Vanguard Bond Index Funds: Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund; Institutional Shares (VBTIX)

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Pros
No sales load or distribution fees
Cons
Low net assets
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark
10-year return below the benchmark

Pros

  1. Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

Cons

  1. VBTIX net assets are $0.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  2. VBTIX 3-year return is -0.18%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Float Adjusted TR USD), 5.26%.
  3. VBTIX 5-year return is 0.92%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Float Adjusted TR USD), 3.02%.
  4. VBTIX 10-year return is 1.63%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US Aggregate Float Adjusted TR USD), 3.31%.