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In the tables below, ETFdb.com presents recommended exchange traded fund (ETF) alternatives to the mutual fund VBTLX. These recommendations are powered by ETFdb's Mutual Fund to ETF Converter tool.
How ETFdb.com has selected ETF alternatives to VBTLX: The mutual fund VBTLX has been benchmarked by Vanguard against an index, Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, in its fund prospectus. The ETF alternatives to VBTLX listed below consist of (1) ETFs which track Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, and (2) ETFs which track other indexes in the same ETFdb.com Category as Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
The following table presents exchange traded funds linked to Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
The following table presents exchange traded funds linked to indexes in the same ETFdb.com Category as Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
|Symbol||ETF Name||Assets||YTD||Expense Ratio|
|AGZ||iShares Agency Bond ETF||$374,907.56||-0.92%||0.20%|
|BND||Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF||$35,761,579.63||-2.39%||0.05%|
|AGG||iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||$53,357,761.94||-2.28%||0.05%|
|GVI||iShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF||$2,061,711.20||-1.11%||0.20%|
|GBF||iShares Government/Credit Bond ETF||$103,402.07||-2.69%||0.20%|
|BIV||Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF||$12,524,796.69||-2.71%||0.07%|
|BLV||Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF||$2,151,576.00||-7.86%||0.07%|
|BSV||Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF||$25,334,641.07||-0.18%||0.07%|
|MINT||PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund||$10,893,973.63||1.58%||0.35%|
|PCEF||Invesco CEF Income Composite ETF||$706,087.40||-3.10%||2.07%|
|FWDB||AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF||$18,179.52||-0.49%||1.41%|
|XMPT||VanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF||$110,182.90||-7.91%||1.56%|
|SCHZ||Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||$5,257,697.26||-2.23%||0.04%|
|BOND||PIMCO Total Return ETF||$1,892,862.75||-1.80%||0.61%|
|ILTB||iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF||$197,674.89||-7.40%||0.06%|
|ISTB||iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF||$2,204,317.97||-0.17%||0.06%|
|MINC||AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF||$129,199.79||0.98%||0.76%|
|BNDX||Vanguard Total International Bond ETF||$11,934,529.84||0.59%||0.11%|
|ULST||SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF||$94,628.03||1.80%||0.21%|
|FTSD||Franklin Short Duration U.S. Government ETF||$174,911.73||0.56%||0.25%|
|AGZD||WisdomTree Barclays Interest Rate Hedged U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund||$57,389.55||0.90%||0.23%|
|AGND||WisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund||$39,692.35||3.80%||0.28%|
|HOLD||AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF||$64,622.65||1.53%||0.36%|
|BYLD||iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF||$34,645.39||-1.79%||0.25%|
|IUSB||iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF||$2,330,379.94||-2.18%||0.06%|
|FTSM||First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF||$2,783,151.92||1.66%||0.35%|
|WYDE||ProShares CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF||$4,769.74||-1.11%||0.50%|
|FBND||Fidelity Total Bond ETF||$431,522.64||-1.96%||0.36%|
|FLTB||Fidelity Limited Term Bond ETF||$189,470.88||-0.21%||0.36%|
|VBND||Vident Core U.S. Bond Strategy ETF||$509,659.56||-3.16%||0.43%|
|KCNY||KraneShares E Fund China Commercial Paper ETF||$11,874.30||-1.10%||0.62%|
|FLRT||AdvisorShares Pacific Asset Floating Rate ETF||$29,598.42||3.65%||1.12%|
|TOTL||SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF||$2,956,415.23||-1.18%||0.55%|
|AGGY||WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund||$411,942.26||-3.35%||0.12%|
|NFLT||Newfleet Multi-Sector Unconstrained Bond ETF||$108,543.21||-1.57%||0.80%|
|NEAR||iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF||$4,841,363.62||1.60%||0.25%|
|RISE||Sit Rising Rate ETF||$65,085.42||6.48%||1.00%|
|GTO||Invesco Total Return Bond ETF||$40,977.85||-0.83%||0.52%|
|LDUR||PIMCO Low Duration ETF||$202,863.37||1.22%||0.60%|
|STOT||SPDR DoubleLine Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF||$87,398.31||0.14%||0.45%|
|AGGE||IQ Enhanced Core Bond US ETF||$45,094.38||-4.00%||0.30%|
|AGGP||IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond US ETF||$226,610.07||-2.73%||0.38%|
|NUAG||NuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||$71,792.59||-2.85%||0.20%|
|VRIG||Invesco Variable Rate Investment Grade ETF||$438,995.58||1.62%||0.30%|
|MCEF||First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF||$12,833.16||-5.92%||2.11%|
|IFIX||Xtrackers Barclays International Corporate Bond Hedged ETF||$4,980.50||0.21%||0.30%|
|IMTB||iShares Core 5-10 Year USD Bond ETF||$56,681.57||-2.54%||0.06%|
|BNDC||FlexShares Core Select Bond Fund||$34,574.13||-2.60%||0.35%|
|FIBR||iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF||$110,528.31||-1.55%||0.25%|
|FIXD||First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF||$321,016.80||-1.97%||0.55%|
|GRNB||VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF||$25,627.25||-4.48%||0.30%|
|NUSA||NuShares Enhanced Yield 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||$29,000.52||-0.23%||0.20%|
|SHAG||WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate BondFund||$29,185.39||-0.47%||0.12%|
|HTRB||Hartford Total Return Bond ETF||$194,606.99||-2.23%||0.29%|
|PBND||Invesco PureBetaSM US Aggregate Bond ETF||$23,861.10||-2.36%||0.05%|
|NUBD||NuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||$45,313.48||-2.00%||0.20%|
|DIAL||Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF||$89,074.99||-2.96%||0.28%|
|SPAB||SPDR Portfolio Aggregate Bond ETF||$3,044,926.16||-2.46%||0.04%|
|USTB||USAA Core Short-Term Bond ETF||$64,206.86||0.25%||0.35%|
|UITB||USAA Core Intermediate-Term Bond ETF||$153,249.27||-2.70%||0.40%|
|OKDCC||Eaton Vance Oaktree Diversified Credit NextShares||$51,375.36||N/A||0.90%|
|EVFTC||Eaton Vance Floating-Rate NextShares||$5,330.79||N/A||0.73%|
|EVLMC||Eaton Vance TABS 5 to 15 Year Laddered Municipal NextShares||$6,865.17||N/A||0.35%|
|CRUSC||Calvert Ultra-Short Duration Income NextShares||$10,002.87||N/A||0.38%|
|PULS||PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF||$83,821.52||N/A||0.15%|
|FLBL||Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF||$30,255.22||N/A||0.45%|
|UCON||First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF||$125,691.07||N/A||0.75%|
|OPER||ClearShares OPER ETF||$25,115.10||N/A||0.30%|
|IMFC||Invesco Multi-Factor Core Fixed Income ETF||$24,775.91||N/A||0.12%|
|IMFP||Invesco Multi-Factor Core Plus Fixed Income ETF||$49,631.60||N/A||0.16%|
|BNDW||Vanguard Total World Bond ETF||$27,840.00||N/A||0.09%|
|AFIF||Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF||$30,068.69||N/A||1.00%|
|WBND||Western Asset Total Return ETF||$24,906.02||N/A||0.45%|
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