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VFSUX Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Adm

  • Fund
  • VFSUX
  • Price as of: Apr 24, 2019
  • $10.59 + $0.01 + 0.10%
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market

VFSUX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.3%
  • Net Assets $59.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 9.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.59
$10.39
$10.60

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.10%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 71.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$50,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 2.81%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Short Term Investment Grade Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Feb 12, 2001
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States

Fund Description

The Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares (VFSUX) is a low-cost, actively managed mutual fund that seeks to provide current income while maintaining limited price volatility. It does this by betting on short-term bonds with a maturity of one to four years that are highly rated. This includes government bonds and corporate bonds, although VFSUX primarily holds corporate bonds. Mangers at the fund apply rigorous credit analysis to pick the fund’s holdings.

Given its low costs, VFSUX makes an ideal core fixed-income holding for those investors worried about volatility or interest rate changes. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VFSUX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFSUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.4% -0.3% 12.0% 66.93%
1 Yr 1.2% -12.9% 4.0% 47.58%
3 Yr -0.3%* -4.6% 43.3% 57.31%
5 Yr -0.3%* -7.2% 23.2% 40.31%
10 Yr 0.7%* -7.4% 15.9% 52.51%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFSUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.8% -22.2% 3.1% 29.60%
2017 0.0% -5.1% 25.1% 76.22%
2016 0.7% -8.5% 192.8% 46.80%
2015 -0.9% -33.0% 3.0% 19.52%
2014 -0.4% -29.8% 32.1% 67.48%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFSUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.4% -0.3% 12.0% 68.79%
1 Yr 1.2% -12.9% 7.8% 56.04%
3 Yr -0.3%* -4.6% 48.9% 69.80%
5 Yr -0.3%* -7.2% 28.4% 58.47%
10 Yr 0.7%* -7.4% 18.9% 68.62%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFSUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.8% -22.2% 7.9% 38.99%
2017 0.0% -4.6% 25.1% 80.15%
2016 0.7% -4.1% 204.3% 58.90%
2015 -0.9% -32.4% 4.2% 31.82%
2014 -0.4% -29.8% 32.1% 75.63%

NAV & Total Return History

VFSUX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFSUX Category Low Category High VFSUX % Rank
Net Assets 59.2 B 330 K 216 B 1.66%
Number of Holdings 1901 3 17324 8.55%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.32 B -898 M 29.3 B 4.77%
Weighting of Top 10 9.24% 3.4% 1616.9% 91.45%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 2.38% 2.25%

  2. United States Treasury Notes 2.12% 0.91%

  3. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 0.87%

  4. United States Treasury Notes 2.25% 0.86%

  5. United States Treasury Notes 2% 0.85%

  6. United States Treasury Notes 1.12% 0.84%

  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.38% 0.81%

  8. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 0.80%

  9. United States Treasury Notes 2.75% 0.53%

  10. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association 2.4% 0.52%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFSUX % Rank
Bonds
94.58% -367.37% 611.62% 54.67%
Cash
4.95% -517.20% 476.88% 41.15%
Convertible Bonds
0.38% 0.00% 28.21% 44.47%
Other
0.10% -147.36% 19.81% 34.33%
Stocks
0.00% -0.99% 97.03% 56.53%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.17% 22.15% 63.95%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFSUX % Rank
Corporate
52.65% 0.00% 118.10% 18.69%
Securitized
25.74% 0.00% 107.24% 64.94%
Government
14.91% -218.14% 459.02% 58.32%
Cash & Equivalents
5.05% -790.54% 478.04% 36.98%
Municipal
0.13% 0.00% 102.07% 52.62%
Derivative
0.00% -196.76% 272.90% 46.79%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFSUX % Rank
US
69.52% -346.74% 445.61% 78.60%
Non US
25.06% -108.37% 166.01% 14.58%

VFSUX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFSUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.00% 38.42% 98.21%
Management Fee 0.09% 0.00% 2.15% 3.77%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.63% N/A

Sales Fees

VFSUX 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

VFSUX 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.

VFSUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 71.00% 0.00% 2337.00% 45.92%

VFSUX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFSUX Category Low Category High VFSUX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.03% 0.00% 0.64% 49.93%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFSUX Category Low Category High VFSUX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.81% -1.04% 7.22% 30.55%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VFSUX - Managers

Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

30.26

Category Average

6.97

Category Mode

6.87