Vanguard Intermediate-Term Investment Grade stays within strict guardrails and boasts rock-bottom fees, making it a sensible candidate for conservative corporate bond exposure. Its cheaper Admiral share class retains its Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze, while its Investor share class receives a downgrade to Neutral.
Will VFICX 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 VFICX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VFICX 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 VFICX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.