Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Fund is a great U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities fund because of its low fee and sensibly constructed portfolio. The fund’s ETF, Admiral, and Institutional share classes are among the cheapest in the inflation-protected bond Morningstar Category, justifying a Morningstar Rating of Gold, while its more-expensive Investor share class is rated Bronze.
Will VTAPX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VTAPX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VTAPX 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 VTAPX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.