Both VCIT and LQD are ETFs. VCIT has a lower 5-year return than LQD (4.54% vs 4.71%). VCIT has a lower expense ratio than LQD (0.07% vs 0.15%). Below is the comparison between VCIT and LQD.

Segment Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate Investment Grade Fixed Income: U.S. - Corporate Investment Grade Intermediate
Issuer BlackRock Vanguard
Net Assets $34.85B $25.15B
Expense Ratio 0.15% 0.07%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 3.33% 3.40%
Underlying Index Markit iBoxx $ Liquid Investment Grade Index Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 5-10 Year Corporate Bond Index
YTD Return 15.50% 12.95%
1-Year Return 16.89% 14.34%
3-Year Return 5.15% 4.50%
5-Year Return 4.71% 4.54%
10-Year Return 5.77% 0.00%

VCIT description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted corporate bond index with an intermediate-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. 5-10 Year Corporate Bond Index.

VCIT returns

YTD Return 12.95%
1-Month Return 0.18%
3-Month Return 2.27%
1-Year Return 14.34%
3-Year Return 4.50%
5-Year Return 4.54%
10-Year Return 0.00%
VCIT expense ratio is 0.07%.

VCIT holdings

Top 10 Holdings (3.75% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 2.38% N/A 0.63%
CVS Health Corp 4.3% N/A 0.57%
Bank of America Corporation 3.42% N/A 0.37%
Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc. 4.75% N/A 0.35%
Broadcom Corporation/Broadcom Cayman Finance Ltd 3.88% N/A 0.33%
Verizon Communications Inc. 4.33% N/A 0.31%
Dell International L.L.C. and EMC Corporation 6.02% N/A 0.31%
CVS Health Corp 4.1% N/A 0.3%
Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC / Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc 3.65% N/A 0.29%
Comcast Corporation 4.15% N/A 0.29%

LQD description

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of a segment of the U.S. investment grade corporate bond market as defined by the GS $ InvesTop Index.

LQD returns

YTD Return 15.50%
1-Month Return -0.16%
3-Month Return 3.02%
1-Year Return 16.89%
3-Year Return 5.15%
5-Year Return 4.71%
10-Year Return 5.77%
LQD expense ratio is 0.15%.

LQD holdings

Top 10 Holdings (0.00% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
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