Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund is great for long-term investment-grade corporate bond market exposure, thanks to a broadly diversified portfolio and rock-bottom fee. It is hard to beat for exposure to that market, justifying a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold. It tracks the market-value-weighted Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 10+ Year Corporate Index, which includes U.S. investment-grade corporate bonds with at least 10 years remaining to maturity.
Will VLCIX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VLCIX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VLCIX 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 VLCIX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.