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Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Investor Shares (VFSTX)

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 provide current income while maintaining limited price volatility. The fund invests in a variety of high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-quality fixed income securities, at least 80% of which will be short- and intermediate-term investment-grade securities. High-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of A3 or better; medium-quality fixed income securities are those rated the equivalent of Baa1, Baa2, or Baa3.


1 month+0.35% 3 years+1.57%
3 months+0.32% 5 years+2.06%
1 year+1.53% Since inception+6.32%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Short-term bond

Performance 5-yr return+2.06%+1.49%
Expense ratio0.20%0.84%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.511.06
Net assets$52.6B$2.1B
Average market cap--$195.9B
Average P/E--15.2
Portfolio turnover79%79%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureGregory Nassour / 7 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


Fixed income86.80%
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
-- 1.86%
-- 0.96%
-- 0.92%
-- 0.75%
-- 0.68%
-- 0.65%
-- 0.64%
-- 0.39%
-- 0.33%
-- 0.31%

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