Vanguard Total International Bond is a solid strategy for exposure to the foreign investment-grade bond market because it offers a broad and diversified portfolio for a low fee, while hedging its currency risk. Under our enhanced Morningstar Analyst Rating framework, the fund's cheapest share class has been upgraded to Gold from Silver, while its most expensive share classes have been downgraded to Bronze. The exchange-traded fund share class has retained its Silver rating.
Will VTIFX 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 VTIFX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VTIFX 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 VTIFX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.