Vanguard Short Term Treasury Fund

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

U.S. News evaluated 49 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 0.94 percent over the past year, 0.86 percent over the past three years, 1.48 percent over the past five years, and 2.97 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 0.6%
1 Year 0.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 0.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 1.5%
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 U.S. Treasury securities, which include bills, bonds, and notes issued by the U.S. Treasury. It expects 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 Treasury Fund has an expense ratio of 0.10 percent.

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Risk

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

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