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Fund VFITX Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury Inv VSIGX Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx Admiral GOVT iShares US Treasury Bond  
100% 96% 91%
Annual Fees
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
(0.10% Exp. Ratio)
(0.15% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.07% annual return
$17,401.70 $17,932.47 $17,665.16
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$530.77 +$263.46
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 3.47%
3 YR 3.12%
5 YR 2.17%
10 YR 4.85%
1 YR RETURN 3.50%
3 YR 3.18%
5 YR 2.25%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 4.02%
3 YR 3.30%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks to provide a moderate and sustainable level of current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in U.S. Treasury securities, which include bills, bonds, and notes issued by the U.S. Treasury. It is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 5 to 10 years.
The investment seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with an intermediate-term dollar-weighted average maturity. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays U.S. 3-10 Year Government Float Adjusted Index. This index includes fixed income securities issued by the U.S. Treasury and U.S. government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the U.S. government, with maturities between 3 and 10 years. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in bonds included in the index.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the ICE U.S. Treasury Core Bond Index (the "underlying index"). The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the underlying index, but which the advisor believes will help the fund track the index. The underlying index measures the performance of public obligations of the U.S. Treasury that have a remaining maturity greater than one year and less than or equal to thirty years.

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