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VEMBX Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Investor

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Fund VEMBX Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Investor IGEM VanEck Vectors EMInvGrd+BBR USD SovBdETF VGAVX Vanguard Emerg Mkts Govt Bd Idx Admiral  
100% 94% 86%
Annual Fees
(0.60% Exp. Ratio)
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.33% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.03% annual return
$15,241.66 $16,189.03 $16,533.87
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$947.37 +$1,292.21
As of 12/31/16
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1 YR RETURN 9.83%
3 YR 5.47%
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The investment seeks to provide total return while generating a moderate level of current income. The fund invests in fixed income securities of various maturities, yields, and qualities. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of assets in fixed income securities of issuers that are tied economically to emerging market countries. The fund seeks to have a majority of its assets denominated in or hedged back to the U.S. dollar, but has the ability to invest in local currency denominated bonds on an unhedged basis. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the J.P. Morgan Custom EM Investment Grade Plus BB-Rated Sovereign USD Bond Index (the "index"). The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index is comprised of sovereign and quasi-sovereign bonds issued by emerging markets issuers, denominated in U.S. dollars with a minimum amount outstanding of at least $750 million. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by governments and government-related issuers in emerging market countries. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays USD Emerging Markets Government RIC Capped Index. All of the fund's investments will be selected through the sampling process, and under normal circumstances at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index. It is non-diversified.

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