VGSH
Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF

Price: $57.94
Change: $0.1 (0.0%)
Category: Government Bonds
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Vitals

Issuer Vanguard
Brand Vanguard
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.04%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Nov 19, 2009

Analyst Report

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.

ETF Database Themes

Category Government Bonds
Asset Class Bond
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.
Bond Type(s) Treasuries
Bond Duration Short-Term

FactSet Classifications

Segment Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Treasury Investment Grade Short-Term
Category Government, Treasury
Focus Investment Grade
Niche Short-Term
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Market Value

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $55.31
  • 52 Week Hi $57.96
  • AUM $19,407.2 M
  • Shares 335.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 1,339,565
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 2,024,812

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Government Bonds Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPTL 0.03% $9.7 B 4 M -2.82%
Largest (AUM) TLT 0.15% $50.4 B 39 M -3.47%
Most Liquid (Volume) TLT 0.15% $50.4 B 39 M -3.47%
Top YTD Performer RISR 1.13% $60.2 M 15,678 13.32%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Treasury Investment Grade Short-Term Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHO 0.03% $10.5 B 906,949 1.06%
Largest (AUM) SHY 0.15% $24.3 B 3 M 1.03%
Most Liquid (Volume) SHY 0.15% $24.3 B 3 M 1.03%
Top YTD Performer HIGH 0.51% $425.7 M 228,085 3.14%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

VGSH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 97 57 51
% of Assets in Top 10 15.51% 56.47% 53.43%
% of Assets in Top 15 22.70% 67.18% 60.38%
% of Assets in Top 50 67.33% 91.19% 87.79%

Size Comparison

VGSH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A N/A N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A N/A N/A
Small (>600M) N/A N/A N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A N/A N/A

VGSH Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

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VGSH Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

VGSH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Dividend Date 2024-06-03 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 2.24 $ 2.25 $ 2.01
Annual Dividend Yield 3.87% 4.39% 4.58%

VGSH Price and Volume Charts

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VGSH Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: -2.89 M 1 Month Net Flows: 88.18 M 3 Month Net Flows: -604.25 M 6 Month Net Flows: -2.27 B 1 Year Net Flows: -3.02 B 3 Year Net Flows: 7.6 B 5 Year Net Flows: 14.87 B 10 Year Net Flows: 19.75 B

VGSH Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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