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 4 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 07.23.2014

Previous Close $80.16 Expense Ratio 0.14%
YTD Return 0.94% Avg. 30-Day Volume 930,975
1-Year Return 1.4% Market Cap Loading...
Bid $80.20 Shares Outstanding 180,712,000
Ask $80.21 Dividends $0.92
Top 10 Holdings
United States Treas Nts (—) 19.88%
United States Treas Nts (—) 13.60%
United States Treas Nts (—) 11.57%
United States Treas Nts (—) 7.31%
United States Treas Nts (—) 5.04%
United States Treas Nts (—) 3.22%
Amgen Inc (—) 3.22%
Wells Fargo & Co New (—) 2.65%
International Bk For Recon & (—) 2.59%
Morgan Stanley (—) 2.54%
% of Total Holdings 71.60%

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Best Fit U.S. Government Funds

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