Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund (BLV)

NYSEARCA: BLV · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
76.03
-0.87 (-1.13%)
At close: Dec 5, 2022 4:00 PM
78.65
+2.62 (3.45%)
After-hours: Dec 5, 2022 5:25 PM EST
-1.13%
Assets $4.35B
NAV $76.62
Expense Ratio 0.04%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out 56.80M
Dividend (ttm) $3.22
Dividend Yield 4.24%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 1, 2022
1-Year Return -27.82%
Volume 1,237,111
Open 76.18
Previous Close 76.90
Day's Range 75.59 - 76.25
52-Week Low 66.44
52-Week High 106.44
Beta 0.22
Holdings 2903
Inception Date Apr 3, 2007

About BLV

The Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund (BLV) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in investment grade fixed income. The fund tracks a market value-weighted index of investment-grade USD-denominated government, corporate, and foreign debt at least 10 years to maturity. BLV was launched on Apr 3, 2007 and is managed by Vanguard.

Asset Class Fixed Income
Sector Bonds
Region North America
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol BLV
Issuer Website Vanguard
Index Tracked Bloomberg U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted

Top 10 Holdings

13.13% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
United States Treasury Bonds T 2.375 02.15.42 1.52%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2 11.15.41 1.47%
United States Treasury Bonds T 1.75 08.15.41 1.43%
United States Treasury Bonds T 1.875 02.15.41 1.37%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2.375 05.15.51 1.36%
United States Treasury Bonds T 1.875 02.15.51 1.25%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2.875 05.15.52 1.24%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2 08.15.51 1.21%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2.25 05.15.41 1.15%
United States Treasury Bonds T 2.25 02.15.52 1.13%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 1, 2022 $0.23996 Dec 6, 2022
Nov 1, 2022 $0.25092 Nov 4, 2022
Oct 3, 2022 $0.23534 Oct 6, 2022
Sep 1, 2022 $0.24422 Sep 7, 2022
Aug 1, 2022 $0.24456 Aug 4, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 $0.23868 Jul 7, 2022
Full Dividend History

News

Play the Long Game in Bonds Amid the Heavy Volatility

Patience is a virtue, and that especially rings true when it comes to fixed income investing. In this tricky market environment where bonds are feeling the same downward pressure as stocks, the long-ter...

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7 months ago - ETF Trends

Vanguard Cuts Fees On 4 Bond ETFs

‘BND' is getting a half-basis point haircut.

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7 months ago - ETFcom

Vanguard Lowers Fees on 4 Bond ETFs

Vanguard today reported expense ratio reductions for four broadly diversified bond ETFs.  The ETFs affected include the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV), the Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV), ...

Other symbols: BIVBNDBSV
7 months ago - ETF Trends

Need More Yield? Here's 2 Long Duration ETFs to Consider

While short duration is often touted in the current market environment where rising interest rates amid higher inflation is a prime area of focus for advisors, fixed income investors can still look to l...

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10 months ago - ETF Trends

Get More Yield and Higher Credit Quality With BLV

Getting more yield amid rising inflation is possible without sacrificing credit quality with the Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund ETF Shares (BLV). The equities markets have been whipsawing with volat...

11 months ago - ETF Trends

Hedge Funds Are Betting That Long-Term Yields Will Rise

With the Omicron variant and inflation headlining the capital market news, it's easy to forget that a flattening yield curve also poses a threat, but hedge funds are betting that long-term yields will r...

11 months ago - ETF Trends

Prospects of Lower Global Growth Boosts Long-Term Bonds

To go along with rising inflation, the Omicron variant just added an extra headwind for global growth, but the byproduct could be a boost to bonds on the long end of the yield curve. According to a Fina...

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

High Income and High Credit Quality Are Possible With BLV

Getting high income paired with high credit quality is possible when fixed income investors give the Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund ETF Shares (BLV) a closer look. Fixed income investors are already...

1 year ago - ETF Trends

If You're Hunting for Yield, Check Out These Vanguard ETFs

Even with safe haven government debt yields like the benchmark 10-year Treasury note pushing higher, fixed income investors are demanding more from their portfolios, which Vanguard can provide with thre...

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

4 Vanguard ETFs to Get Total U.S. Bond Market Exposure Across All Durations

There are times when an investor wants aggregate U.S. bond exposure and other times when targeted duration (short or long) is necessary given the current market environs—whatever the need, Vanguard offe...

Other symbols: BIVBNDBSV
1 year ago - ETF Trends

4 Vanguard ETFs With Newly Lowered Fees

Vanguard, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, is at it again.

Other symbols: BIVBSVVXF
3 years ago - Benzinga

With Rates Falling, Go Long With This Bond ETF

Declining interest rates are boosting a slew of long-dated fixed income segments and ETFs, including the Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEArca: BLV). BLV is up 13.40% year-to-date, a stellar return when...

3 years ago - ETF Trends

Go Long with Bonds Using the “BLV” ETF

The Federal Reserve instituted its third rate decline recently after reversing course from its four straight rate hikes in 2019. As such, investors have been apter to take on risk via longer duration de...

3 years ago - ETF Trends