Vanguard Long Term Investment Grade Fund

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

#3 in Corporate Bond

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Performance

The fund has returned 0.72 percent over the past year, 9.37 percent over the past three years, 11.45 percent over the past five years, and 6.51 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 6.3%
1 Year 0.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 11.4%
10 Years (Annualized) 6.5%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide a high and sustainable level of current income. The fund invests in a variety of high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-quality fixed income securities, at least 80% of which will be intermediate- and long-term investment-grade securities. High-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of A3 or better; medium-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of Baa1, Baa2, or Baa3. The fund's dollar-weighted average maturity is expected to fall within a range that is five years shorter than or five years longer than that of its benchmark index.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Long Term Investment Grade Fund has an expense ratio of 0.22 percent.

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Risk

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

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