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Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

ETF
BLV
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$76.87 -0.58 -0.75%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration
BLV (ETF)

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$76.87 -0.58 -0.75%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration
BLV (ETF)

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$76.87 -0.58 -0.75%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$76.87

$8.64 B

3.91%

$3.03

0.04%

Vitals

YTD Return

6.4%

1 yr return

-17.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

-5.9%

5 Yr Avg Return

0.9%

Net Assets

$8.64 B

Holdings in Top 10

13.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$77.5
$66.85
$96.24

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.04%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 30.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$76.87

$8.64 B

3.91%

$3.03

0.04%

BLV - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -5.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.88%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.9%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Apr 03, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    54100000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Joshua Barrickman

Fund Description

The Fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index. This Index includes all medium and larger issues of U.S. government, investment-grade corporate, and investment-grade international dollar-denominated bonds that have maturities of greater than 10 years and are publicly issued.The Fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. All of the Fund’s investments will be selected through the sampling process, and at least 80% of the Fund’s assets will be invested in bonds held in the Index. The Fund seeks to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity consistent with that of the Index. As of December 31, 2021, the dollar-weighted average maturity of the Index was 23 years. The Fund also seeks to maintain an average duration consistent with that of the Index. As of December 31, 2021, the average duration of the Index was 17 years.
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BLV - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.4% -68.1% 7.7% 1.06%
1 Yr -17.1% -22.7% 144.8% 95.54%
3 Yr -5.9%* -11.7% 28.3% 95.71%
5 Yr 0.9%* -6.5% 18.0% 94.76%
10 Yr 2.5%* -4.2% 8.6% 89.66%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -26.9% -73.4% 112.0% 79.96%
2021 -1.5% -61.5% 15.3% 72.04%
2020 5.0% -24.0% 18.6% 0.65%
2019 4.5% -11.3% 9.7% 28.76%
2018 -0.9% -32.2% 6.9% 73.95%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.4% -68.1% 7.7% 1.06%
1 Yr -17.1% -22.7% 144.8% 95.34%
3 Yr -5.9%* -11.7% 28.3% 95.74%
5 Yr 0.9%* -6.5% 18.0% 94.87%
10 Yr 2.5%* -4.2% 9.1% 94.94%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -26.9% -73.4% 112.0% 79.96%
2021 -1.5% -61.5% 15.3% 72.04%
2020 5.0% -24.0% 18.6% 0.65%
2019 4.5% -11.3% 9.7% 28.76%
2018 -0.9% -32.2% 7.6% 74.19%

BLV - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Net Assets 8.64 B 10.4 M 17.1 B 10.53%
Number of Holdings 2901 1 3347 0.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.18 B 5.88 K 1.31 B 0.85%
Weighting of Top 10 13.69% 3.0% 100.0% 97.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Bonds 1.58%
  2. United States Treasury Bonds 1.57%
  3. United States Treasury Bonds 1.43%
  4. United States Treasury Bonds 1.40%
  5. United States Treasury Bonds 1.39%
  6. United States Treasury Bonds 1.32%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 1.31%
  8. United States Treasury Bonds 1.30%
  9. United States Treasury Bonds 1.27%
  10. United States Treasury Bonds 1.27%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
Bonds
99.25% 66.19% 179.76% 89.83%
Cash
0.61% -84.13% 28.17% 7.63%
Convertible Bonds
0.14% 0.00% 6.78% 6.99%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 16.24% 97.67%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 17.47% 98.09%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 20.34% 97.03%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
Corporate
49.60% 0.00% 100.00% 28.18%
Government
46.64% 0.00% 46.64% 0.42%
Municipal
3.08% 0.00% 100.00% 94.70%
Cash & Equivalents
0.63% 0.00% 29.85% 9.11%
Securitized
0.05% 0.00% 22.66% 6.14%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 34.47% 97.46%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
US
89.44% 64.33% 151.83% 69.28%
Non US
9.81% 0.00% 35.56% 30.51%

BLV - Expenses

Operational Fees

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.04% 2.88% 99.79%
Management Fee 0.03% 0.03% 1.10% 5.13%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.05% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 4.90% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.90% N/A

Trading Fees

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 30.00% 1.00% 343.00% 42.86%

BLV - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Dividend Yield 3.91% 0.00% 19.86% 3.17%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.88% 0.42% 5.46% 73.68%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Distributions History

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BLV - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Joshua Barrickman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

9.27

9.3%

Joshua C. Barrickman, CFA, Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Fixed Income Indexing Americas. He has been with Vanguard since 1998, has worked in investment management since 1999, has managed investment portfolios since 2005, and has co-managed the Fund since 2013. He has managed the Vanguard Variable Insurance Funds Global Bond Index Portfolio since its inception in 2017. Education: B.S., Ohio Northern University; M.B.A., Lehigh University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
1.44 17.42 7.9 6.25