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VCIT has an average duration of 6.4 years and an average effective maturity of 7.5 years. The ETF’s yield to maturity is 3.8 years. VCIT charges just 0.07% per year, or $7 on a $10,000 investment, making it cheaper than 91% of competing strategies.

“The strategy’s three- and five-year annualized returns of 2.2% and 2.8% were behind the category average. This underperformance was driven principally by the portfolio’s relatively conservative construction that excludes below-investment-grade bonds. Its risk-adjusted returns, measured by Sharpe ratio, were in line with the category average over the same periods thanks to its significant cost advantage,” according to Morningstar.

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