Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund Investor Shares (VBISX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Short-term bond
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. This index includes all medium and larger issues of U.S. government, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds that have maturities between 1 and 5 years and are publicly issued. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds held in the index.


1 month+0.42% 3 years+1.24%
3 months+0.99% 5 years+1.97%
1 year+1.77% Since inception+4.51%
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Peer Comparisonvs. Short-term bond

Performance 5-yr return+1.97%+2.31%
Expense ratio0.20%0.86%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.321.40
Net assets$39.1B$2.1B
Average market cap--$65.9B
Average P/E--19.1
Portfolio turnover45%45%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureJoshua Barrickman / 2 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$3,000.00


Fixed income98.02%
U.S. stock0.00%
International stock0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Consumer goods 100.00%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Financial service 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- 2.03%
-- 1.82%
-- 1.39%
-- 1.38%
-- 1.24%
-- 1.23%
-- 1.21%
-- 1.19%
-- 1.18%
-- 1.13%

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