Vanguard Bond ETFs are funds that track various fixed-income sectors and segments of the global bond market. These can include various duration lengths, credit qualities and bond types, such as TIPS, MBS, munis and corporate bonds. Additionally, they can cover international and domestic bonds.
- Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond (CIT) Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond (VCIT) seeks to provide a moderate and sustainable level of current income.
- Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) Since 2007, The Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF has been on the market offering exposure to long-dated U.S. treasury bonds.
- Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (CLT) VCLT corporate-bond has been open to trade since 2009. This ETF offers exposure to investment-grade corporate bonds in the U.S. It tracks the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate Index and focuses on bonds with a maturity of 10 to 25 years but, it has an average duration of nearly 15 years.
- Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK) The Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF offers exposure to mega-cap companies within the growth sector of the U.S. economy. It tracks the MSCI U.S. Large-Cap Growth Index.
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- The Popularity of Vanguard Bond Funds. John Mantia, director of finance at PARCO, says his firm looks at different fund family offerings and tries to find the best of what's out there on a fee-adjusted basis.
- Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) Mantia says for clients who want steady, safe exposure for their cash allocation, he looks to government bonds, and BND gives investors broad exposure to the taxable investment-grade, U.S. dollar-denominated bond market.
- Vanguard Long-Term Treasury ETF (VGLT) For his clients who want to have longer-dated government bond exposure, Mantia uses VGLT. The fund tracks the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Long Treasury Bond Index.
- Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Investors who want a little bit more yield than what government bonds offer can look to corporate bonds. Brad Gregory, portfolio manager at Buckingham Advisors, uses VCSH to gain exposure to corporate bonds within a portfolio's fixed-income allocation.
Jan 09, 2020 · Bonds aren’t expected to beat stocks in 2020, but the best bond fund to hold will likely be Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NASDAQ: BND). The Federal Reserve Board has signaled that it will not ...
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- Total Stock Market (ETF) – VTI. VTI | Vanguard | MorningStar | Fee: 0.03% | 5 Year Avg: 13.84% This ETF is Vanguard’s flagship fund and, in our opinion, their best.
- Total Bond Market (ETF) – BND. BND | Vanguard | MorningStar | Fee: 0.035% | 5 Year Avg: 4.41% Any well-balanced portfolio has bonds in it. They’re much less sexy than stocks but are also much less risky.
- Total International Stock Index Fund – VXUS. VXUS | Vanguard | MorningStar | Fee: 0.08% | 5 Year Avg: 5.95% Similar in approach to our #1 choice, VTI, only this fund focuses only on companies outside the US.
- Small-Cap ETF – VB. VB | Vanguard | MorningStar | Fee: 0.05% | 5 Year Avg: 12.54% A small-cap is generally a company with a market capitalization of between $300 million and $2 billion.
- Vanguard Total Stock Market Index (VTSAX) Vanguard's VTSAX is the largest mutual fund in the world for two primary reasons: It's a diversified stock index fund, and its expenses are extremely low.
- Vanguard Wellesley Income (VWINX) Another balanced fund from Vanguard, VWINX, holds a conservative (low risk) allocation of approximately 40% stocks and 60% bonds.
- Vanguard 500 Index (VFIAX) This index fund tracks the S&P 500 index, which means it holds about 500 of the largest U.S. stocks. So, VFIAX shareholders will get exposure to stocks like Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of Google.
- Vanguard Total Bond Market Index (VBTLX) Although long-term investing is often associated with stocks, most investors will need to have a portion of their portfolios invested in bonds.