BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond

Price $80.36
Today's Change -0.11 (-0.14%)
Today's Volume $1.28 M
3:35pm (ET) 02/12/16

Overall Rating

B

67
as of 02/12/16

Rating Details

94
75
67
Segment Average
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
    94
  • Tradability
    75
  • Fit
    67

BSV Fund Description

The Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF tracks a market-weighted index of US government bonds, investment-grade corporate and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds with maturities of 1-5 years.

BSV ETF.com Insight

BSV is a large, liquid ETF that holds a mix ofThe exposure comes cheap investment-grade, dollar-denominated debt issued in the US with 1-5 years remaining in maturity. Treasurys dominate the basket which also includes corporates, agency issues and a small amount of foreign debt issued in USD. “Short-term” is in the eye of beholder: The inclusion of bonds maturing in 3-5 years gives BSV a longer-dated portfolio than our benchmark, which tracks bonds in the 1-3 year bucket exclusively. The hefty chunk of longer-dated bonds increases BSV’s weighted average maturity, interest-rate risk and yield compared with our benchmark.

The exposure comes cheap—a low fee, solid tracking and strong trading volume keep all-in costs low. We estimate underlying liquidity to be middling, which is par for the course. The lone, small drawback for BSV is the issuer’s lack of transparency, as holdings are only posted monthly with a two week lag. Note: Former rival ISTB changed indexes in June 2014 to include high-yield bonds, which BSV avoids.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
Performance [as of 02/11/16] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
BSV0.86%1.19%1.25%1.87%1.22%1.83%--
BSV (NAV)0.85%1.18%1.23%1.78%1.20%1.81%--
Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index0.93%0.81%0.91%1.21%1.26%1.87%--
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

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BSV Summary Data

Vanguard
04/03/07
Open-Ended Fund
0.10%
$17.88 B
$122.17 M
0.01%

BSV Portfolio Data

2.7
2.89 Years
1.48%
10/01/14
2206

BSV Index Data

Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index
Market Value
Market Value
Barclays US 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
Performance [as of 02/11/16] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
BSV0.86%1.19%1.25%1.87%1.22%1.83%--
BSV (NAV)0.85%1.18%1.23%1.78%1.20%1.81%--
Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index0.93%0.81%0.91%1.21%1.26%1.87%--
Barclays US 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index0.56%0.41%0.62%0.82%0.87%1.13%2.79%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

BSV Portfolio Management

0.10%
-0.12%
-0.02%
-0.18%

BSV Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
0.09%
Ordinary income
No

BSV Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
Average Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

BSV ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

As of 02/12/16
5
4
3
2
1

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

BSV Tradability

1,529,209
$122.17 M
1,372,283
$109.19 M
0.01%
$0.01
0.05%
0.15% / -0.06%
None
100.00%
100,000
13.72
0.00%
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0
$80.47
5

BSV Performance Statistics

0.97
1.71
1.67
1.61
0.05%