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Vanguard taxable intermediate-term bond funds

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Vanguard® GNMA Fund

  • Seeks to provide a moderate level of current income.
  • Invests primarily in Government National Mortgage Association ("Ginnie Mae") securities. These securities are backed by the U.S. government to provide timely payment of principal and interest.
  • Follows no specific maturity guidelines but typically maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 3 to 10 years.

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Investor Shares expense ratio as of 02/07/20140.21%
Avg. Intermediate Government Fund expense ratio0.95%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

Vanguard® High-Yield Corporate Fund

  • Seeks high current income.
  • Invests in lower- and medium-quality corporate bonds ("junk bonds").
  • Fund's bond holdings are considered speculative because of their issuers' lower credit ratings and can fluctuate substantially in price.
  • Assesses a 1% redemption fee on shares held less than 1 year to discourage short-term trading.

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Investor Shares expense ratio as of 05/30/20130.23%
Avg. High Yield Bond Fund expense ratio1.10%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

Vanguard® Intermediate-Term Bond Index Fund

  • Seeks to track the investment return of a market-weighted bond index that covers investment-grade bonds with a dollar-weighted average maturity of 5 to 10 years.
  • Invests in U.S. government high-quality (investment grade) corporate and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



 
Investor Shares expense ratio as of 04/29/20130.20%
Avg. Intermediate-Term Bond Fund expense ratio0.89%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

Vanguard® Intermediate-Term Investment-Grade Fund

  • Seeks to provide a moderate and sustainable level of current income.
  • Invests primarily in high-quality (investment grade) corporate bonds.
  • Moderate interest rate risk, with a dollar-weighted average maturity ranging between 5 to 10 years.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



 
Investor Shares expense ratio as of 02/07/20140.20%
Avg. Intermediate-Term Bond Fund expense ratio0.89%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

Vanguard® Intermediate-Term Treasury Fund

  • Seeks to provide a moderate and sustainable level of current income.
  • Invests primarily in direct government obligations, such as U.S. Treasury bonds and other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
  • Maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 5 to 10 years.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



 
Investor Shares expense ratio as of 02/07/20140.20%
Avg. Intermediate Government Fund expense ratio0.95%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

Vanguard® Total Bond Market Index Fund

  • Seeks to track the performance of the broad market-weighted bond index.
  • Offers relatively high potential for investment income; share values tend to rise and fall modestly.
  • Invests in a mix of bonds—corporate, government, and mortgage-backed—that represents the universe of public investment-grade bonds in the United States with maturities of more than 1 year.
  • Maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 5 to 10 years.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



 
Investor Shares expense ratio as of 04/29/20130.20%
Avg. Intermediate-Term Bond Fund expense ratio0.89%
 
Minimum initial investment$3,000
IRAs$3,000
UGMA/UTMAs$3,000
 

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