VWAHX - Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt Fund

Nasdaq - Nasdaq Delayed Price. Currency in USD
11.71
-0.01 (-0.09%)
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Previous Close11.72
YTD Return9.14%
Expense Ratio (net)0.17%
CategoryMuni National Long
Last Cap Gain0.00
Morningstar Rating★★★★
Morningstar Risk RatingAbove Average
Sustainability RatingN/A
Net Assets15.97B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.12
Yield3.43%
5y Average ReturnN/A
Holdings Turnover17.00%
Last Dividend0.00
Average for CategoryN/A
Inception DateDec 27, 1978
  • Is VWAHX a Strong Bond Fund Right Now?
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    Is VWAHX a Strong Bond Fund Right Now?

    MF Bond Report for VWAHX

  • 33 Ways to Get Higher Yields
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    33 Ways to Get Higher Yields

    For more than a decade, income investors have been plagued by paucity wrapped in misery. The bellwether 10-year Treasury note has doled out an average 2.6% interest since 2008. Although the Federal Reserve has nudged its target interest rate range to 2.25% to 2.50%, it has signaled that it's done raising rates for now.Even worse, the yield on the 10-year T-note briefly sank below the yield on the three-month T-bill--an unusual inversion that can sometimes herald a recession and lower yields ahead. The takeaway: Locking your money up for longer periods is rarely worth the negligible increase in yield. What could increase your yield these days? Being a little more adventurous when it comes to credit quality. When you're a bond investor, you're also a lender, and borrowers with questionable credit must pay higher yields. Similarly, stocks with above-average yields probably have some skeletons in their balance sheets. You can ameliorate credit risk--but not eliminate it--through diversification. Invest in a mutual fund, say, rather than a single issue. And invest in several different types of high-yielding investments--for example, investment-grade bonds, preferred stocks and real estate investment trusts--rather than just one category.Despite such caveats, income investing is not as bad as it was in 2015, when it was hard to milk even a penny's interest out of a money market. Now you can get 3.3% or more from no-risk certificates of deposit at a bank. We'll show you 33 ways to find the best yields for the risk you're willing to take, ranging from 2% all the way up to 12%. Just remember that the higher the payout, the greater the potential for some rough waters. SEE ALSO: 20 of Wall Street's Newest Dividend Stocks

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