Vanguard Malvern Funds: Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund; Institutional Class Shs (VTSPX)

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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

Pros

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

Cons

  1. VTSPX net assets are $0.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  2. VTSPX 3-year return is 4.01%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US TIPS 0-5 Year TR USD), 5.93%.
  3. VTSPX 5-year return is 2.83%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg US TIPS 0-5 Year TR USD), 3.88%.