Vanguard Short Term Federal Fund

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

#2 in Short-Term Government

U.S. News evaluated 51 Short Government 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 -0.09 percent over the past year, 1.35 percent over the past three years, 1.85 percent over the past five years, and 3.05 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 0.3%
1 Year -0.1%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 1.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 3.0%

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Summary

The investment seeks current income while maintaining limited price volatility. The fund invests at least 80% of assets in short-term bonds issued by the U.S. government and its agencies and instrumentalities, many of which are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. It is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 4 years.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Short Term Federal Fund has an expense ratio of 0.20 percent.

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Risk

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

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