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Vanguard Short Term Tax Exempt Fund

mutual fund
VWSTX
Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$15.95 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
VWSTX (Mutual Fund)

Vanguard Short Term Tax Exempt Fund

Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$15.95 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
VWSTX (Mutual Fund)
Vanguard Short Term Tax Exempt Fund
Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$15.95 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
share class

VWSTX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.4%
  • Net Assets $20.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 5.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.95
$15.44
$15.97

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.17%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 47.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $3,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Municipal Bond
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Muni National Short

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$55.07

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$11.00 B

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$49.74

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VWSTX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.27%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Short Term Tax Exempt Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Sep 01, 1977
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Justin Schwartz

Fund Description

The fund has no limitations on the maturity of individual securities, but is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 1 to 2 years. At least 75% of the securities held by the fund are municipal bonds in the top three credit-rating categories as determined by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.


VWSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.0% -0.9% 1.0% 43.48%
1 Yr 1.8% -1.0% 10.1% 94.53%
3 Yr 1.9%* -0.4% 9.8% 95.54%
5 Yr 1.4%* -0.3% 7.8% 95.58%
10 Yr 1.1%* -0.1% 10.2% 96.84%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.6% -2.8% 310.0% 89.28%
2019 0.8% -0.3% 15.4% 97.21%
2018 0.1% -10.3% 97.2% 2.67%
2017 -0.1% -100.0% 7.6% 91.14%
2016 -0.5% -7.9% 96.8% 2.23%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.0% -0.9% 1.0% 43.48%
1 Yr 1.8% -5.0% 10.1% 71.68%
3 Yr 1.9%* -2.4% 9.8% 92.55%
5 Yr 1.4%* -1.4% 7.8% 94.15%
10 Yr 1.1%* -0.1% 10.2% 96.78%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 0.6% -2.8% 310.0% 89.28%
2019 0.8% -0.3% 15.4% 97.21%
2018 0.1% -10.3% 11.0% 6.60%
2017 -0.1% -100.0% 7.6% 92.32%
2016 -0.5% -7.9% 3.0% 5.33%

NAV & Total Return History


VWSTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VWSTX Category Low Category High VWSTX % Rank
Net Assets 20.8 B 582 K 81.8 B 0.56%
Number of Holdings 3623 3 10805 0.90%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.03 B -199 M 4.13 B 1.13%
Weighting of Top 10 5.44% 2.5% 100.0% 96.32%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. TEXAS ST 4% 2.27%
  2. NEW JERSEY ST 4% 1.14%
  3. TEXAS ST 0.80%
  4. TENDER OPT BD TR RCPTS / CTFS VAR STS 0.71%
  5. CHICAGO ILL O HARE INTL ARPT REV 0.64%
  6. GRAND PKWY TRANSN CORP TEX 0.62%
  7. PENNSYLVANIA ST TPK COMMN TPK REV 0.53%
  8. METROPOLITAN TRANSN AUTH N Y DEDICATED TAX FD 0.45%
  9. ILLINOIS ST 0.44%
  10. NUVEEN AMT-FREE MUN CR INCOME FD 0.43%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VWSTX % Rank
Bonds
96.00% 15.80% 147.66% 80.55%
Cash
4.00% -47.66% 84.20% 19.35%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.92% 88.61%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.96% 1.04% 87.59%
Other
0.00% -13.14% 12.83% 87.42%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 87.99%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWSTX % Rank
Municipal
95.92% 15.02% 100.00% 78.74%
Cash & Equivalents
4.08% 0.00% 84.20% 19.29%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.85% 87.99%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 6.51% 88.38%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 15.75% 89.51%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 84.56% 88.78%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWSTX % Rank
US
95.67% 15.80% 141.34% 62.27%
Non US
0.33% 0.00% 28.07% 63.79%

VWSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.01% 16.95% 98.45%
Management Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.10% 3.72%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

VWSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.25% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

VWSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VWSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 47.00% 0.00% 299.40% 83.55%

VWSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWSTX Category Low Category High VWSTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.00% 88.56%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VWSTX Category Low Category High VWSTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.27% -1.65% 6.48% 93.41%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VWSTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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VWSTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Justin Schwartz


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 26, 2016

4.85

4.9%

Justin A. Schwartz, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2004, has worked in investment management since 2005, has managed investment portfolios since 2010. Education: B.S., University of Richmond.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.06 35.78 6.93 0.16