Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Fixed Income
ETF: Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF obtained a 3.05% compound annual return, with a 3.24% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 4.19% compound annual return, with a 3.67% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.53% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

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

The Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author ETF Weight
Five Asset Roger Gibson 14.0%
Robo Advisor 80 Betterment 6.8%
Robo Advisor 90 Betterment 3.5%
Ivy Portfolio Mebane Faber 20.0%
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 40.0%
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 60.0%
Core Four Rick Ferri 20.0%
Coffee House Bill Schultheis 40.0%
Three Funds Bogleheads 20.0%
Four Funds Bogleheads 10.0%
Lifepath Fund iShares 50.8%
Simple Path to Wealth JL Collins 25.0%
Second Grader's Starter Paul Farrell 10.0%
Talmud Portfolio Roger Gibson 33.3%
Conservative Income Charles Schwab 40.0%
Robo Advisor 10 Betterment 3.8%
Robo Advisor 20 Betterment 7.6%
Robo Advisor 50 Betterment 14.7%
Gone Fishin' Portfolio Alexander Green 10.0%
Stocks/Bonds 80/20 20.0%
Stocks/Bonds 20/80 80.0%
Total Bond US 100.0%
All Country World 80/20 10.0%
All Country World 60/40 20.0%
All Country World 40/60 30.0%
All Country World 20/80 40.0%
All Country World Bonds 50.0%

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

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

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

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

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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-0.19%
-0.19%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
0 - 1
3M
+1.88%
-0.19%
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021
2 - 1
6M
+1.61%
-1.27%
Mar 2021 - Mar 2021
4 - 2
YTD
-0.82%
-3.64%
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
4 - 4
1Y
-0.12%
3.09%
-3.64%
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
6 - 6
3Y
+5.53%
annualized
3.89%
-3.88%
Aug 2020 - Mar 2021
21 - 15
5Y
+3.12%
annualized
3.58%
-3.88%
Aug 2020 - Mar 2021
34 - 26
10Y
+3.05%
annualized
3.24%
-4.01%
May 2013 - Aug 2013
72 - 48
MAX
01 Jan 1987
+5.76%
annualized
3.90%
-5.86%
Mar 1987 - Sep 1987
282 - 134

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+6.02% +18.18%
Jan 1995 - Dec 1995
-3.73%
Nov 1993 - Oct 1994
10.62%
2 Years
+6.01% +13.88%
Oct 1990 - Sep 1992
-0.88%
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
1.27%
3 Years
+5.94% +12.82%
May 1990 - Apr 1993
+0.94%
May 2015 - Apr 2018
0.00%
5 Years
+5.87% +11.58%
Oct 1987 - Sep 1992
+1.35%
May 2013 - Apr 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+5.79% +9.80%
Jan 1989 - Dec 1995
+1.69%
Nov 2011 - Oct 2018
0.00%
10 Years
+5.82% +9.20%
Oct 1987 - Sep 1997
+3.05%
Sep 2011 - Aug 2021
0.00%
15 Years
+5.79% +8.59%
Oct 1987 - Sep 2002
+3.57%
Jun 2003 - May 2018
0.00%
20 Years
+5.79% +7.43%
Oct 1987 - Sep 2007
+4.19%
Sep 2001 - Aug 2021
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 Total Bond Market (BND) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

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

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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 %
0.62
74%
0.26
69%
-0.05
51%
0.34
63%
0.57
66%
0.64
74%
0.67
77%
0.65
69%
0.54
74%
0.40
65%
0.40
62%
0.66
71%
Best
Year
3.1
1988
2.2
1995
1.9
2019
2.8
2020
4.0
1995
2.9
1989
2.8
1997
2.8
2019
2.7
2003
3.5
1987
3.9
2008
5.1
2008
Worst
Year
-2.1
2009
-1.8
1994
-2.3
1994
-3.2
1987
-1.9
2013
-1.7
2013
-3.3
2003
-1.6
1989
-2.3
1987
-3.0
2008
-2.6
2016
-1.5
2009

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Investing in Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
-0.82% -0.9 -1.6 -1.3 0.9 0.2 0.9 1.2 -0.2
2020
+7.71% 2.0 1.7 -1.4 2.8 0.7 0.7 1.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 1.2 0.2
2019
+8.83% 1.1 -0.1 1.9 0.0 1.8 1.3 0.2 2.8 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1
2018
-0.12% -1.2 -1.0 0.7 -0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 -0.6 -0.9 0.6 1.9
2017
+3.57% 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.9 -0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.5
2016
+2.52% 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.0 2.0 0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.9 -2.6 0.3
2015
+0.56% 2.4 -1.3 0.6 -0.3 -0.5 -1.1 0.9 -0.3 0.8 0.0 -0.4 -0.2
2014
+5.82% 1.6 0.5 -0.2 0.8 1.1 0.1 -0.3 1.1 -0.6 0.7 0.8 0.1
2013
-2.10% -0.7 0.5 0.1 1.0 -1.9 -1.7 0.4 -0.9 1.1 0.9 -0.3 -0.6
2012
+3.16% 0.6 0.0 -0.5 1.1 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.9
2011
+7.92% 0.1 0.3 -0.2 1.5 1.2 -0.4 1.6 1.7 0.7 0.1 -0.1 1.2
2010
+6.20% 1.3 0.3 -0.2 1.1 1.1 1.5 0.9 1.6 0.0 0.3 -0.7 -1.0
2009
+3.64% -2.1 -0.6 1.1 0.5 0.7 0.6 1.3 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.3 -1.5
2008
+6.86% 1.3 0.1 0.4 -0.3 -1.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 -0.5 -3.0 3.9 5.1
2007
+6.92% -0.1 1.5 0.0 0.5 -0.8 -0.4 0.8 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.9 0.2
2006
+4.27% -0.1 0.4 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 1.4 1.6 0.8 0.7 1.1 -0.5
2005
+2.40% 0.7 -0.6 -0.5 1.4 1.1 0.6 -1.0 1.4 -1.1 -0.8 0.5 1.0
2004
+4.24% 0.9 1.0 0.8 -2.6 -0.4 0.6 1.0 1.9 0.2 0.9 -0.8 0.9
2003
+3.97% 0.1 1.4 -0.1 0.9 1.8 -0.1 -3.3 0.6 2.7 -1.0 0.3 0.9
2002
+8.26% 0.7 0.9 -1.5 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.5 1.7 1.5 -0.6 0.0 2.1
2001
+8.43% 1.8 0.9 0.5 -0.5 0.7 0.5 2.2 1.1 0.9 1.9 -1.3 -0.6
2000
+11.39% -0.2 1.2 1.4 -0.5 -0.2 2.2 0.9 1.4 0.8 0.6 1.6 1.8
1999
-0.76% 0.8 -1.8 0.6 0.4 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1 1.3 0.3 0.0 -0.5
1998
+8.58% 1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.5 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.9 2.0 -0.6 0.5 0.4
1997
+9.44% 0.3 0.1 -1.0 1.5 0.9 1.2 2.8 -0.9 1.5 1.5 0.3 1.0
1996
+3.58% 0.6 -1.8 -0.8 -0.5 -0.2 1.3 0.3 -0.2 1.7 2.2 1.8 -0.9
1995
+18.18% 1.9 2.2 0.7 1.3 4.0 0.7 -0.3 1.2 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.4
1994
-2.66% 1.4 -1.8 -2.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 1.8 0.1 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.8
1993
+9.68% 1.8 2.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 1.8 0.6 1.7 0.4 0.3 -1.0 0.5
1992
+7.14% -1.4 0.6 -0.5 0.7 1.8 1.3 1.9 1.0 1.3 -1.2 0.0 1.5
1991
+15.25% 1.1 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.7 -0.1 1.3 2.1 2.0 1.0 0.7 3.0
1990
+8.65% -1.9 0.8 0.1 -0.9 2.9 1.6 1.3 -1.2 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.5
1989
+13.64% 0.9 -0.6 0.3 2.0 2.5 2.9 2.2 -1.6 0.5 2.5 0.8 0.7
1988
+7.35% 3.1 1.2 -1.2 -0.6 -1.0 2.7 -0.5 0.2 2.2 1.5 -0.9 0.5
1987
+1.54% 1.3 0.5 -0.6 -3.2 -0.4 1.4 -0.1 -0.8 -2.3 3.5 0.7 1.6

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

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