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A Solid, High-Quality Choice for Shorter-Term Goals

Silver-rated Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index provides low-cost exposure to short-term investment-grade government and corporate bonds.


The following is our latest Fund Analyst Report for Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index (VBIRX). Morningstar Premium Members have access to full analyst reports such as this for more than 1,000 of the largest and best mutual funds. Not a Premium Member? Gain full access to our analyst reports and advanced tools immediately when you try Morningstar Premium free for 14 days. 

Vanguard Short-Term Bond Fund’s sensible portfolio construction and low price tag is a strong combination that should set up above-average risk-adjusted performance, warranting a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.

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