Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund Investor Shares (VIPSX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Inflation-protected bond
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Above Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks to provide inflation protection and income consistent with investment in inflation-indexed securities. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in inflation-indexed bonds issued by the U.S. government, its agencies and instrumentalities, and corporations. It may invest in bonds of any maturity; however, its dollar-weighted average maturity is expected to be in the range of 7 to 20 years. At a minimum, all bonds purchased by the fund will be rated investment-grade or, if unrated, will be considered by the advisor to be investment-grade.


1 month+1.21% 3 years+3.18%
3 months+2.22% 5 years+2.10%
1 year+9.37% Since inception+5.07%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Inflation-protected bond

Performance 5-yr return+2.10%+2.15%
Expense ratio0.20%0.74%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.370.35
Net assets$28.0B$2.6B
Average market cap--$81.7B
Average P/E--24.9
Portfolio turnover27%27%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureGemma Wright-Casparius / 8 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


Fixed income97.66%
U.S. stock0.00%
International stock0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service --
Consumer goods --
Consumer service --
Energy --
Financial service --
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
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