Vanguard Lifetime Income Program - Inflation-Protected Securities Fund [QF]
Fund Overview
Expense ratio as of 05/01/20120.74%
Inception date10/10/2003
Portfolio number1263
3.5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 12/15/2017$10.104973
Change–$0.001097 –0.01%
5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 12/15/2017$8.232453


Inflation-Protected Securities Fund seeks to provide inflation protection and income consistent with investment in inflation-indexed securities.

Learn more about this portfolio's investment strategy and policy.

Fund Style
TypeInflation-Indexed Securities
CategoryInflation-Protected Bond


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.

Bond style
Vanguard uses a 9-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.

Avg. Weighted
Short Med Long    

Average Annual Returns—Updated Quarterly as of 09/30/2017

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. See performance data current to the most recent month-end. Expense ratio information can be found on the Overview page.

Important Vanguard Lifetime Income Program performance information

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 VLIP-Inflation-Protec Sec Inception Date: 10/10/2003
 BloomBarc US Trsy Inflat Prtcd Idx* (Benchmark)
*Includes the inflation-indexed securities within the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index, which represents U.S. Treasury obligations with maturities of more than 1 year.