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iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTA)

ETF · Currency in USD
ISIN
US46429B2916
CUSIP
46429B291
Issuer
iShares
Inception Date
Feb 14, 2012
Region
North America (U.S.)
Category
Corporate Bonds
Expense Ratio
0.15%
Index Tracked
Barclays Capital U.S. Corporate Aaa - A Capped Index
ETF Home Page
www.ishares.com
Asset Class
Bond

QLTAPrice 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 $14,341 for a total return of roughly 43.41%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

QLTAReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M0.14%0.43%
6M1.51%9.37%
YTD-2.22%22.33%
1Y-1.73%26.59%
5Y4.57%15.74%
10Y3.76%13.29%

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 -0.33. 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 (S&P 500)

QLTADividends

iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF granted a 2.04% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of Nov 27, 2021. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.15 per share.


PeriodTTM202020192018201720162015201420132012
Dividend$1.15$1.35$1.63$1.55$1.41$1.33$1.51$1.20$1.07$0.95

Dividend yield

2.04%2.31%2.99%3.09%2.67%2.59%2.99%2.32%2.14%1.81%

QLTADrawdowns Chart

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


QLTA (iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

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 15.24%, recorded on Mar 19, 2020. It took 49 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-15.24%Mar 9, 20209Mar 19, 202049May 29, 202058
-7.06%May 3, 201336Jun 24, 2013232May 27, 2014268
-6.53%Aug 7, 2020154Mar 18, 2021
-5.64%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
-2.3%Oct 16, 201285Feb 20, 201336Apr 12, 2013121
-2.23%Jul 26, 201216Aug 16, 201226Sep 24, 201242
-1.79%Sep 2, 201412Sep 17, 201415Oct 8, 201427

QLTAVolatility Chart

Current iShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF volatility is 8.84%. 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 (S&P 500)

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