iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

TLT (NASDAQ:Financial Services) ETF
$128.72
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+0.00%
Today's Range: 127.59 - 129.00 | TLT Avg Daily Volume: 8,500,400
Last Update: 02/05/16 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 0.00%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $128.57
52 Week Range: $114.88 - $132.76
Oustanding Shares: 66,000,000
Market Cap: 8,485,620,000
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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
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Price Performance History (%Change):
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Earnings for TLT:
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By

Bob Byrne

 | Feb 4, 2016 | 9:00 AM EST

Don't be too quick to jump on the FANG bearish wagon.

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 4:35 PM EST
The market is almost unplayable for most. A crude reversal likely was the catalyst for the turnaround, as quants ran on board the train from the morning lows. As I mentioned this morning, there is little edge or trend right now. If you trade, keep your value at risk (VAR) low because the large swings can produce big profit/loss changes on relatively small positions. Volatility "cubed" in a market dominated by machines and algos that don't look at income statements or balance sheets and have no concept of intrinsic value. It's in Nowhere Land, at least on a short term basis.  But I am of the view that the primary/intermediate trend is lower -- time to trade and be careful with investments. I still look for a low double-digit decline in the S&P 500 in 2016. Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq) and Rs flat (Russell). I traded actively today with some success, trying to be opportunistic and trying to embrace panic and euphoria. In other words, "Get It While You Can" is my mantra.  I ended the day market-neutral, shorting SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on a 40-handle move off the lows ($191.35).  My five largest longs and shorts.  The decline in the value of the U.S. dollar was a key feature of the trading day, though I heard little discussion in the business media. Crude oil reversed dramatically, closing up $2.52 a barrel. Nat gas was unchanged. Gold was up another $13.40 per ouce. Still working on a memo on precious metals. Agricultural commodities: wheat up three cents, corn down two cents, soybean nine cents lower  and oats four cents lower. After a lot of intraday movement, bonds were essentially unchanged, with the 10-year and 30-year up by one to three basis points in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was down more than a beaner. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were up by a few cents apiece. High yield was bid. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 38 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 12 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was seven cents to the good. Bank-selling got panicky early in the day, I added across the board. Comerica (CMA), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Blackstone Group (BX) and Goldman Sachs (GS) ended the day higher after a pressured morning session. I observed that bank-centric sovereign debt funds might be responsible for the almost irrational selling of late. Here's my Chart of the Day on the aforementioned selling by sovereign wealth funds.  Staples responded well to a lower dollar Energy stocks were flat despite the ride in the resource. Biotech looks awful; they were flat on the day with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) rallying but Allergan (AGN) declining. Old tech didn't participate in the afternoon rally, but IBM (IBM) rose by $1.50. Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo! (YHOO) were bad. Retail was mixed, with Macy's (M) a leader to the upside and Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) downside leaders with large dollar drops today. I bought more GS (it rallied by $4 from today's purchase), Morgan Stanley (MS) (big recovery) and BX (nice reversal). (T)FANG is breaking down and rolling over -- a constant refrain of mine over the last four months. Tesla (TSLA) was down $10, Netflix (NFLX) down $1 and Alphabet (GOOGL) reversed most of its previous-day gain. Amazon (AMZN), which I featured today, continues to get schmeissed -- down $21. It is Bill Miller's largest holding (about 10% weighting). but I disagree, respectfully, with Bill. NOSH was broadly lower, led by Starbucks (SBUX) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY looked better, with only Allstate (ALL) and BAC lower. In individual stocks: Procter & Gamble (PG) and DuPont (DD) -- two new Best Ideas List entrants as longs -- were standouts to the upside. Potash (POT) reversed yesterday's loss. Life insurance stocks, including my shorts Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET0, were standouts to the downside (again). I hope you enjoyed
By

Timothy Collins

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 10:50 AM EST

A targeted short entry right now would be around $135.

By

Timothy Collins

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST

This is simply a reversion to the mean play.

By

Bob Byrne

 | Feb 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM EST

Facebook is in for some backing and filling, while Twitter tells a cautionary tale.

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 1, 2016 | 4:30 PM EST
I outlined my near- and intermediate-term outlook in parts one and two of this morning's opening salvo. I moved in dramatic fashion from a relatively large net long exposure taken on a week ago Wednesday and Thursday to a small net short exposure at day's end. I got more aggressive after 3 p.m. I scaled into a SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) short all day, from premarket to regular trading session (as high as $194.40) A Stanley Fischer rally? Algos sure like what he said. I view his verbiage as hedged and a non-event. The market, for the second day in a row, defied the weakness in crude oil prices, which were down $2.11 to $31.51 a barrel. Ns (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P index) and Rs (Russell index). A strange day in light of weaker crude oil and the deteriorating price action in high yield. The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro. Gold up another $12.30 -- its sixth or seventh day in a row higher, I believe (more on gold tomorrow). Agricultural commodities saw wheat down three cents with corn and soybeans flat. Lumber was unchanged. Bonds were up by two to four basis points in yield, depending on maturities. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was down about 40 cents. Non taxables were weaker, with iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond (MUB) down by 0.2%. But muni bond funds were higher. Strange. High yield was junky;  iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 42 cents and SPDR Barclays High-Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 22 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) held recent gains Banks were flattish, but they had a monster run on Friday -- up 5%. They were featured on the cover of Barron's. Citigroup (C) is the strongest name. Selected financials were strong. Blackstone Group (BX), despite a Goldman Sachs downgrade, reversed bigtime. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was conspicuously strong. Both BX and OAK are on my Best Ideas List.  But brokerages -- such as Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) -- were hit with profit- taking. Life insurance, too, was death, including Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) Retail showed large gains, led by Wal-Mart (WMT);  I eliminated a trading long rental for a large percentage gain). Macy's (M), Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) reversed substantially to the upside. Utilities were up and highlighted in my Diary.   Staples were mixed, despite the weakening U.S. currency. The energy sector suffered under the weight of a large decline in crude oil. Biotech recovered, led by Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), Mallinckrodt (MNK), and my spec fav, Intrexon (XON). Autos had a dead-cat bounce. (T)FANG resumed its strength, though Amazon (AMZN) was down $12. Tesla (TSLA) and Facebook (FB), which hit a new high, were features. NOSH was tasty, fueled by Nike (NKE) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY was up small. Last program standing defines the close. Alphabet (GOOGL) tonite -- Boca Biff is short Alphabet, but he is not that good of a speller! I reinitiated a SPY short (
By

Carley Garner

 | Jan 20, 2016 | 12:00 PM EST

Treasuries are in favor at the moment, but is it an overreaction?

By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 13, 2016 | 2:27 PM EST
In a flight to safety, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) approaches its price high of late October 2015.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 12, 2016 | 2:27 PM EST
Computer-driven volatility today, again. A lot of fear in the media -- but where were they 200 handles higher in the S&P Index? The key feature, to me, was not the continued decline in oil prices; it was the strength in the U.S. bond market. (I recognize I am in the minority!) iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was up $2.20 around 2:20 p.m. ET. The 10-year U.S. note fell by six basis points to under 2.10%. The 30-year dropped in yield by seven basis points to 2.88%. Municipals didn't follow taxables. High yield flatlined. But Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) hit a recent low, down four pennies. The U.S. dollar was unchanged. Crude oil was at $30.20 and down $1.20. Natural gas was two cents lower. Gold was $10.50 Agricultural commodities were quite strong. Wheat up 12 cents, corn up seven cents and soybeans up 16 cents. Financials were disappointing as the yield curve flattened for the second day in a row. Life insurance stocks continue lower with the yield pullback. Consumer staples upticked marginally. Energy stocks were resilient relative to the weakness in crude. Fertilizers were better bid, with Potash (POT) seeing a small bounce, but nothing relative to its recent weakness. Mortgage insurers continue lower; I can't explain the weakness in Radian Group (RDN). Media better, led by Disney (DIS). (T)FANG, absent Tesla (TSLA), was strong across the board. NOSH was also tasty, with Starbucks (SBUX) shining. CRABBY not so much with marginal fractional changes. New low on iShares China Large-Cap (FXI). Last program standing today? I added in a small way to my long ex
By

Robert Lang

 | Jan 11, 2016 | 9:00 AM EST

Bonds get off to a good start in 2016.

The sharp decline in the index in the first half of January and then the reflexive bounce ...

Nice work on the diary today, Bret. Tough day but you killed it.

Tableau Software option trade opened yesterday on the PHLX stands out as a painful example...

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