|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1400|
|Day's Range||80.65 - 80.75|
|52 Week Range||74.02 - 80.96|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.09%|
A version of this article was published in the April 2019 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of Morningstar ETFInvestor by visiting the website. Systematic risk is like gravity.
As the new year approaches, a lot of people make financial resolutions, most of which include something along the lines of building a better core portfolio. Although it sounds difficult, exchange-traded funds can help you accomplish this without too much extra thought. Your core could the most important piece of your investment puzzle, and picking the right ETFs to buy will make finding this vital piece a much easier task as we head into the new year.
True to its name and roots dating back to 1975, Vanguard continues to be a vanguard in the mutual fund and more recently, the ETF industries.
Vanguard funds, be they index funds or exchange-traded funds, are wildly popular with financial advisers and investors. One of the primary reasons Vanguard funds have such receptive audiences is their low fees.
Last week, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds added to its lineup of fixed income ETFs with the debut of the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (NASDAQ: BNDW). BNDW's holdings are the aforementioned BND and the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (NASDAQ: BNDX). “This structure enables the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF to achieve immediate scale by using existing exposure from the underlying ETFs and is expected to result in tighter bid-ask spreads and lower operating expenses than investing directly in the benchmark’s constituents,” Pennsylvania-based Vanguard said in a statement.