Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

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Performance

The fund has returned 10.57 percent over the past year, 9.55 percent over the past three years, 9.50 percent over the past five years, and 7.55 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 12.1%
1 Year 10.6%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.6%
5 Years (Annualized) 9.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 7.6%

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Summary

The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted 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/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 of greater than 10 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.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.05 percent.

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Risk

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

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