AGZ

iShares Agency Bond ETF
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AGZ Fund Description

AGZ tracks a market-weighted index of agency debt owned or issued by the US government or its affiliates.

AGZ Factset Analytics Insight

AGZ is the only ETF available that tracks the agency sector of the US government bond market. Typically, when one thinks about government agencies, institutions like "Fannie Mae" come to mind. However, AGZ can hold a wide range of bonds including corporates and foreign debt such as development banks, and its average credit rating is higher than our benchmark's. AGZ holds slightly more short-term debt, resulting in a lower weighted average maturity but a higher YTM. However, these differences haven't had a significant impact on the fund's ability to deliver market-like exposure. AGZ trades fitfully, with considerable spreads opening up at times, and underlying liquidity is fairly weak, so multiple creations/redemptions will likely cause adverse price movement. Holding costs with AGZ are likely to be low: it tracks its underlying index tightly and consistently, clawing back part of its already low expense ratio.

AGZ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares Agency Bond ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 4.16 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. iShares Agency Bond ETF ranks in the 23th percentile within its peer group and in the 6th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

AGZ Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/12/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
AGZ 0.11% 1.80% 5.18% 7.43% 2.22% 2.42% 2.31%
AGZ (NAV) -0.43% 1.68% 5.23% 7.06% 2.19% 2.42% 2.34%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agency Index -0.37% 1.81% 5.45% 7.32% 2.34% 2.53% 2.34%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agency Index -0.37% 1.81% 5.45% 7.32% 2.34% 2.53% 2.49%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

AGZ Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
11/05/08
Open-Ended Fund
0.20%
$580.44M
$3.90M
0.03%

AGZ Portfolio Data

3.92
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2.13%
10/01/19
99

AGZ Index Data

Market Value
Market Value
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agency Index

AGZ Portfolio Management

0.20%
-0.06%
0.04%
-0.26%

AGZ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Ordinary income
No

AGZ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
80% / 20%
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N/A
Low
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AGZ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/13/19
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3
2
1

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

AGZ Tradability

33,551
$3.90M
22,978
$2.65M
0.03%
$0.04
0.10%
0.36% / -0.12%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.46
0.00%
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$115.84
N/A

AGZ Sector/Industry Breakdown


AGZ
Segment Benchmark
83.81%
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15.89%
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0.29%
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AGZ Top 10 Holdings[View All]

8.09%
6.24%
6.19%
5.46%
5.43%
5.09%
3.62%
3.45%
3.33%
3.06%
49.96%

AGZ Top 5 Countries


AGZ
Segment Benchmark
84.11%
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8.48%
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5.71%
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0.97%
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0.69%
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AGZ Top 5 Currencies


AGZ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
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AGZ Performance Statistics

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AGZ MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
4.16 / 10
5.81
22.86
8.81%
0.01%
673.44

AGZ Holdings Statistics

4.86 years
3.92
2.13%
3.91
High
99
0.14%

AGZ Avg Life Maturity Distribution

6.17%
32.51%
22.37%
1.39%
8.95%
7.54%
1.65%

AGZ OAS Breakdown

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