Last Update: 31 Oct 2020

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

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF obtained a 3.41% compound annual return, with a 3.23% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.91% 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%

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
Oct 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-0.56%
-0.56%
Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
0 - 1
3M
-1.59%
-1.59%
Aug 2020 - Oct 2020
0 - 3
6M
+1.18%
-1.59%
Aug 2020 - Oct 2020
3 - 3
YTD
+6.26%
-1.59%
Aug 2020 - Oct 2020
6 - 4
1Y
+6.14%
4.19%
-1.59%
Aug 2020 - Oct 2020
6 - 6
3Y
+5.07%
annualized
3.75%
-2.58%
Jan 2018 - Oct 2018
19 - 17
5Y
+4.05%
annualized
3.46%
-3.68%
Aug 2016 - Nov 2016
34 - 26
10Y
+3.41%
annualized
3.23%
-4.01%
May 2013 - Aug 2013
72 - 48
MAX
01 Jan 1987
+5.89%
annualized
3.91%
-5.86%
Mar 1987 - Sep 1987
276 - 130

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns

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
+6.12% +18.18%
Jan 1995 - Dec 1995
-3.73%
Nov 1993 - Oct 1994
9.62%
2 Years
+6.02% +13.88%
Oct 1990 - Sep 1992
-0.88%
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
1.31%
3 Years
+5.96% +12.82%
May 1990 - Apr 1993
+0.94%
May 2015 - Apr 2018
0.00%
5 Years
+5.93% +11.58%
Oct 1987 - Sep 1992
+1.35%
May 2013 - Apr 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+5.86% +9.80%
Jan 1989 - Dec 1995
+1.69%
Nov 2011 - Oct 2018
0.00%
10 Years
+5.91% +9.20%
Oct 1987 - Sep 1997
+3.08%
Jan 2009 - Dec 2018
0.00%
15 Years
+5.86% +8.59%
Oct 1987 - Sep 2002
+3.57%
Jun 2003 - May 2018
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF Seasonality

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Months
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7
Best 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 -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
Gain
Frequency
76 71 53 62 65 74 76 71 74 65 61 70

Detail of Monthly Returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020
+6.26% 2.0 1.7 -1.4 2.8 0.7 0.7 1.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6
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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