Data Source: from January 1983 to April 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 30 Apr 2022
Live Update: May 27 2022
Category: Fixed Income
ETF: Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV)
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.08%
1 Day
May 27 2022
1.02%
Current Month
May 2022

In the last 30 Years, the Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF obtained a 3.86% compound annual return, with a 2.19% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 1.42% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Bond
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.
  • Bond - Duration: Short Term

The Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author BSV Weight
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income DFA 6.1%
Robo Advisor 0 Betterment 20.0%
Robo Advisor 10 Betterment 15.4%
Robo Advisor 20 Betterment 10.7%

Historical Returns as of Apr 30, 2022

Historical returns and stats of Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF. Total Returns and Inflation Adjusted Returns are both mentioned.

VANGUARD SHORT-TERM BOND (BSV) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 30 Apr 2022
Data Source: from January 1983 to April 2022
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Period Return (%)
as of Apr 2022
Return (%)
Infl.Adj.
Standard
Deviation (%)
Max
Drawdown (%)
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Apr 2022
-0.99
-1.32
-0.99
Apr 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 1
3M
-3.42
-5.67
-3.42
Feb 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 3
6M
-4.61
-8.60
-4.61
Nov 2021 - Apr 2022
0 - 6
YTD
-4.41
-7.24
-4.41
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 4
1Y
-5.09
-12.30
2.10
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
2 - 10
17% pos
3Y(*)
0.68
-3.38
2.07
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
19 - 17
53% pos
5Y(*)
1.08
-2.25
1.80
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
34 - 26
57% pos
10Y(*)
1.09
-1.21
1.56
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
72 - 48
60% pos
15Y(*)
2.14
-0.13
2.26
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
115 - 65
64% pos
20Y(*)
2.60
0.18
2.13
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
162 - 78
68% pos
25Y(*)
3.37
0.95
2.12
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
213 - 87
71% pos
30Y(*)
3.86
1.37
2.19
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
259 - 101
72% pos
MAX(*)
01 Jan 1983
5.33
2.47
2.45
-5.46
Aug 2021 - Apr 2022
354 - 118
75% pos
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

US Inflation is updated to Apr 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 8.22% , 5Y: 3.40% , 10Y: 2.33% , 30Y: 2.46%

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

Capital Growth as of Apr 30, 2022

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since May 1992, now would be worth 3118.74$, with a total return of 211.87% (3.86% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1506.09$, with a net total return of 50.61% (1.37% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1983, now would be worth 7713.97$, with a total return of 671.40% (5.33% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2610.85$, with a net total return of 161.08% (2.47% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since May 1992.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-5.46% Aug 2021 Apr 2022 9 in progress 9
-2.53% Apr 2008 Oct 2008 7 Nov 2008 1 8
-2.18% Feb 1994 Apr 1994 3 Jan 1995 9 12
-2.06% Jan 2009 Feb 2009 2 Jul 2009 5 7
-1.41% Sep 2017 Feb 2018 6 Dec 2018 10 16
-1.38% Apr 2004 May 2004 2 Aug 2004 3 5
-1.35% Aug 2016 Nov 2016 4 Jul 2017 8 12
-1.30% Oct 1992 Nov 1992 2 Jan 1993 2 4
-1.06% May 2013 Jun 2013 2 Nov 2013 5 7
-0.96% Nov 2010 Dec 2010 2 Apr 2011 4 6
-0.93% Jul 2003 Aug 2003 2 Sep 2003 1 3
-0.85% Dec 2009 Dec 2009 1 Jan 2010 1 2
-0.81% Feb 1996 Apr 1996 3 Jun 1996 2 5
-0.69% Nov 2001 Dec 2001 2 Feb 2002 2 4
-0.64% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Mar 1999 1 2
-0.64% Jan 2021 Mar 2021 3 Jul 2021 4 7
-0.62% Mar 2002 Mar 2002 1 Apr 2002 1 2
-0.52% Oct 2015 Dec 2015 3 Jan 2016 1 4
-0.48% Feb 2015 Feb 2015 1 May 2015 3 4
-0.47% Nov 2004 Nov 2004 1 Dec 2004 1 2

Worst drawdowns since January 1983.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-5.46% Aug 2021 Apr 2022 9 in progress 9
-2.53% Apr 2008 Oct 2008 7 Nov 2008 1 8
-2.18% Feb 1994 Apr 1994 3 Jan 1995 9 12
-2.06% Jan 2009 Feb 2009 2 Jul 2009 5 7
-1.65% Mar 1987 May 1987 3 Aug 1987 3 6
-1.41% Sep 2017 Feb 2018 6 Dec 2018 10 16
-1.38% Apr 2004 May 2004 2 Aug 2004 3 5
-1.35% Aug 2016 Nov 2016 4 Jul 2017 8 12
-1.34% May 1983 Jul 1983 3 Sep 1983 2 5
-1.30% Oct 1992 Nov 1992 2 Jan 1993 2 4
-1.27% May 1984 May 1984 1 Jul 1984 2 3
-1.06% May 2013 Jun 2013 2 Nov 2013 5 7
-0.96% Nov 2010 Dec 2010 2 Apr 2011 4 6
-0.93% Jul 2003 Aug 2003 2 Sep 2003 1 3
-0.85% Dec 2009 Dec 2009 1 Jan 2010 1 2
-0.81% Feb 1996 Apr 1996 3 Jun 1996 2 5
-0.80% Aug 1989 Aug 1989 1 Oct 1989 2 3
-0.69% Nov 2001 Dec 2001 2 Feb 2002 2 4
-0.64% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Mar 1999 1 2
-0.64% Jan 2021 Mar 2021 3 Jul 2021 4 7

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
5.54 21.85
Jul 1984 - Jun 1985
-5.09
May 2021 - Apr 2022
4.34%
2 Years
5.57 17.31
Jul 1984 - Jun 1986
-2.02
May 2020 - Apr 2022
1.11%
3 Years
5.49 14.46
Sep 1983 - Aug 1986
0.60
May 2015 - Apr 2018
0.00%
5 Years
5.33 11.40
Jul 1984 - Jun 1989
0.74
May 2013 - Apr 2018
0.00%
7 Years
5.31 10.89
Jun 1984 - May 1991
0.96
Nov 2011 - Oct 2018
0.00%
10 Years
5.27 10.33
Sep 1983 - Aug 1993
1.09
May 2012 - Apr 2022
0.00%
15 Years
5.27 8.86
Sep 1983 - Aug 1998
2.14
May 2007 - Apr 2022
0.00%
20 Years
5.25 8.18
Jan 1983 - Dec 2002
2.60
May 2002 - Apr 2022
0.00%
(*) Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF: in which months is it better to invest?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
0.63
83%
0.29
73%
0.18
68%
0.38
75%
0.38
69%
0.50
79%
0.52
90%
0.49
79%
0.52
72%
0.40
72%
0.46
67%
0.48
74%
Best
Year
2.3
2008
1.9
1986
1.6
1986
2.0
1985
2.8
1985
2.0
1989
2.4
1984
1.7
1986
2.1
1983
3.1
1984
4.3
2008
3.4
2008
Worst
Year
-1.1
2009
-1.0
2009
-1.9
2022
-1.3
1987
-1.3
1984
-0.5
2013
-1.0
1983
-0.8
1989
-0.5
1987
-2.0
2008
-1.0
2016
-0.9
2009
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1983 - Apr 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Vanguard Short-Term Bond (BSV) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
354 Positive Months (75%) - 118 Negative Months (25%)
Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-4.41 -7.24 -1.0 -0.5 -1.9 -1.0
2021
-1.09 -7.64 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2
2020
+4.70 +3.38 0.9 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2
2019
+4.98 +2.66 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.9 0.7 0.0 1.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.2
2018
+1.34 -0.57 -0.5 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4 1.0
2017
+1.20 -0.91 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2016
+1.33 -0.70 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.1 -0.2 1.0 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 -1.0 0.1
2015
+0.92 +0.28 1.0 -0.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2014
+1.37 +0.71 0.5 0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.3
2013
+0.15 -1.34 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.5
2012
+1.65 -0.11 0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.4
2011
+2.95 -0.11 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.2
2010
+3.89 +2.42 1.0 0.3 -0.3 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.5 -0.4 -0.6
2009
+1.53 -1.25 -1.1 -1.0 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.8 -0.9
2008
+8.50 +8.52 2.3 0.8 0.2 -0.6 -0.8 0.2 0.4 0.4 -0.2 -2.0 4.3 3.4
2007
+5.86 +1.68 0.2 1.0 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.0
2006
+4.99 +2.41 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.1
2005
+2.20 -1.10 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.7 0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.4
2004
+2.11 -1.19 0.4 0.7 0.5 -1.1 -0.3 0.1 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.4 -0.5 0.5
2003
+4.20 +2.12 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.3 -0.8 -0.2 1.3 -0.2 0.1 0.6
2002
+5.22 +2.67 0.5 0.4 -0.6 0.7 1.0 -0.4 0.2 1.0 1.1 -0.3 0.3 1.3
2001
+8.14 +6.43 1.6 0.7 0.8 -0.1 0.7 0.6 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 -0.5 -0.2
2000
+8.17 +4.58 0.2 0.6 0.7 -0.4 0.2 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.0 1.1 1.3
1999
+3.31 +0.61 0.7 -0.6 0.9 0.5 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2
1998
+6.57 +4.88 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.3 -0.3 0.3 0.4
1997
+6.95 +5.16 0.5 0.2 -0.2 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.7
1996
+4.79 +1.36 0.8 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.9 0.3 0.2 1.1 1.4 1.0 -0.2
1995
+12.74 +9.95 1.5 1.7 0.6 1.0 2.1 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5 1.0 1.1 0.9
1994
-0.08 -2.61 0.8 -0.8 -0.9 -0.4 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.2
1993
+7.07 +4.14 1.7 1.0 0.3 0.8 -0.3 0.9 0.1 1.1 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.5
1992
+7.19 +4.11 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.9 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.0 1.1 -1.2 -0.1 1.1
1991
+13.08 +9.80 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.9 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.8
1990
+9.23 +2.80 -0.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.6 1.1 1.3 0.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1
1989
+11.45 +6.51 1.0 0.1 0.3 1.6 1.3 2.0 1.8 -0.8 0.6 1.6 0.9 0.4
1988
+6.95 +2.43 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1 1.1 0.1 0.2 1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.2
1987
+4.45 +0.11 1.0 0.6 -0.1 -1.3 -0.3 1.4 0.1 0.2 -0.5 1.6 0.7 0.8
1986
+11.42 +10.11 0.7 1.9 1.6 0.5 -0.1 1.6 0.8 1.7 -0.2 1.1 0.8 0.4
1985
+14.90 +10.70 1.4 -0.5 1.3 2.0 2.8 1.1 0.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.6
1984
+14.23 +9.79 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.3 -1.3 0.7 2.4 1.3 1.8 3.1 1.9 1.5
1983
+9.11 +5.13 1.2 1.8 0.2 1.9 0.0 -0.3 -1.0 0.4 2.1 1.0 0.9 0.7

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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