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Vanguard ETFs® by style box

Vanguard uses a nine-box grid called a style box to illustrate how our bond fund holdings are distributed by credit quality and average maturity. Credit quality is a measure of a bond issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal in a timely manner. Quality ranges from Treasury bonds or agency bonds (generally the highest quality issues), investment-grade corporate (medium to high quality), and below investment grade. Average maturity is the length of time until the bonds in the fund are due to be repaid. Maturities are classified as short, intermediate, or long-term.

Knowing a fund's investment style can help you understand how it might fit in your portfolio. This information can also help you build a portfolio that's broadly diversified across markets and less susceptible to sharp swings in any one market area.

In addition to our lineup of domestic stock and bond Vanguard ETFs, Vanguard offers sector-specific Vanguard ETFs and international Vanguard ETFs. Style boxes are not applicable to these ETFs.

Vanguard ETF® domestic bond fund style box

Short-Term Treasury Grade Mid-Term Treasury Grade Long-Term Treasury Grade
Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Short-Term Bond ETF

Short-Term Govmt Bond ETF

 

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Inter-Term Bond ETF

Inter-Term Govmt Bond ETF

Mortgage-Backed Sec ETF

Total Bond Market ETF

 

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Long-Term Bond ETF

Long-Term Govmt Bond ETF

Extended Duration Treasury ETF

 

Short-Term Investor Grade Mid-Term Investor Grade Long-Term Investor Grade
Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Short-Term Corp Bond ETF

 

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Inter-Term Corp Bond ETF

 

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Long-Term Corp Bond ETF

 

Short-Term Below Investor Grade Mid-Term Below Investor Grade Long-Term Below Investor Grade
Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

No ETFs are available at this time.

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

No ETFs are available at this time.

Avg. Weighted
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

No ETFs are available at this time.


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