5 Vanguard Bond ETFs Boasting Substantial YTD Inflows

By Ben Hernandez10 days ago

Five Vanguard bond funds have enjoyed significant 2021 inflows. The five funds give fixed income investors a smorgasbord of options, including exposure to aggregate bonds, international fare, and the short side of the yield curve.

U.S. and International Exposure

To get complete bond exposure domestically, investors can opt for the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund ETF Shares (BND). BND seeks the performance of Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index represents a wide spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable, fixed income securities in the United States, including government, corporate, and international dollar-denominated bonds, as well as mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, all with maturities of more than 1 year.


Fixed income investors willing to venture abroad can opt for theVanguard Total International Bond Index Fund ETF Shares (BNDX). BNDX seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of non-U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade bonds.

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