| iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. Treasury bonds with remaining maturities between seven and ten years, as represented by the Barclays U.S. 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Index (the “Index”). The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. As of Feb 28 2015, the Fund's total assets were $9,067,170,149 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $9,041,290,544. The Average Annual Return 7-10 Year Treasury is shown above.
The Average Annual Return on the Average Annual Return 7-10 Year Treasury page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annualized return over the past ten years (or specified start date) for a given investment
(up to the end of prior trading session recorded). Arguably, choosing ten years for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand provides a sufficiently long window
to capture long-term trends.
Thus, researching Average Annual Returns is good practice for investors — whether Average Annual Return 7-10 Year Treasury or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annualized return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the IEF average annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).