Vanguard Short-Term Investment Grade has strict guardrails and rock-bottom fees, making it a sensible candidate for short-term bond exposure. Its cheaper Admiral share class earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze; its Investor share class receives a Neutral.
Will VFSTX 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 VFSTX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VFSTX 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 VFSTX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.