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Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV)
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ETF Info

ISINUS9219378273
CUSIP921937827
IssuerVanguard
Inception DateApr 3, 2007
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryTotal Bond Market
Index TrackedBarclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Float Adjusted Index
Home Pageadvisors.vanguard.com
Asset ClassBond

Expense Ratio

BSV has an expense ratio of 0.04% which is considered to be low.


Expense ratio chart for BSV: current value at 0.04% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.04%

Share Price Chart


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Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


50.00%100.00%150.00%200.00%250.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
47.27%
275.01%
BSV (Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF had a return of 0.98% year-to-date (YTD) and 4.26% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF had an annualized return of 1.41%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.85%, indicating that Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date0.98%13.87%
1 month0.60%2.33%
6 months1.51%15.10%
1 year4.26%22.72%
5 years (annualized)1.08%13.49%
10 years (annualized)1.41%10.85%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of BSV, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20240.30%-0.66%0.42%-0.70%0.91%0.98%
20231.24%-1.20%1.92%0.38%-0.47%-0.56%0.34%0.21%-0.44%0.03%1.79%1.62%4.90%
2022-1.03%-0.53%-1.93%-0.99%0.76%-0.86%1.01%-1.40%-1.80%-0.21%1.41%0.02%-5.49%
2021-0.06%-0.39%-0.19%0.25%0.21%-0.19%0.38%-0.07%-0.30%-0.52%-0.06%-0.15%-1.09%
20200.89%0.95%0.45%0.79%0.57%0.29%0.36%-0.02%0.01%-0.13%0.23%0.23%4.70%
20190.62%0.09%0.97%0.16%0.92%0.70%0.03%1.14%-0.26%0.42%-0.08%0.20%4.98%
2018-0.48%-0.30%0.23%-0.22%0.36%0.05%0.06%0.38%-0.16%0.06%0.36%0.99%1.34%
20170.29%0.19%0.11%0.42%0.25%-0.09%0.35%0.34%-0.31%-0.03%-0.27%-0.04%1.20%
20160.79%0.32%0.45%0.09%-0.21%1.01%0.17%-0.27%0.19%-0.26%-1.01%0.06%1.32%
20150.95%-0.48%0.45%-0.05%0.12%-0.13%0.14%-0.08%0.51%-0.08%-0.29%-0.15%0.92%
20140.53%0.16%-0.30%0.25%0.41%-0.04%-0.24%0.35%-0.15%0.40%0.27%-0.18%1.48%
2013-0.02%0.23%0.01%0.29%-0.53%-0.53%0.42%-0.27%0.51%0.30%0.21%-0.46%0.16%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of BSV is 71, suggesting that the investment has average results relative to other ETFs in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is determined by the cumulative values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of BSV is 7171
BSV (Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of BSV is 7373Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of BSV is 7676Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of BSV is 7474Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of BSV is 5353Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of BSV is 7979Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


BSV
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for BSV, currently valued at 1.64, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.001.64
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for BSV, currently valued at 2.55, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.002.55
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for BSV, currently valued at 1.30, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.003.501.30
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for BSV, currently valued at 0.78, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.000.78
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for BSV, currently valued at 8.36, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.00120.00140.008.36
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.14, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.002.14
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.04, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.04
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.38, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.003.501.38
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.71, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.71
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 8.02, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.00120.00140.008.02

Sharpe Ratio

The current Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF Sharpe ratio is 1.64. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio0.501.001.502.002.503.002024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
1.64
2.14
BSV (Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF granted a 2.91% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.24 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$2.24$1.89$1.13$1.17$1.48$1.84$1.57$1.30$1.18$1.12$1.16$1.19

Dividend yield

2.91%2.46%1.50%1.45%1.79%2.29%1.99%1.65%1.48%1.40%1.45%1.48%

Monthly Dividends

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


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.20$0.19$0.20$0.20$0.22$1.01
2023$0.00$0.13$0.12$0.14$0.14$0.15$0.15$0.17$0.17$0.17$0.19$0.38$1.89
2022$0.00$0.07$0.07$0.10$0.07$0.08$0.09$0.09$0.10$0.10$0.11$0.23$1.13
2021$0.00$0.10$0.08$0.09$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.07$0.08$0.07$0.07$0.37$1.17
2020$0.00$0.15$0.14$0.14$0.14$0.13$0.12$0.12$0.12$0.11$0.11$0.20$1.48
2019$0.00$0.16$0.14$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.15$0.16$0.16$0.16$0.15$0.30$1.84
2018$0.00$0.12$0.11$0.13$0.12$0.13$0.12$0.13$0.14$0.13$0.14$0.28$1.57
2017$0.00$0.10$0.09$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.11$0.23$1.30
2016$0.00$0.09$0.09$0.10$0.09$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.10$0.21$1.18
2015$0.00$0.08$0.08$0.11$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.09$0.23$1.12
2014$0.00$0.08$0.07$0.09$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.35$1.16
2013$0.09$0.08$0.14$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.08$0.07$0.08$0.33$1.19

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-5.00%-4.00%-3.00%-2.00%-1.00%0.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
-1.08%
-0.04%
BSV (Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF was 8.54%, occurring on Oct 20, 2022. The portfolio has not yet recovered.

The current Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF drawdown is 1.08%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-8.54%Aug 4, 2021307Oct 20, 2022
-7.02%Sep 16, 200820Oct 13, 200828Nov 20, 200848
-4.65%Mar 9, 20209Mar 19, 202015Apr 9, 202024
-2.75%Jan 16, 200938Mar 12, 200982Jul 9, 2009120
-2.27%Mar 20, 200860Jun 13, 200857Sep 4, 2008117

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF volatility is 0.68%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


1.00%2.00%3.00%4.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
0.68%
2.26%
BSV (Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)