Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities is a great choice as an inflation hedge for risk-averse investors. This fund is tough for active managers to beat because there is limited room for them to recoup their fees without taking additional risk. The fund’s exchange-traded fund, Admiral, and Institutional share classes are among the category’s cheapest, earning Morningstar Ratings of Gold, while its more expensive Investor share class merits a Bronze rating.
Will VTAPX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VTAPX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VTAPX 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 VTAPX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.