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VBIRX Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Adm

  • Fund
  • VBIRX
  • Price as of: Apr 24, 2019
  • $10.41 + $0.02 + 0.19%
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market

VBIRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.2%
  • Net Assets $49.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.41
$10.18
$10.43

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.07%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 48.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Total Bond Market
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Short-Term Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 2.02%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Nov 12, 2001
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States

Fund Description

The Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBIRX) is a low-cost, passively managed index fund that tracks short-term investment-grade bonds in the U.S. VBIRX tracks the Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index and includes exposure to Treasury, agency and investment-grade corporate bonds. The fund uses an index sampling style to provide exposure that closely resembles the underlying index.

As an index covering short-term investment-grade bonds, VBIRX makes an ideal core position and can form the backbone of any portfolio. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VBIRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBIRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.0% -0.3% 12.0% 82.17%
1 Yr 1.8% -12.9% 4.0% 35.77%
3 Yr -0.4%* -4.6% 43.3% 64.52%
5 Yr -0.2%* -7.2% 23.2% 29.09%
10 Yr 0.1%* -7.4% 15.9% 78.16%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBIRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -0.7% -22.2% 3.1% 11.34%
2017 -0.5% -5.1% 25.1% 92.75%
2016 0.0% -8.5% 192.8% 76.49%
2015 -0.5% -33.0% 3.0% 6.12%
2014 -0.1% -29.8% 32.1% 57.70%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBIRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.0% -0.3% 12.0% 83.23%
1 Yr 1.8% -12.9% 7.8% 46.11%
3 Yr -0.4%* -4.6% 48.9% 76.05%
5 Yr -0.2%* -7.2% 28.4% 50.68%
10 Yr 0.1%* -7.4% 18.9% 85.92%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBIRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -0.7% -22.2% 7.9% 18.66%
2017 -0.5% -4.6% 25.1% 94.04%
2016 0.0% -4.1% 204.3% 82.89%
2015 -0.5% -32.4% 4.2% 18.69%
2014 -0.1% -29.8% 32.1% 67.85%

NAV & Total Return History

VBIRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VBIRX Category Low Category High VBIRX % Rank
Net Assets 49.7 B 330 K 216 B 2.12%
Number of Holdings 2441 3 17324 5.63%
Net Assets in Top 10 7.23 B -898 M 29.3 B 1.99%
Weighting of Top 10 14.49% 3.4% 1616.9% 78.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 1.25% 2.18%

  2. United States Treasury Notes 1.38% 1.97%

  3. United States Treasury Notes 1.25% 1.75%

  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 1.43%

  5. United States Treasury Notes 2.38% 1.35%

  6. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 1.26%

  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.38% 1.18%

  8. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 1.15%

  9. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 1.15%

  10. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 1.14%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VBIRX % Rank
Bonds
98.51% -367.37% 611.62% 24.78%
Cash
1.16% -517.20% 476.88% 70.97%
Convertible Bonds
0.33% 0.00% 28.21% 50.23%
Stocks
0.00% -0.99% 97.03% 95.10%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.17% 22.15% 98.08%
Other
0.00% -147.36% 19.81% 92.58%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBIRX % Rank
Government
72.64% -218.14% 459.02% 0.86%
Corporate
26.08% 0.00% 118.10% 72.17%
Cash & Equivalents
1.16% -790.54% 478.04% 68.99%
Municipal
0.09% 0.00% 102.07% 55.33%
Securitized
0.03% 0.00% 107.24% 95.76%
Derivative
0.00% -196.76% 272.90% 81.05%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBIRX % Rank
US
86.90% -346.74% 445.61% 36.91%
Non US
11.61% -108.37% 166.01% 46.39%

VBIRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VBIRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.07% 0.00% 38.42% 98.81%
Management Fee 0.05% 0.00% 2.15% 3.44%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.63% N/A

Sales Fees

VBIRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.15% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

VBIRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% 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.

VBIRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 48.00% 0.00% 2337.00% 28.69%

VBIRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VBIRX Category Low Category High VBIRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.02% 0.00% 0.64% 79.34%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VBIRX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VBIRX Category Low Category High VBIRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.02% -1.04% 7.22% 66.40%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VBIRX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None Annually Annually Annually

VBIRX - Managers

Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

30.26

Category Average

6.97

Category Mode

6.87