Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

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Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) is an Intermediate-Term Bond ETF. The objective is to keep pace with U.S. bond market returns.

This bond fund utilizes its assets to purchase U.S. investment-grade bonds including US Treasuries, and corporate bonds. It offers relatively high potential for investment income. The total net assets are $26.48 billion. The 12-month yield is 2.47%. This top fund also has 0.07% annual expense ratio. The market price is currently traded at 0.03% discount of its NAV.

BND Fund Profile

    Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)
  • Fund Inception Date: 04/03/2007
  • Ticker Symbol: BND
  • CUSIP: 921937835
  • Rank in category (YTD): 93% (YTD)
  • Category: Intermediate-Term Bond
  • Yield: 2.43%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.05%
  • Total Assets: $ 33.82 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 0%
Updated May 2017
Morningstar analysts rank this fund with 3-stars rating. The benchmark is Spliced Barclays US Aggregate float Adjusted Index.
This best ETF fund has YTD return of -0.34% as of July 28, 2015. The fund’s return since its inception in 2007 is as below:
  • Year 2017: 1.57% (YTD)
  • Year 2016: 2.53%
  • Year 2015: 0.56%
  • Year 2014: 5.84%
  • Year 2013: -2.10%
  • Year 2012: 3.89%
  • Year 2011: 7.92%
  • Year 2010: 6.20%
  • Year 2009: 3.33%
  • Year 2008: 7.66%
The average maturity is 7.8 years and the average duration is 5.62 years. The top 3 bond sectors are treasury/agency, government mortgage-backed, and industrial.

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If you want to buy this bond fund, you can get a free ETF trades through Vanguard or other brokerages which offer free ETFs trading.

Goods & Bads

Pros:
  • This Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) has a low expense fee of 0.07%.
  • It has a yield for income
Cons:
  • Its performance has been lagging in 2015

Where to buy?

You can buy this Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) from any brokerages.Some brokerage may offer free trading such as Vanguard. Other free trading ETF brokers are Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade.

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