4 / 5 Stars
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
U.S. News evaluated 113 Short-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 1.55 percent over the past year, and 2.93 percent over the past three years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||1.4%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||2.9%|
|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 short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 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 between 1 and 5 years. 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 Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.12 percent.
Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.