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VTABX Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Admiral™

  • Fund
  • VTABX
  • Price as of: Oct 16, 2017
  • $21.86
  • + $0.02
  • + 0.09%
  • Category
  • Global Bonds

VTABX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $91.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 4.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.86
$21.41
$22.21

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.12%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 20.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$10,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 1.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date May 31, 2013
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Joshua C. Barrickman

Fund Description

The Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTABX) provides exposure to investment-grade debt securities issued by developed-market governments or corporations. These include government, agency, corporate and securitized non-U.S., investment-grade fixed-income investments, all issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The fund hedges its currency exposure using futures contracts. VTABX is passively managed and tracks the Barclays Global Aggregate ex-USD Float Adjusted RIC Capped Index (USD Hedged).

As a low-cost index fund covering the entire U.S. investment-grade bond sector, VTABX is a great core offering for investors. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VTABX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VTABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.9% -6.2% 12.9% 67.31% 5
1 Yr -0.8% -14.6% 13.8% 75.56% 4
3 Yr 3.2% * -3.8% 5.2% 18.60% 1
5 Yr N/A * -2.8% 5.5% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * 0.7% 6.6% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VTABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.7% -12.1% 203.9% 22.56% 2
2015 -0.6% -12.4% 1.6% 5.19% 1
2014 7.1% -9.1% 10.8% 1.06% 1
2013 N/A -11.4% 7.6% N/A N/A
2012 N/A -5.6% 11.2% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VTABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.9% -6.2% 12.9% 67.31% 5
1 Yr -0.8% -18.0% 13.8% 65.40% 4
3 Yr 3.2% * -4.7% 5.2% 15.09% 1
5 Yr N/A * -3.2% 5.5% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * 0.7% 6.6% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VTABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 3.8% -12.1% 203.9% 23.91% 2
2015 1.1% -12.4% 3.7% 3.46% 1
2014 9.2% -8.4% 19.6% 1.76% 1
2013 N/A -11.4% 8.5% N/A N/A
2012 N/A -4.2% 31.9% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

VTABX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jul 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VTABX Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 91.4 B 3.92 M 91.4 B 0.32% 1
Number of Holdings 4531 1 4531 0.32% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 4.16 B -831 M 13.5 B 0.63% 1
Weighting of Top 10 4.7% 4.7% 325.9% 29.65% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Japan(Govt Of) 0.1% 0.61%
  2. Japan(Govt Of) 0.1% 0.58%
  3. Japan (Government Of) 5yr #128 0.55%
  4. Japan(Govt Of) 0.1% 0.51%
  5. United Kingdom (Government Of) 3.25% 0.44%
  6. Japan(Govt Of) 0.1% 0.41%
  7. Japan (Government Of) 5yr #132 0.41%
  8. Japan(Govt Of) 0.1% 0.40%
  9. France(Govt Of) 1.75% 0.39%
  10. France(Govt Of) 1% 0.38%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
96.30% 4.51% 125.65% 4.73% 1
Other
2.96% -1.62% 19.21% 11.67% 2
Cash
0.69% -37.50% 95.49% 24.29% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.06% 0.00% 8.31% 12.62% 3
Stocks
0.00% -1.15% 59.33% 7.26% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.07% 7.89% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Government
71.09% -19.05% 126.24% 4.10% 1
Corporate
15.34% -0.21% 84.63% 21.45% 4
Securitized
1.31% 0.00% 59.19% 18.30% 4
Cash & Equivalents
0.69% -64.32% 116.08% 24.29% 5
Municipal
0.53% 0.00% 34.69% 9.46% 2
Derivative
0.00% -82.32% 89.88% 3.47% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Non US
93.61% -36.18% 347.04% 2.52% 1
US
2.69% -309.96% 102.19% 24.92% 5

VTABX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VTABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.12% 0.07% 7.16% 53.63% 1
Management Fee 0.10% 0.00% 1.28% 11.99% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VTABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VTABX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VTABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VTABX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VTABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VTABX Rank Quintile
Turnover 20.00% 0.00% 551.00% 23.66% 1

VTABX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VTABX Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 1.16% 16.88% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VTABX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VTABX Category Low Category High VTABX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.21% -0.85% 6.94% 56.15% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VTABX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A Annually Daily Annually

VTABX - Managers

Joshua C. Barrickman

Manager

Start Date

May 31, 2013

Tenure

4.34

Tenure Rank

7.7%

Mr. Barrickman is a principal, senior portfolio manager, and head of fixed income indexing Americas. He and his team manage bond index fund portfolios invested in U.S. and international bond markets (including government, mortgage-backed, and corporate securities). The team also manages several bond index ETFs. Mr. Barrickman, who joined Vanguard in 1998, has more than ten years of fixed income experience. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® certification and earned a B.S. from Ohio Northern University and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.


Christopher E. Wrazen

Manager

Start Date

Mar 28, 2017

Tenure

0.51

Tenure Rank

13.7%

Christopher E. Wrazen, CFP, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2004, has worked in investment management since 2008, has managed investment portfolios since 2015, and has co-managed the Long-Term Bond Index Fund since July 2015. Education: B.S., West Chester University; M.B.A., Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.8

Category Average

6.29

Category Mode

2.8