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Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (BNDW)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 26, 2023

BNDW is a passive ETF by Vanguard tracking the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Float Adjusted TR Index. BNDW launched on Sep 4, 2018 and has a 0.06% expense ratio.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard Total World Bond ETF in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $10,316 for a total return of roughly 3.16%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BNDW (Vanguard Total World Bond ETF)
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Vanguard Total World Bond ETF had a return of 3.81% year-to-date (YTD) and -4.50% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Vanguard Total World Bond ETF had an annualized return of 0.69%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 7.35%, indicating that Vanguard Total World Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month3.14%-0.66%
6 months3.49%5.67%
1 year-4.50%-10.89%
5 years (annualized)0.69%7.35%
10 years (annualized)0.69%7.35%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Vanguard Total World Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.61. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

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Dividend History

Vanguard Total World Bond ETF granted a 2.31% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.60 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Vanguard Total World Bond ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Vanguard Total World Bond ETF is 17.21%, recorded on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-17.21%Jan 4, 2021454Oct 20, 2022
-7.55%Mar 9, 20209Mar 19, 202070Jun 29, 202079
-1.96%Sep 4, 20198Sep 13, 201991Jan 24, 202099
-1.28%Sep 7, 201821Oct 5, 201841Dec 4, 201862
-1.14%Aug 5, 202018Aug 28, 202064Nov 30, 202082
-0.72%Jul 5, 20196Jul 12, 20198Jul 24, 201914
-0.65%Mar 28, 201915Apr 17, 201913May 7, 201928
-0.57%Jan 4, 20193Jan 8, 201910Jan 23, 201913
-0.47%Feb 4, 20202Feb 5, 20208Feb 18, 202010
-0.47%Feb 25, 20195Mar 1, 20194Mar 7, 20199

Volatility Chart

Current Vanguard Total World Bond ETF volatility is 8.97%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

BNDW (Vanguard Total World Bond ETF)
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SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe Ratio
BNDApr 3, 20070.03%3.7%1.4%3.0%-18.8%-0.5
BNDXMay 31, 20130.07%4.1%1.9%1.7%-16.2%-0.7