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Vanguard taxable short-term bond funds

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Vanguard® Short-Term Bond Index Fund

  • Seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted bond index that covers investment-grade bonds with a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 3 years.
  • Invests in U.S. government high-quality (investment-grade) corporate and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds.

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

Vanguard® Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund

  • Seeks to provide current income with limited price volatility.
  • Appropriate choice for investors with short-term goals who can afford slight risk for the chance of higher returns.
  • Invests in high-quality (investment-grade) corporate and government bonds.
  • Maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 3 years.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



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

Vanguard® Short-Term Federal Fund

  • Seeks to provide current income with limited price volatility.
  • Invests primarily in government agency securities with a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 3 years.
  • May provide more money working for you due to its low expense ratio.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



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

Vanguard® Short-Term Treasury Fund

  • Seeks to provide current income with limited price volatility.
  • Invests primarily in U.S. Treasury obligations that are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
  • Maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 3 years.
  • May provide a higher level of income than that provided by comparable funds due to its low expense ratio.

Admiral™ Shares available

 



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

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