Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund

3 / 5 Stars
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5 / 5 Stars
C- (Hold)

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The fund has returned 6.05 percent over the past year, and 8.52 percent over the past three years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 12.3%
1 Year 6.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 8.5%
5 Years (Annualized) N/A
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government 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. Long Government Float Adjusted Index. This index includes fixed income securities issued by the U.S. Treasury (not including inflation-protected bonds) and U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the U.S. government, with maturities greater than 10 years. At least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.12 percent.

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

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