iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (NASDAQ:Financial Services) ETF
neg -0.13
Today's Range: 118.45 - 120.40 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 9,415,500
Last Update: 12/05/16 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 11,972,404
YTD Performance: -0.28%
Open: $118.93
Previous Close: $119.60
52 Week Range: $118.00 - $143.62
Oustanding Shares: 47,000,000
Market Cap: 5,580,310,000
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for TLT
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Sell
Strong Sell
Mean Rec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
TLT Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 0.00 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-13.91% -1.52% 15.12%
Revenue 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income 0.00 0.00 0.00
EPS 0.00 0.00 0.00
Earnings for TLT:
Revenue 0.00B
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Earnings Estimates data is not available for TLT.

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Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 4:50 PM EST
The U.S. dollar has weakened considerably. The price of crude oil was down by about two bits to $51.45. Gold fell by another $4 to $1,174. Ag commodities got a lift: wheat up $0.04, corn up $0.11, soybeans up $0.16, oats down $0.15. Lumber down $2. Bonds, the object of my affection today ("Trade of the Week"), reversed from early morning lows. After yields rose by more than 4 basis points on the 10-year, the close was relatively flat. TLT slipped $1.20 from Friday's close, ending the day slightly higher. Bravo! Municipal bonds sold off. But closed-end muni-bond funds got a lift (e.g., Eaton Vance Municipal Incm 2028 Term (ETX) and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN) ) -- hard to explain why, though! The 2s/10s spread dropped by two basis points to 127 basis points. Banks, stated simply, are continuing to be the "world's fair" -- regardless of what rates do. Short Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) and JP Morgan Chase (JPM) (all small). Brokerages bullish -- led by Goldman Sachs (GS) (on a late HSBC (HSBC) buy upgrade today, seriously??!!!). But insurance lagged, though my long Hartford Financial (HIG) was modestly higher. Auto stocks stalled. I am still small short General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) . Retail was stronger -- with upside leadership from Nordstrom (JWN)  , Best Buy (BBY)  , Foot Locker (FL)  , Nike (NKE) and Urban Outfitters (URBN) . JC Penney (JCP)

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 3:09 PM EST
Is the short-term price momentum bullish, bearish or neutral? If it is bullish, I will generally lean to longs. If it is bearish, I will generally lead to shorts. However, a strong enough idea could still be a contrarian play (and running against the primary trend) -- but I must be relatively confident and convicted in my out-of-consensus view or thesis.  Why select the idea now? What are my near-term catalysts? If the idea is sector specific (and not company specific), are there any other stocks in the sector that might offer a better reward vs. risk?  Why put on the trade at the current share price? With longer-term investments, as you all know, I tend to average into positions on the belief that no one has a concession in determining the perfect entry point. But trades of shorter duration are tougher! Is there a margin of safety if I am wrong? (What can I lose?) What is my reward vs. risk (upside compared to downside)? What are the factors that contribute to my decision -- and even more importantly, what are the probabilities associated with each bullish scenario? And what are the factors (and assigned probabilities) that could ruin the trade? What is my stop loss -- in the event Mr. Market disagrees with me? If the stock is volatile (and this applies to either longs or shorts) -- am I better off using options (buying/selling calls or puts) rather than using the common shares?  My conviction level must be high for me to sell short (naked) calls/puts. I vastly prefer buying calls/puts as my risk is defined in a market that the only certainty is the lack of certainty. This helps me deal with the market's uncertainty and volatility.  If quickly successful in a trade (e.g., today's iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) long "Trade of the Week") I usually scale out slowly on strength -- not waiting for the "perfect price."  Finally, I size my short-term trades appropriately. Depending on my degree of conviction usually they are small-sized. My greatest convicted trades are no more than between small- and medium-sized. Traders with little or limited experience should almost always make very small moves.

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 1:18 PM EST
I just took off half of my iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) long at $120.30 for a nice gain. Thus far this is has been a qui …

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 12:56 PM EST
My Trade of The Week -- iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT)  -- makes a new high of $120.10 (up $1.65 from the low of $1 …

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 11:01 AM EST
Over the last four decades I have made my "investment bones" chiefly through hard-hitting analysis and fundamental long-term investing. Depending on my market view (bull market, bear market, range-bound market), I supplement my longer-term investments (long and short) with trading rentals. When done well it produces what I like to call the "cash register effect" -- small trading gains that accumulate over time.

Doug Kass

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 9:52 AM EST
I believe the optimism regarding the new administration's ability to jumpstart the economy and move real GDP growth to well above the 2.25% demonstrated annually over the prior administration -- an important reason for his election victory -- may be misplaced and overly optimistic. (This will be a feature in my 15 Surprises for 2017 coming up in a few weeks). 

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Dec 5, 2016 | 6:47 AM EST
We're seeing a "buy the negative news" reaction this morning.

Timothy Collins

 | Dec 1, 2016 | 12:25 PM EST
Now isn't the time to be greedy, so consider cashing in some tech bets.

Bob Byrne

 | Dec 1, 2016 | 7:00 AM EST
Selling in bonds and gold continues.

Timothy Collins

 | Nov 30, 2016 | 11:07 AM EST
With TLT hanging around $120, I'm spying the straddles both this week and next.
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