iShares TR LEH 20+ T-Bond Trading
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Defined and Explained
The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund, A.K.A, the iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund, is issued by the U.S. Government and invests in corporate bonds.
The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund only invests in bonds that mature in 20 years or more. The longer the time to maturity, the more volatile the price of the fund will be.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Prices/Rates
While these funds may not have the drastic moves that some of the others do (like the Cubes), ETF traders should be aware that all three of these funds pay dividends each and every month!
The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund pricing can be found by ETF traders both online and in all major newspapers and daily publications.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF trading software
Knowing what is going to happen in the market is critical to profitable ETF trading. VantagePoint software forecasts the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF high and low for the next day with a very high accuracy, so you'll know where to put your stops and whether to tighten up on them or get out of the trade immediately.
Using forecasts of market trend direction in conjunction with predicted highs and lows greatly increases the potential for successful iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF trades. VantagePoint even allows you to visualize forecasts and indicators graphically on your computer for ease of use.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF News
ETF traders of the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF need to know what the market is forecasting. Reading a headline such as: "New housing starts drop to 6.9%" might make you think that the bond market would rally (bad news for the economy is good news for the bond market). However, if economists had been forecasting an drop of 7.2%, then the news could actually send the bond market south.
ETF Traders should be to keep track of the scheduled release of various key economic data reports that could affect the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF. These include reports from the eight Fed meetings yearly, unemployment information, Inflation reports, and retail sales figures.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Information
An important piece of information for ETF Traders is that the interest received from U.S. Treasury bonds is free from STATE income taxes. You still need to pay tax on any capital gains, and you also are liable to the IRS for Federal taxes on interest payments.