Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 1 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C (Hold)

#1 in Corporate Bond

U.S. News evaluated 47 Corporate Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 1.77 percent over the past year, and 9.44 percent over the past three years.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 6.7%
1 Year 1.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.4%
5 Years (Annualized) N/A
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with a long-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 10+ Year Corporate Bond Index. This index includes U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable securities issued by industrial, utility, and financial companies, with maturities greater than 10 years. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.09 percent.

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Risk

Risk is High compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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