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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+0.26% 3 years+2.33%
3 months+1.18% 5 years+2.25%
1 year+3.16% Since inception+6.26%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Short-term bond

Performance 5-yr return+2.25%+1.54%
Expense ratio0.20%0.82%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.651.09
Net assets$55.7B$2.1B
Average market cap--$45.8B
Average P/E--19.5
Portfolio turnover75%75%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureGregory Nassour / 8 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


Fixed income89.09%
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
-- 2.34%
-- 1.64%
-- 1.27%
-- 1.15%
-- 0.79%
-- 0.59%
-- 0.52%
-- 0.40%
-- 0.38%
-- 0.38%

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