|Bid||78.15 x 5700|
|Ask||78.16 x 1500|
|Day's Range||78.15 - 78.20|
|52 Week Range||78.07 - 80.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.07%|
For many years, our fund flows showed that fixed income was one area where many investors preferred active management. Owing to the Fed's historic zero interest-rate policy that stretched from December 2008 to December 2016, bond yields were meager. Investors looking for yield were rewarded for taking on credit risk.
If we turn back the clock to before the recession, we find that US debt levels weren’t this high, and unconventional programs like quantitative easing helped the economy recover from the Great Recession. The US Treasury must deal with higher interest rates and borrow more to keep the economy running, and this cycle could turn into a downward spiral unless revenues increase. The US Treasury is the king of the credit markets, and it’s followed by investment-grade (LQD)(VCSH) bonds and junk (JNK) bonds.
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2017 was another record year for assets flowing into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and Vanguard was a big reason why. When it came to lost assets, not one Vanguard ETF was among last year’s worst offenders. By some estimates, Vanguard could be managing $10 trillion in total assets by 2023.
Bond funds took in about $201.9 billion in net new money in the first nine months of this year. That's 64% more than in the same period for 2016.
Vanguard is the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds by assets, but its stable of ETFs is small compared to issuers of a similar size. While many large ETF issuers launch several new products ...
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. , Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard today launched Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF (VTC), expanding its U.S. fixed income fund roster to 17 ETFs and 51 indexed and actively managed ...
Why is Vanguard voting against a shareholder measure on its proxy ballot that moves to stop investing in companies that "substantially contribute" to genocide?
VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard today filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a new index portfolio, Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF. The ETF is expected to launch in the fourth quarter and will offer investors access to the entire U.S. investment-grade corporate bond market through a single fund. "The new offering complements our existing lineup of total market funds and will provide investors with low-cost, broadly diversified exposure to the U.S. investment-grade corporate bond market," said John Hollyer, global head of Vanguard Fixed Income Group.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. , Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard, a leading provider of bond index funds and ETFs, announced plans today to change the target benchmarks of three government bond index funds and ...
Apprehensions over climate change, an emphasis on global pension funds over the integration of ESG in their investments, and new markets will fuel demand for this type of bond.
An activist group at Vanguard is asking shareholders to vote in favor of a proposal that would not allow the mutual fund giant to invest in companies that contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Ethan Wolff-Mann and Dan Roberts talk about why Vanguard is recommending its clients to vote against the proposal.