BND Fund Description

The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF tracks a broad market-value weighted index of US dollar denominated investment grade taxable fixed income securities with maturities of at least one year.

BND ETF.com Insight

As one of the four funds tracking what is essentially the same index—the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Bond Index—BND delivers a massive portfolio at low cost.above segment-average tracking volatility BND has one of the lowest round-trip costs of any fund in the segment and the broadest basket of bonds. Managing such a large portfolio can be challenging, and for BND it has led to above segment-average tracking volatility. It Fits our benchmark almost perfectly with some trivial differences. Still, BND represents a solid overall choice for broad US fixed-income coverage with ample liquidity for retail and institutional investors. (Insight updated 09/30/2014)

1 Year
Performance [as of 10/21/14] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
BND 1.69% 1.54% 5.51% 4.91% 2.98% 4.24% --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

BND Top 10 Countries

BND Top 10 Sectors

BND Top 10 Holdings

BND Summary Data

Vanguard

A company that produces and manages ETFs.

04/03/07

The first date of a fund's operations, as documented by the issuer.

Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

0.08%

The net total annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

$24.82 B

The market value of total assets that a fund has accumulated and now manages on behalf of investors.

$216.35 M

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

0.01%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 60 days, as a percent.

BND Portfolio Data

5.3

Price sensitivity in percentage to a 100 basis point parallel shift (up or down) in interest rates.

7.1 Years

The weighted average of remaining time until maturity for all securities in the portfolio.

2.13%

The weighted average yield if all securities in the portfolio were held until maturity. Assumes that interest can be reinvested at YTM rate.

--

The date on which a security's price excludes an upcoming dividend.

16,067

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

BND Index Data

Barclays U.S. Aggregate
Float Adjusted Index

This is the benchmark an ETF is desigend to track or replicate.

Market Value

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to weight its constituent securities.

Market Value

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to select its constituent securities.

Barclays U.S. Aggregate
Bond Index

This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

Related ETFs to BND

AGG, LAG, SCHZ

ETFs from within the same segment or closely related segments with similar investment objectives or market exposures.

BND ETF.com Efficiency Insight

BND’s low expense ratio and massive asset tally give its Efficiency score a solid foundation, but the fund’s slightly sloppy tracking and lack of holding transparency prevents it from besting competing funds. The fund's median tracking difference is higher than its expense ratio. Additionally, the fund reports holdings on a monthly basis, with a two-week lag further hurting its Efficiency score. (Insight updated 09/30/2014)

Total Return - 09/30/2014
Performance [as of 09/30/14] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
BND -0.57% 0.28% 4.13% 4.05% 2.35% 3.97% --
BND (NAV) -0.68% 0.21% 4.15% 3.90% 2.32% 4.02% --
Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index -0.73% 0.16% 4.02% 3.95% 2.47% 4.17% --
Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index -0.68% 0.17% 4.10% 3.96% 2.43% 4.12% 4.62%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

BND Portfolio Management

0.08%

The net total annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

-0.10%

Compares returns of the fund's NAV to its underlying index for a daily series of overlapping 12 month periods. The median is the middle value of the results.

0.07%

Largest deviation in a positive direction of a fund's returns vs. its underlying index over the past 12 months.

-0.27%

Largest deviation in a negative direction of a fund's returns vs. its underlying index over the past 12 months.

BND Tax exposures

20.00% / 39.60%

The maximum long-term and short-term U.S. tax rates applicable to a realized capital gain.

--

The average capital gains paid out to shareholders in the past 36 months, measured as a percent of net asset value (NAV) at the time.

N/A

IRS treatment of the majority of the fund's distributions.

No

ETFs that are structured as commodities pools and classified as limited partnerships by the IRS will issue K-1 forms to holders.

BND Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

No

An indicator of whether a fund uses over-the-counter derivatives such as swaps or forwards to achieve its objectives.

No

An indicator of whether or not a fund actively lends its portfolio holdings.

100% / 0%

The division of securities lending revenue between the fund and the issuer.

N/A

The institution responsible for providing the return of the stated index and whose credit is the sole backing of the ETN.

N/A

The risk of default by the ETN counterparty.

Low

The likelihood that an issuer will shut down a fund for business or regulatory reasons.

Monthly

The frequency of an issuer's disclosure of all fund holdings.

BND ETF.com Tradability Insight

BND is a highly liquid fund. Millions worthy of fund’s shares change hands daily at extremely tight spreads. It’s an easy-to-trade fund with enough underlying liquidity to make it both cheap and easy for institutions to trade in big blocks as well. (Insight updated 09/30/2014)



Average Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

BND ETF.com/ Block LiquidityAs of 10/22/2014

5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of BND. BND is rated a 5 out of 5.

BND Tradability

2,631,607

It is the daily number of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

$216.35 M

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

1,921,730

Median number of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

$156.8 M

Median dollar value of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

0.01%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent.

$0.01

The difference between the highest and lowest posted prices for an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, in dollars.

0.09%

The middle value in the ranked set of all premium/discount values over a maximum 12-month period.

0.36% / -0.04%

The greatest amount that the market price exceeded (premium) and fell below (discount) its fair value/net asset value (NAV) over a maximum 12-month period.

None

This flags whether there is currently a systemic issue that has restricted the ability to create or redeem shares of the fund. This may be imposed by the fund's issuer, or by external circumstances.

100.00%

The percent of time that the underlying securities of an ETF are open to trading while US exchanges are open.

100,000

The smallest block of ETF shares that an Authorized Participant can either create or redeem at net asset value (NAV) with the issuer in exchange for the underlying shares of the fund.

19.22

The median 45 day share volume divided by the creation unit size of the fund. The higher the number, the more likely that liquidity providers will trade the fund in size, or in odd lots.

0.00%

The standard fee to create or redeem 1 creation unit of an ETF as a percentage of the dollar value of 1 creation unit.

897

The total number of net outstanding options contracts for an ETF.

$82.77

The total market value of the assets that an ETF holds less fund expenses.

5

An estimate of liquidity for the underlying baskets of securities, scaled 1 to 5.

BND ETF.com Fit Insight

From maturity distribution to sector breakdown, BND Fits our benchmark very well. BND’s massive portfolio (16K holdings) has slightly shorter maturity and effective duration and lower YTM compared to our benchmark. Sector exposure is almost spot on. BND’s underweighting in MBS and large cash position are likely due to unsettled MBS TBAs and offsetting cash collaterals. Overall BND offers the broadest USD-denominated exposure. (Insight updated 09/30/2014)

BND Sector/Industry Breakdown

BND Segment Benchmark
35.52% 39.22%

23.36% 24.84%

29.09% 19.14%

5.91% 6.46%

0.00% 4.01%

3.55% 3.46%

2.04% 2.29%

0.51% 0.59%

0.02% 0.00%

BND Top 5 Countries

90.06% 89.25%

1.61% 1.67%

1.50% 1.65%

1.06% 1.12%

0.81% 0.86%

BND Top 5 Currencies

100.00% 100.00%

100.00% 100.00%

BND Performance Statistics

1.00

The degree to which the fund and its segment benchmark move up and down in unison.

0.98

The sensitivity of the returns of the fund to the movement of the ETF.com segment benchmark. Beta of 1.0 means magnitude of fund returns equals that of IU benchmark returns.

0.97

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is up. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

0.98

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is down. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

0.01%

A measure of the variability between the fund's returns and the ETF.com segment benchmark returns on days when the fund underperforms the benchmark.

BND Holdings Statistics

BND Segment Benchmark
7.15 7.09

The weighted average of remaining time until maturity for all securities in the portfolio.

5.37 5.26

A measure of interest rate risk. Estimates change in value to the portfolio based on a 1% parallel shift in the yield curve.

0.32 0.32

A measure of interest rate risk. Estimates the portfolio's sensitivity to changes in 2 year interest rates holding other rates constant.

2.68 2.73

A measure of interest rate risk. Estimates the portfolio's sensitivity to changes in 10 year interest rates holding other rates constant.

2.28% 2.13%

The weighted average yield if all securities in the portfolio were held until maturity. Assumes that interest can be reinvested at YTM rate.

3.61 3.31

Price sensitivity in percentage to a 100 basis point change (widening or narrowing) of spread relative to Treasury spot curve.

Low Low

The Herfindahl Index number – a metric of portfolio concentration where higher numbers mean higher concentration of holdings.

8,858 16,067

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

A+ A+

Market–value–weighted average credit quality of the portfolio.

BND Maturity Distribution

0.01% 4.76%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 0 - 1 years until maturity.

24.48% 26.10%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 1 - 3 years until maturity.

24.80% 24.01%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 3 - 5 years until maturity.

27.66% 20.29%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 5 - 7 years until maturity.

9.71% 10.59%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 7 - 10 years until maturity

13.34% 14.26%

Percent of the portfolio's exposure to securities with 10+ years until maturity.

BND Credit Breakdown

72.70% 70.90%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to AAA rated bonds (Investment Grade).

3.81% 4.09%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to AA rated bonds (Investment Grade).

11.56% 12.26%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to A rated bonds (Investment Grade).

11.93% 12.73%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to BBB rated bonds (Investment Grade).

0.00% 0.00%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to BB rated bonds (High Yield).

0.00% 0.00%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to B rated bonds (High Yield).

0.00% 0.00%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to CCC rated bonds (High Yield).

0.00% 0.00%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to CC rated bonds (High Yield).

0.00% 0.00%

Percent of portfolio's exposure to C rated bonds (High Yield).