Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund (BSV)

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Best Fit U.S. Government Funds ETFs

U.S. News evaluated 11 U.S. Government Funds ETFs and 6 make our Best Fit list. Our list highlights the best passively managed funds for long-term investors. Rankings are assigned based on comparisons with Best Fit funds in this category.

How we identify Best Fit Funds

Best Fit Scorecard
Costs Excellent
Tracking Error Good
Bid/Ask Ratio Typical
Holdings Diversity Good

Fund Description

The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. This Index includes all medium and larger issues of U.S. government, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds that have maturities between 1 and 5 years and are publicly issued. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds held in the index.

Fund Snapshot Updated 04.23.2014

Previous Close $80.07 Expense Ratio 0.14%
YTD Return 0.50% Avg. 30-Day Volume 1,044,458
1-Year Return 0.2% Market Cap Loading...
Bid $80.09 Shares Outstanding 178,412,000
Ask $80.10 Dividends $0.92
Top 10 Holdings
United States Treas Nts (—) 14.52%
United States Treas Nts (TMUNBUS912828VH02) 13.25%
United States Treas Nts (—) 12.97%
United States Treas Nts (—) 9.09%
United States Treas Nts (—) 9.04%
Jpmorgan Chase & Co (—) 2.76%
Republic Of Turkey (—) 2.62%
Directv Hldgs Llc / Directv (—) 2.42%
Morgan Stanley (—) 2.31%
Bmo Bank Of Montreal (—) 2.28%
% of Total Holdings 71.30%

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Best Fit U.S. Government Funds

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