The Vanguard Ultra-Short Bond ETF is an actively managed fund that aims to bolster income while minimizing volatility. The fund invests in short-term fixed income securities with maturities of up to two years, and is designed for those with an investment time horizon of six to 18 months. The portfolio includes asset-backed debt, government issued bonds, and investment-grade corporates. While VUSB skews toward securities issued by high-quality borrowers, the fund also invests in some riskier medium-quality fixed income assets. Under normal market conditions, the fund aims to invest at least 80% of its portfolio in fixed income securities. Ultra-short-term debt ETFs have have become a popular way to boost income as a prolonged era of near-zero interest rates drags down yields on savings vehicles like money market funds and CDs. Ultra-short debt ETFs like VUSB can help investors squeeze a little more income out of their portfolios without overloading on risk. VUSB, which debuted in April 2021, is a relatively late entrant into the ultra-short debt category, but it is managed by the same portfolio team as Vanguard’s comparable mutual fund, which has been around since 2015. As one would expect from Vanguard, VUSB is competitively priced compared with rival ETFs.
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View charts featuring ETF fund flow data.5 Day Net Flows: 27.55 M 1 Month Net Flows: 318.01 M 3 Month Net Flows: 766.25 M 6 Month Net Flows: 766.25 M 1 Year Net Flows: 766.25 M 3 Year Net Flows: 766.25 M 5 Year Net Flows: 766.25 M 10 Year Net Flows: 766.25 M
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VUSB does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.
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