How Is Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor Fund (VUSTX) Performing?

Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv (VUSTX - MF report) a Zacks Ranked #2 (Buy) seeks a high level of current income while preserving investor principal. VUSTX invests a major portion of its assets in long-term bonds whose interest and principal payments are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. At least 65% of VUSTX’s assets will always be invested in U.S. Treasury securities. VUSTX maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of between 15 and 30 years. Dividends are declared daily and distributed monthly. Capital gains, if any, are distributed annually in December.

The Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv fund is managed by Vanguard Group, carries an expense ratio of 0.20, and requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VUSTX has a history of strong positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 7.14%, 3 years 0.19%, and 5 years 6.81%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here.

VUSTX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 4% for 1 year, top 60% over the past 3 years, and in the top 6% over the past 5 years.

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