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VUSTX Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv

  • Fund
  • VUSTX
  • Price as of: Dec 01, 2016
  • $11.98
  • - $0.11
  • - 0.91%
  • Category
  • Government Bonds

VUSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.1%
  • Net Assets $3.97 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 39.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.98
$11.98
$14.35

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.20%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 117.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Government Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Long Government

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 2.76%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Long Term Treasury Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date May 19, 1986
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Gemma Wright-Casparius

Fund Description

The Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Fund Investor Shares (VUSTX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to provide high income for investors. VUSTX does this by focusing on long-term U.S. Treasury bonds. These are bonds with maturities between 15 to 30 years. At least 80% of the portfolio is invested in Treasuries, while the remaining percentage can be placed in MBS or other agency bonds to boost yield.

VUSTX features very low expenses. As a fund that focuses on the safest portion of the bond market, VUSTX can serve as a core holding for investors. The Vanguard Fixed Income Group manages the fund.

VUSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VUSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.7% -10.6% 4.6% 60.20% 5
1 Yr 9.0% -7.5% 56.6% 2.74% 1
3 Yr 9.0% * -3.3% 14.5% 2.61% 1
5 Yr 5.1% * -3.0% 7.1% 2.99% 1
10 Yr 7.3% * -1.2% 10.4% 3.21% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VUSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.6% -46.1% 0.2% 66.94% 5
2014 19.7% -8.3% 41.3% 2.80% 1
2013 -16.6% -26.8% 3.1% 68.60% 5
2012 -2.0% -24.0% 9.1% 59.82% 5
2011 20.5% -5.9% 56.0% 3.74% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VUSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.7% -10.6% 5.1% 68.10% 5
1 Yr 9.0% -8.4% 14.8% 2.51% 1
3 Yr 9.0% * -3.0% 14.5% 2.62% 1
5 Yr 5.1% * -3.0% 7.1% 4.19% 1
10 Yr 7.3% * -1.2% 20.3% 4.30% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VUSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -4.2% -7.8% 4.0% 71.35% 5
2014 22.6% -8.8% 51.5% 2.26% 1
2013 -16.5% -26.7% 3.2% 73.39% 5
2012 0.6% -2.0% 16.7% 40.73% 3
2011 29.0% -6.0% 101.6% 3.76% 1

NAV & Total Return History

VUSTX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VUSTX Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.97 B 1.2 M 27.1 B 2.72% 1
Number of Holdings 61 6 18548 24.20% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 1.67 B -28.1 M 9.61 B 2.47% 1
Weighting of Top 10 39.9% 0.0% 147.5% 20.25% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. US Treasury Bond 3.75% 4.69%
  2. US Treasury Bond 3.625% 4.54%
  3. US Treasury Bond 3.375% 4.44%
  4. US Treasury Bond 3% 3.98%
  5. US Treasury Bond 3% 3.86%
  6. US Treasury Bond 2.5% 3.85%
  7. US Treasury Bond 3.625% 3.80%
  8. US Treasury Bond 2.875% 3.69%
  9. US Treasury Bond 3% 3.57%
  10. US Treasury Bond 3.125% 3.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
99.81% 0.00% 168.20% 7.16% 2
Cash
0.19% -68.54% 100.00% 27.90% 4
Other
0.00% -0.88% 9.45% 9.14% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.16% 0.49% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.64% 1.23% 1
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 15.23% 1.73% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
Government
98.95% -29.70% 100.00% 2.72% 1
Securitized
0.86% 0.00% 147.78% 30.86% 5
Cash & Equivalents
0.19% -68.54% 100.00% 28.40% 4
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 76.92% 16.54% 3
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 18.73% 5.93% 1
Derivative
0.00% -33.10% 0.10% 0.74% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
US
99.81% 0.00% 168.20% 6.67% 2
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 95.41% 13.33% 3

VUSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VUSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.20% 0.04% 17.30% 40.74% 1
Management Fee 0.17% 0.00% 1.50% 10.86% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.40% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VUSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VUSTX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.40% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VUSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VUSTX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

VUSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VUSTX Rank Quintile
Turnover 117.00% 0.00% 1609.00% 14.64% 3

VUSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VUSTX Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 3.47% 5.84% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VUSTX Category Low Category High VUSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.76% -3.48% 3.23% 3.70% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VUSTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VUSTX - Managers

Gemma Wright-Casparius

Manager

Start Date

Jan 02, 2015

Tenure

1.83

Tenure Rank

17.5%

Gemma Wright-Casparius, Principal of Vanguard. She has worked in investment management since 1980; has managed investment portfolios since 2008; and has co-managed the Fund since joining Vanguard in 2011. Education: B.B.A. and M.B.A., Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

30.9

Category Average

6.41

Category Mode

4.8