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Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

etf
BLV
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$112.72 -0.67 0%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration
BLV (ETF)

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$112.72 -0.67 0%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration
BLV (ETF)
Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$112.72 -0.67 0%
primary theme
U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration

BLV - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.2%
  • Net Assets $11.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 13.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$113.39
$91.55
$117.53

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.05%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 33.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Long-Term Bond Duration
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Long-Term Bond

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$12.10

-0.25%

$20.46 B

3.12%

$0.38

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10.50%

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$17.06

-0.58%

$11.57 B

2.92%

$0.50

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12.38%

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$36.72

-0.41%

$6.04 B

3.25%

$1.20

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9.38%

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$12.53

-0.40%

$4.30 B

2.77%

$0.35

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12.18%

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$13.84

-0.29%

$3.53 B

4.19%

$0.58

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7.12%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$112.72

-0.59%

$11.57 B

2.89%

$3.28

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12.17%

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$110.46

-0.45%

$6.04 B

3.24%

$3.59

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8.93%

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$72.59

-0.60%

$2.36 B

3.25%

$2.37

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8.80%

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$32.90

-0.48%

$963.07 M

3.11%

$1.03

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9.23%

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$76.38

-0.68%

$400.75 M

2.93%

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12.10%

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BLV - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 3.58%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.9%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Apr 03, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    48700000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Joshua Barrickman

Fund Description

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Long Government/Credit Float Adjusted 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. All of its 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.


BLV - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.2% 0.8% 16.3% 27.91%
1 Yr 11.0% 0.1% 13.6% 23.91%
3 Yr 9.4%* 3.3% 10.1% 17.78%
5 Yr 8.2%* 2.4% 9.1% 56.82%
10 Yr 7.4%* -0.2% 9.8% 50.00%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 14.7% 0.0% 19.2% 51.16%
2018 -8.0% -11.7% 3.0% 29.27%
2017 6.7% -28.2% 9.5% 45.00%
2016 2.7% -32.2% 6.1% 42.11%
2015 -7.9% -18.3% 1.5% 38.24%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.3% 0.8% 16.3% 25.58%
1 Yr 11.0% -3.9% 13.6% 21.74%
3 Yr 9.4%* 2.4% 10.1% 17.78%
5 Yr 8.2%* 1.7% 9.1% 54.55%
10 Yr 7.4%* -0.5% 9.8% 47.50%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BLV Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 14.7% 0.0% 19.2% 51.16%
2018 -8.0% -11.7% 3.0% 34.15%
2017 6.7% 1.3% 10.4% 60.00%
2016 2.7% -32.2% 7.6% 55.26%
2015 -7.9% -16.2% 1.5% 47.06%

BLV - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Net Assets 11.6 B 13.8 M 20.5 B 13.33%
Number of Holdings 2669 39 2680 13.33%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.58 B 4.09 M 1.58 B 8.89%
Weighting of Top 10 13.78% 3.3% 49.7% 68.29%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Bonds 1.84%
  2. United States Treasury Bonds 1.53%
  3. United States Treasury Bonds 1.50%
  4. United States Treasury Bonds 1.41%
  5. United States Treasury Bonds 1.39%
  6. United States Treasury Bonds 1.32%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 1.30%
  8. United States Treasury Bonds 1.24%
  9. United States Treasury Bonds 1.19%
  10. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.15%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
Bonds
99.93% 68.33% 150.07% 28.89%
Convertible Bonds
0.12% 0.00% 3.72% 84.44%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 13.06% 100.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 15.64% 100.00%
Other
0.00% -18.04% 20.34% 91.11%
Cash
-0.05% -52.88% 20.79% 68.89%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
Corporate
53.14% 0.00% 99.64% 66.67%
Government
43.56% 0.00% 43.56% 8.89%
Municipal
3.21% 0.00% 99.39% 62.22%
Securitized
0.09% 0.00% 4.89% 71.11%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 20.30% 100.00%
Cash & Equivalents
0.00% 0.00% 35.90% 100.00%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BLV % Rank
US
89.54% 68.33% 147.26% 35.56%
Non US
10.39% 0.00% 27.23% 60.00%

BLV - Expenses

Operational Fees

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.05% 0.04% 5.20% 97.67%
Management Fee 0.04% 0.04% 1.10% 10.87%
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 3.25% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

BLV Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A 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 33.00% 3.00% 447.00% 36.96%

BLV - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.90% 0.00% 2.75% 15.22%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BLV Category Low Category High BLV % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.58% 0.82% 5.88% 42.22%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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BLV - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Joshua Barrickman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

7.69

7.7%

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. Education: B.S., Ohio Northern University; M.B.A., Lehigh University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 19.19 7.3 4.67

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