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Predictable Monthly Pattern for TLT?

March 4, 2024 • Posted in Bonds, Calendar Effects

Does iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) exhibit a predictable monthly pattern due to beginning-of-month dividends and mid-month U.S. government consumer and producer inflation releases? To investigate, we calculate average cumulative return for TLT across the month (from trading day 1 through trading day 23). We also investigate exploitability of findings. Using daily raw and dividend-adjusted levels of TLT from the end of July 2002 (inception) through January 2024 (21.5 years), we find that: (more…)

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