Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund

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

#3 in Short-Term Bond

U.S. News evaluated 122 Short-Term Bond 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 1.93 percent over the past year, and 3.44 percent over the past three years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.1%
1 Year 1.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 3.4%
5 Years (Annualized) N/A
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

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

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.09 percent.

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Risk

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

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