|Day Lo||-||Day Hi||-|
This ETF offers exposure to short term government bonds, focusing on Treasury bonds that mature in one to three years. As such, interest rate exposure for this product will be towards the low end, giving VGSH safe haven appeal as an asset that avoids both credit risk and interest rate risk. VGIT offers exposure to mid-dated Treasuries while VGLT is an option for those looking to focus on the long end of the maturity curve and enhance returns. VGSH probably doesn't have much appeal as a core holding, since the overlap with broad-based funds such as BND will be significant. But this ETF can be a useful tool for tilting exposure towards Treasury bonds with a bias towards the shorter end of the maturity spectrum, decreasing the effective duration of a portfolio and minimizing overall volatility. Like most Vanguard ETFs, VGSH is among the cheapest options available; commission free trading in Vanguard accounts may increase the cost appeal to those keeping an eye on fees. Other options offering similar exposure include SHY and TUZ; the effective durations and yields on these products may vary slightly.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VGSH on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Government Bonds with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||6.51%|
|Cash And Equivalents||0.14%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||0.09%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||49.55%|
|1% to 2%||41.14%|
|2% to 3%||4.29%|
|3% to 4%||4.62%|
|4% to 5%||0.2%|
|5% to 6%||0.02%|
|6% to 7%||0.0%|
|7% to 8%||0.0%|
|8% to 9%||0.0%|
|9% to 10%||0.02%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.02%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.12%|
There are 13 other ETFs in the Government Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VGSH relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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