Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF BND is a solid, low-cost core investment-grade bond fund. It takes less credit risk than most of its actively managed counterparts and enjoys a sizable cost-advantage, supporting a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.
Will BND outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillar’s below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable BND’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the BND management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of BND’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.
The Price Pillar compares BND’s fees to similar funds, determining whether or not the fund provides a good value proposition.
The Performance Pillar is our evaluation of whether BND’s returns have been the result of chance or a proven, long-term process and compares the fund with its category or benchmark.