4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
#3 in Long-Term Bond
U.S. News evaluated 30 Long-Term Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 4.14 percent over the past year, and 10.94 percent over the past three years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 05.31.2013|
|Year to date||-2.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||10.9%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
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 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 Corporate Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 0.09 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.