Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index is a compelling option for exposure to short-term investment-grade corporate bonds because of its rock-bottom fee and broadly diversified portfolio. The fund’s cheaper ETF and Institutional share classes earn a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, while its more expensive Admiral share class is rated Silver.
Will VSTBX outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VSTBX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VSTBX management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of VSTBX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.