Vanguard Total Bond Market Index’s rock-bottom fee and conservative portfolio make it a great core bond holding. The fund’s cheapest share classes earn a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, while its more expensive Admiral and Investor share classes earn a Silver and Bronze rating, respectively.
Will VBTLX outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VBTLX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VBTLX 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 VBTLX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.