6, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-15.66%Aug 7, 2020441May 6, 2022
-15.24%Mar 9, 20209Mar 19, 202049May 29, 202058
-7.06%May 3, 201336Jun 24, 2013232May 27, 2014268
-5.63%Jul 11, 2016112Dec 15, 2016172Aug 23, 2017284
-4.4%Feb 2, 2015105Jul 1, 2015177Mar 15, 2016282
-4.28%Jan 2, 2018213Nov 2, 201859Jan 31, 2019272
-2.71%Sep 5, 20197Sep 13, 201973Dec 27, 201980
-2.24%Jul 26, 201216Aug 16, 201225Sep 24, 201241
-2.2%Dec 7, 201250Feb 20, 201332Apr 8, 201382
-1.78%Sep 2, 201412Sep 17, 201415Oct 8, 201427

QLTAVolatility Chart

Current iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF volatility is 16.15%. 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.


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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