Vanguard Short Term Treasury Fund

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

#10 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.

See all Vanguard funds

See full Short-Term Government rankings

See more fund rankings

Performance

The fund has returned 0.19 percent over the past year, 1.05 percent over the past three years, 1.47 percent over the past five years, and 2.73 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 0.3%
1 Year 0.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 1.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 2.7%

See more VFISX performance

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 0.20 percent.

See more VFISX fees

Risk

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

See more VFISX risk