Meaning of 1-3 yr and 10-30 yr treasury ladders

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Re: Meaning of 1-3 yr and 10-30 yr treasury ladders

Post by LittleDinghy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:48 pm

Thank you everyone for your replies. I feel more confident now with the wisdom you all have shared with me. Now, it is on to worrying about how to proceed with the gold purchase, so I"m heading over to read that forum.
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Re: Meaning of 1-3 yr and 10-30 yr treasury ladders

Post by vnatale » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:19 pm

sophie wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:46 am

Don't reinvest the TLT dividends. Let them pile up as cash, along with the bond interest payments.
Reading this just answered a question I'd earlier asked tonight. EFTs DO pay dividends! I have never owned one and assumed that that they did not.

After I read the above did a search and found this...

"Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pay out the full dividend that comes with the stocks held within the funds. To do this, most ETFs pay out dividends quarterly by holding all of the dividends paid by underlying stocks during the quarter and pays them to shareholders on a pro-rata basis. Jun 22 2019"

That means I CANNOT use the daily prices of TLT to determine the full return between certain dates.

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