Last Update: 28 February 2021

Category: Fixed Income
ETF: iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF granted a 1.76% dividend yield in 2020.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2020 - February 2021

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2021(*) 2020
TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond 0.11% 1.76%

(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF: historical returns page.

ISHARES 20+ YEAR TREASURY BOND (TLT) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2002 to February 2021
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
ETF
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
ETF + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2002 23.70 2.37% 23.70 1143.05 1166.75 1166.75
2003 61.14 5.24% 84.84 1101.67 1186.51 1185.65
2004 58.69 4.95% 143.53 1143.12 1286.65 1288.95
2005 62.13 4.82% 205.65 1186.42 1392.07 1399.90
2006 62.16 4.44% 267.81 1142.18 1409.99 1409.86
2007 68.24 4.84% 336.05 1204.41 1540.46 1554.91
2008 71.06 4.57% 407.11 1558.03 1965.14 2082.50
2009 64.56 3.10% 471.66 1170.05 1641.71 1628.46
2010 72.30 4.44% 543.97 1223.94 1767.91 1775.77
2011 76.89 4.33% 620.86 1586.58 2207.44 2378.81
2012 64.47 2.71% 685.32 1585.35 2270.67 2441.43
2013 67.63 2.77% 752.95 1329.46 2082.41 2115.00
2014 70.85 3.35% 823.80 1647.84 2471.64 2692.34
2015 68.12 2.53% 891.92 1576.69 2468.61 2644.21
2016 68.75 2.60% 960.67 1554.28 2514.95 2675.38
2017 70.10 2.62% 1030.77 1656.29 2687.06 2921.07
2018 74.49 2.55% 1105.25 1587.44 2692.69 2874.13
2019 73.58 2.56% 1178.83 1770.97 2949.80 3279.99
2020 57.73 1.76% 1236.56 2061.26 3297.82 3875.36
Feb 2021(*) 4.26 0.11% 1240.82 1870.23 3111.05 3520.47
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • ETF Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period ETF
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2020 - Feb 2021 +5.60% +5.47% +7.33%
Jan 2018 - Feb 2021 +12.92% +15.78% +20.52%
Jan 2016 - Feb 2021 +18.62% +26.02% +33.14%
Jan 2014 - Feb 2021 +40.68% +49.40% +66.45%
Jan 2011 - Feb 2021 +52.80% +75.97% +98.25%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real ETF return over the years?

ISHARES 20+ YEAR TREASURY BOND (TLT) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2002 - February 2021
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2002 +16.67% 2.37% +14.30%
2003 +1.62% 5.24% -3.62%
2004 +8.71% 4.95% +3.76%
2005 +8.61% 4.82% +3.79%
2006 +0.71% 4.44% -3.73%
2007 +10.29% 4.84% +5.45%
2008 +33.93% 4.57% +29.36%
2009 -21.80% 3.10% -24.90%
2010 +9.05% 4.44% +4.61%
2011 +33.96% 4.33% +29.63%
2012 +2.63% 2.71% -0.08%
2013 -13.37% 2.77% -16.14%
2014 +27.30% 3.35% +23.95%
2015 -1.79% 2.53% -4.32%
2016 +1.18% 2.60% -1.42%
2017 +9.18% 2.62% +6.56%
2018 -1.61% 2.55% -4.16%
2019 +14.12% 2.56% +11.56%
2020 +18.15% 1.76% +16.39%
Feb 2021(*) -9.16% 0.11% -9.27%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF over the past years?

E.g. If you had bought it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

ISHARES 20+ YEAR TREASURY BOND (TLT) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2002 - February 2021
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021(*)
Jan 2002 6.81% 6.88% 7.01% 7.45% 7.36% 5.77% 0.43%
Jan 2003 5.84% 5.89% 6.01% 6.38% 6.31% 4.95% 0.37%
Jan 2004 5.75% 5.80% 5.91% 6.28% 6.21% 4.87% 0.36%
Jan 2005 5.28% 5.33% 5.44% 5.78% 5.71% 4.48% 0.33%
Jan 2006 4.87% 4.91% 5.01% 5.32% 5.26% 4.12% 0.30%
Jan 2007 4.83% 4.88% 4.97% 5.28% 5.22% 4.09% 0.30%
Jan 2008 4.38% 4.42% 4.51% 4.79% 4.73% 3.71% 0.27%
Jan 2009 3.27% 3.30% 3.37% 3.58% 3.53% 2.77% 0.20%
Jan 2010 4.18% 4.22% 4.30% 4.57% 4.52% 3.55% 0.26%
Jan 2011 3.84% 3.87% 3.95% 4.19% 4.14% 3.25% 0.24%
Jan 2012 2.86% 2.89% 2.95% 3.13% 3.09% 2.43% 0.18%
Jan 2013 2.79% 2.82% 2.87% 3.05% 3.01% 2.36% 0.17%
Jan 2014 3.22% 3.25% 3.31% 3.52% 3.48% 2.73% 0.20%
Jan 2015 2.53% 2.55% 2.60% 2.77% 2.73% 2.14% 0.16%
Jan 2016 2.60% 2.65% 2.82% 2.78% 2.18% 0.16%
Jan 2017 2.62% 2.78% 2.75% 2.16% 0.16%
Jan 2018 2.55% 2.52% 1.98% 0.15%
Jan 2019 2.56% 2.01% 0.15%
Jan 2020 1.76% 0.13%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF: historical returns page.

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