Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)

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This Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) is a popular short term fixed income exchange traded fund. Offered by Vanguard Group, this ETF provide decent yield for income.

This Vanguard fund seeks to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/ Credit Float Adjusted Index. This exchange traded fund follows a passively managed, index sampling approach.

BSV Fund Profile

    Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)
  • Fund Inception Date: 04/03/2007
  • Ticker Symbol: BSV
  • CUSIP: 921937827
  • Rank in category (YTD): check
  • Category: Short-Term Bond
  • Yield: 1.51%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.07%
  • Total Assets: $ 21.93 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 0%
Updated June 2017

Morningstar analysts rank this fund with 3-stars rating. The benchmark is Spliced Barclays US Aggregate float Adjusted Index. The expense ratio is only 0.07% per year. This fee is 88% lower than the average expense ratio of funds with similar holdings.
This bond exchange traded fund has total net assets of $21.93 billion. The 12-month yield is 1.51%. The fund is currently traded at premium 0.06% from its NAV.

This index fund is popular among investor who seek short term investment vehicle to park their cash.

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) Performance

This best ETF fund has YTD return of 1.25% as of June 2, 2017. The fund’s return can be found below:
YearReturn
20130.16%
20141.37%
20150.92%
20161.33%
20171.25%(YTD)
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.

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 Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) has a low expense fee of 0.07%.
  • It has a yield for income
Cons:
  • None

Where to buy?

You can buy this Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) 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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