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VBLTX Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Investor

  • Fund
  • VBLTX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $13.89 - $0.03 - 0.22%
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market

VBLTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • Net Assets $11.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 13.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.89
$12.66
$13.94

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

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 3.85%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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.

VBLTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.0% -1.4% 8.8% 2.92%
1 Yr 4.9% -16.4% 4.9% 0.13%
3 Yr -1.1%* -4.6% 43.7% 90.94%
5 Yr 0.4%* -5.8% 22.9% 3.18%
10 Yr 2.3%* -7.4% 15.9% 4.28%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.3% -22.2% 3.1% 95.50%
2017 6.7% -5.1% 25.1% 1.90%
2016 2.3% -8.5% 192.8% 17.87%
2015 -7.4% -33.0% 3.0% 94.50%
2014 14.9% -29.8% 32.1% 0.22%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.0% -1.4% 8.8% 3.51%
1 Yr 4.9% -16.4% 8.0% 6.24%
3 Yr -1.1%* -4.6% 48.8% 94.03%
5 Yr 0.4%* -3.8% 28.1% 25.94%
10 Yr 2.3%* -7.4% 18.7% 23.42%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.3% -22.2% 7.9% 96.17%
2017 6.7% -4.6% 25.1% 3.86%
2016 2.3% -4.1% 204.3% 30.10%
2015 -7.4% -32.4% 4.2% 96.63%
2014 14.9% -29.8% 32.1% 0.30%

NAV & Total Return History

VBLTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Net Assets 11.4 B 337 K 218 B 10.53%
Number of Holdings 2175 3 17324 6.83%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.53 B -1.98 B 29.3 B 13.65%
Weighting of Top 10 13.64% 3.4% 1616.9% 81.78%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.59%

  2. United States Treasury Bonds 3.38% 1.58%

  3. United States Treasury Bonds 3.38% 1.57%

  4. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.34%

  5. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.29%

  6. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.28%

  7. United States Treasury Bonds 2.88% 1.27%

  8. United States Treasury Bonds 3.12% 1.26%

  9. United States Treasury Bonds 2.75% 1.24%

  10. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.23%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
Bonds
99.55% -342.57% 340.77% 18.29%
Cash
0.45% -246.66% 453.71% 79.06%
Stocks
0.00% -0.99% 97.68% 42.88%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.18% 20.25% 50.17%
Other
0.00% -98.75% 19.81% 50.63%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 28.21% 79.99%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
Corporate
49.59% 0.00% 128.48% 20.94%
Government
46.46% -203.24% 178.24% 11.20%
Municipal
3.43% 0.00% 102.07% 9.21%
Cash & Equivalents
0.45% -547.52% 455.04% 77.67%
Securitized
0.07% 0.00% 102.58% 95.43%
Derivative
0.00% -190.53% 299.06% 35.98%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VBLTX % Rank
US
90.25% -337.34% 218.41% 30.15%
Non US
9.30% -108.37% 122.36% 59.71%

VBLTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.15% 0.00% 38.42% 97.88%
Management Fee 0.13% 0.00% 2.15% 4.50%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.63% N/A

Sales Fees

VBLTX 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

VBLTX 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.

VBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 38.00% 0.00% 2337.00% 17.83%

VBLTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.03% 0.00% 2.87% 28.81%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Semi-Annually Monthly Monthly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VBLTX Category Low Category High VBLTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.85% -2.82% 7.22% 8.08%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VBLTX - Managers

Joshua C. Barrickman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

6.19

6.2%

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

0.0

Category High

30.35

Category Average

6.92

Category Mode

6.95