BND vs VGSH

This is a comparison between BND and VGSH. The table below summarizes the key parameters for these two funds across several dimensions: return, expense ratio, net assets, segment and tax-cost ratio.

BND VGSH
Segment Fixed Income: U.S. - Broad Market Investment Grade Fixed Income: U.S. Government Short-Term
Net Assets $36.67B $2.01B
Expense Ratio 0.05% 0.07%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Government Float Adjusted Index
YTD Return -2.57% 0.32%
1-Year Return -2.15% 0.13%
3-Year Return 0.95% 0.38%
5-Year Return 1.75% 0.49%
10-Year Return 3.81% 0.00%
1-Year Tax Cost Ratio 1.12% 0.66%
BND description

The Fund seeks to generate returns that track the performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index, and will maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity consistent with that of the index. The Index measures investment-grade, taxable fixed income securities in the U.S.

BND returns
YTD Return -2.57%
1-Month Return -0.86%
3-Month Return -0.74%
1-Year Return -2.15%
3-Year Return 0.95%
5-Year Return 1.75%
10-Year Return 3.81%
BND expense ratio is 0.05%
BND holdings

Top 10 Holdings (0.38% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
US Treasury Note 2.125% N/A 0.38%
VGSH description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Government Bond Index.

VGSH returns
YTD Return 0.32%
1-Month Return 0.12%
3-Month Return 0.33%
1-Year Return 0.13%
3-Year Return 0.38%
5-Year Return 0.49%
10-Year Return 0.00%
VGSH expense ratio is 0.07%
VGSH holdings

Top 10 Holdings (2.07% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
US Treasury Note 0.875% N/A 2.07%
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