BSV

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
B

N/A
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

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 Factset Analytics Insight

BSV is a large, liquid ETF that holds a mix of 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 to 5 years gives BSV a longer-dated portfolio than our benchmark, which tracks bonds in the 1- to 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 2014 to include high-yield bonds, which BSV avoids.

BSV MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 21, 2018 the Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.39 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. BSV ranks in the 85th percentile within its peer group and in the 81st percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

BSV CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 06/21/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
BSV 0.37% 0.32% -0.47% -0.51% 0.71% 1.03% 2.17%
BSV (NAV) 0.37% 0.24% -0.48% -0.49% 0.70% 1.04% 2.19%
Barclays US 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

BSV Top 10 Countries [View All]

BSV Top 10 Sectors

BSV Top 10 Holdings [View All]

BSV Summary Data

Vanguard
04/03/07
Open-Ended Fund
0.07%
$24.73B
$139.63M
0.01%

BSV Portfolio Data

2.74
2.89 years
1.71%
02/01/17
2449

BSV Index Data

Market Value
Market Value
Barclays US 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index

BSV Portfolio Management

0.07%
-0.08%
0.05%
-0.16%

BSV Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
0.00%
Ordinary income
No

BSV Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
Bats Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

BSV Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/22/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of BSV. BSV is rated a 5 out of 5.

BSV Tradability

1,788,201
$139.63M
1,271,666
$99.18M
0.01%
$0.01
0.04%
0.10% / -0.05%
None
100.00%
100,000
12.72
0.00%
--
10
$78.09
5

BSV Sector/Industry Breakdown


BSV
Segment Benchmark
59.96%
0.00%
14.68%
0.00%
11.03%
0.00%
6.78%
0.00%
3.77%
0.00%
1.23%
0.00%
1.17%
0.00%
0.71%
0.00%
0.67%
0.00%

BSV Top 10 Holdings[View All]

1.84%
1.82%
1.74%
1.25%
1.25%
1.24%
1.23%
1.23%
1.22%
1.22%
14.04%

BSV Top 5 Countries


BSV
Segment Benchmark
86.07%
--
1.79%
--
1.71%
--
1.65%
--
1.11%
--

BSV Top 5 Currencies


BSV
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
--

BSV Economic Development


BSV
Segment Benchmark
97.99%
--
1.98%
--

BSV Performance Statistics

0.97
1.76
--
--
--

BSV MSCI ESG Ratings

6.39 / 10
84.68
81.22
3.22%
1.38%
222.41

BSV HOLDINGS STATISTICS


BSV
Segment Benchmark
2.89 years
--
2.74
--
0.55
--
0
--
1.71%
--
--
--
Low
Low
2449
--
A+
A+

BSV MATURITY DISTRIBUTION


BSV
Segment Benchmark
0.38%
--
54.06%
--
41.78%
--
2.47%
--
0.06%
--
0.02%
--

BSV CREDIT BREAKDOWN


BSV
Segment Benchmark
67.05%
0.00%
6.13%
0.00%
12.05%
0.00%
12.24%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%

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