BKLN

PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio
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  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

BKLN Fund Description

The PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio tracks a market-value-weighted index of senior loans issued by banks to corporations.

BKLN Factset Analytics Insight

BKLN offers a liquid way to earn higher yield with less interest rate risk but significantly higher credit risk. The fund’s index tracks the 100 largest bank loan facilities—floating-rate, high-yield senior debt issued by banks to companies. Bank loans offer relative safety from interest rate risk because the coupons are reset periodically, but they do take significant credit risk. In fact, the bulk of BKLN’s portfolio is below investment grade and debt from firms in bankruptcy is not ruled out either. While the floating rate feature greatly reduces sensitivity to changes in interest rates, it doesn’t eliminate it. A spike in interest rates makes it harder for issuers to service their debt, potentially raising default risk.
With first-mover advantage in its segment, BKLN has gathered billions in AUM. BKLN trades extremely well in retail quantities. This is especially impressive considering the relative illiquidity and high trading costs of the underlying securities. Still, underlying liquidity—for all bank loan funds—remains a concern for larger investors and when the market sells off.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
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BKLN Summary Data

PowerShares
03/03/11
Open-Ended Fund
0.65%
$7.98B
$74.68M
0.04%

BKLN Portfolio Data

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12/18/17
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BKLN Index Data

Market Value
Market Value
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Related ETFs to BKLN

FLRT, SNLN
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max

BKLN Portfolio Management

0.65%
-1.55%
-0.75%
-2.31%

BKLN Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Ordinary income
No

BKLN Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Bats Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
SHARES/SIZEPRICE
ASKS3,52023.10
7,60023.09
14,90023.08
4,42023.07
60,86823.06
BIDS7,40023.05
6,00023.04
8,50023.03
7,30023.02
7,30023.01
LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
12:01:4723.05300
12:01:3023.05400
12:01:2823.0546,200
12:01:2823.05700
12:01:2823.05400
12:01:2823.05200
12:01:2823.0610,600
12:01:2823.06100
12:01:1923.06300
12:01:1623.064,000
Bats BZX Real-time Quote - 12:07:36
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

BKLN Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/13/17
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of BKLN. BKLN is rated a 5 out of 5.

BKLN Tradability

3,235,192
$74.68M
2,832,480
$65.29M
0.04%
$0.01
0.01%
0.24% / -0.42%
None
98.54%
100,000
28.32
0.02%
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52,778
$23.09
5

BKLN Performance Statistics

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BKLN Maturity Distribution

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BKLN Credit Breakdown

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