Vanguard VBND ETF (ASX:VBND)

The Vanguard VBND ETF provides investors with exposure to government debt and investment-grade corporate debt from developed markets around the world.

VBND ETF data

Ticker code: VBND
Yearly fee (MER): 0.20%
FUM: $292.20 million
Monthly spread: 0.04%
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$25.00
$27.50
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$32.50
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$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

share price:

Prices updated using end of day data. Capital return only. FUM, fee and spread data updated monthly.

What does the VBND invest in?

The VBND ETF invests in government, government-related, and corporate debt from countries around the world and has more than 2,000 holdings. While many of the holdings are US-based, the VBND ETF also provides exposure to markets such as Japan, France, Germany and Italy. Most of the holdings are rated BBB- or higher, with a weighted average credit quality of AA-.

What do investors use VBND for?

VBND may be used by investors to gain exposure to global debt markets, providing diversification benefits to an existing equity or Australian debt portfolio. It may also be used by investors seeking to gain a regular income stream from the quarterly distributions.

VBND dividend information

Distributions

A quarterly distribution means the ETF or managed fund expects to return income (generated by the fund) or excess capital gains back to you, the investor, every three months.

DRP Status

A full Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) means the ETF or managed fund allows you, the investor, to take all of your monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly distributions as new units in the ETF/fund. 

Fund Issuer

Vanguard Australia is one of Australia’s largest ETF providers, both by number of ETFs and total money invested (called ‘funds under management’).

Best ETFs warnings

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When an ETF does not have a sufficiently long track record — typically, we consider this to be at least 3 years — the ETF could be at a higher risk of being closed down (if it doesn’t grow), and the historical performance and returns (if any) cannot be relied upon.

Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes. This means investors who buy into this fund or ETF, and are Australian residents for tax purposes, will be subject to Australian taxes and regulation. 

Registry

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