Vanguard Short-Term Bond Fund’s ultra-low fee makes it tough to beat for exposure to short-term U.S. Treasuries and investment-grade corporate bonds. Its cheapest share classes earn a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver; its more expensive Investor share class earns Bronze.
Will VBIRX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VBIRX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VBIRX 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 VBIRX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.