VBLTX: Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Investor

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VBLTX Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Investor

  • Fund
  • VBLTX
  • Price as of: Nov 07, 2019
  • $15.03
    - $0.19 - 1.25%

Profile

VBLTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.2%
  • Net Assets $12.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 13.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.03
$13.04
$15.95

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.15%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 38.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Mar 14, 2019
  • Standard (Taxable) $3,000
  • IRA $3,000

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Long-Term Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 3.85%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Mar 01, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Joshua C. Barrickman

Fund Description

The Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund Investor Shares (VBLTX) is a low-cost, passively managed index fund tracking long-maturity bonds in the U.S. VBLTX tracks the Barclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index, which tracks Treasury, agency and investment-grade corporate bonds with maturities longer than 10 years when issued. The fund uses an index sampling style to provide exposure that closely resembles the underlying index.

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


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Performance

VBLTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.6% 0.0% 19.0% 60.00%
1 Yr 15.0% 2.9% 27.1% 62.50%
3 Yr 4.1%* 1.4% 10.4% 53.85%
5 Yr 1.2%* -0.4% 7.2% 63.64%
10 Yr 2.5%* -0.4% 9.4% 54.55%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.3% -11.7% 3.0% 53.85%
2017 6.7% 1.3% 8.0% 33.33%
2016 2.3% -32.2% 5.6% 36.36%
2015 -7.4% -16.2% 1.5% 50.00%
2014 14.9% 0.9% 14.9% 20.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.6% 0.0% 19.0% 60.00%
1 Yr 15.0% -0.4% 27.1% 62.50%
3 Yr 4.1%* 1.4% 10.4% 53.85%
5 Yr 1.2%* -0.4% 7.2% 54.55%
10 Yr 2.5%* -0.7% 9.4% 54.55%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.3% -11.7% 3.0% 53.85%
2017 6.7% 1.3% 8.0% 33.33%
2016 2.3% -32.2% 5.6% 36.36%
2015 -7.4% -16.2% 1.5% 50.00%
2014 14.9% 0.9% 14.9% 20.00%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VBLTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Net Assets 12.8 B 37.4 M 12.8 B 26.67%
Number of Holdings 2277 147 2306 26.67%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.73 B -4.33 M 2.68 B 40.00%
Weighting of Top 10 13.76% 11.4% 172.5% 86.67%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.62%
  2. United States Treasury Bonds 2.88% 1.47%
  3. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.47%
  4. United States Treasury Bonds 3.38% 1.45%
  5. United States Treasury Bonds 3.12% 1.34%
  6. United States Treasury Bonds 3.62% 1.30%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.29%
  8. United States Treasury Bonds 3.38% 1.29%
  9. United States Treasury Bonds 2.25% 1.27%
  10. United States Treasury Bonds 2.75% 1.27%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
Bonds
99.73% 75.73% 157.56% 46.67%
Cash
0.21% -61.89% 7.26% 60.00%
Convertible Bonds
0.06% 0.00% 3.42% 66.67%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.15% 66.67%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 12.11% 80.00%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 20.34% 73.33%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
Corporate
49.38% 19.11% 81.10% 73.33%
Government
47.09% -1.09% 47.09% 6.67%
Municipal
3.24% 0.00% 73.87% 60.00%
Cash & Equivalents
0.21% -61.75% 7.26% 60.00%
Securitized
0.08% 0.00% 29.57% 73.33%
Derivative
0.00% -10.72% 47.75% 33.33%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
US
90.69% 72.32% 134.18% 46.67%
Non US
9.04% 0.00% 23.38% 66.67%

Expenses

VBLTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.15% 0.04% 2.12% 85.71%
Management Fee 0.13% 0.04% 1.10% 25.00%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.25% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.08% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.25% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

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.

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 38.00% 1.00% 189.00% 33.33%

Distributions

VBLTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.14% 0.00% 2.09% 56.25%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Quarterly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.85% 2.69% 4.49% 64.29%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VBLTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Joshua C. Barrickman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

6.69

6.7%

Joshua C. Barrickman, CFA, Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Fixed Income Indexing Americas. He has been with Vanguard since 1998, has worked in investment management since 1999, has managed investment portfolios since 2005, and has co-managed the Fund since 2013. Education: B.S., Ohio Northern University; M.B.A., Lehigh University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
1.17 12.34 6.65 3.75