Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH): Historical Returns

Data Source: from January 2010 to January 2024 (~14 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024
Category: Fixed Income
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.32%
January 2024

In the last 10 Years, the Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF obtained a 1.99% compound annual return, with a 2.87% standard deviation.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Bond
  • Region: Developed Markets
  • Country: Broad Developed Markets
  • Bond - Duration: Short Term

Investment Returns as of Jan 31, 2024

The Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 31 January 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Jan 31, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Feb 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y MAX
(~14Y)
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF n.a. n.a. 0.32 3.99 4.51 2.05 1.99 2.52
US Inflation Adjusted return 0.02 2.29 1.36 -2.02 -0.77 -0.02
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 2010
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Jan 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 3.11% , 5Y: 4.16% , 10Y: 2.79%

In 2023, the Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF granted a 3.23% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Jan 31, 2024

An investment of 1$, since February 2014, now would be worth 1.22$, with a total return of 21.80% (1.99% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 0.93$, with a net total return of -7.46% (-0.77% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 2010, now would be worth 1.42$, with a total return of 42.05% (2.52% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1.00$, with a net total return of -0.30% (-0.02% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of Jan 31, 2024

Metrics of Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF, updated as of 31 January 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 2010 - 31 January 2024 (~14 years)
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Metrics as of Jan 31, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y MAX
(~14Y)
Investment Return (%) 0.32 4.61 3.99 4.51 -0.04 2.05 1.99 2.52
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 0.02 3.88 2.29 1.36 -5.40 -2.02 -0.77 -0.02
US Inflation (%) 0.31 0.70 1.66 3.11 5.66 4.16 2.79 2.55
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -1.57 -8.60 -8.60 -8.60 -8.60
Start to Recovery (# months) details 3 30* 30* 30* 30*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 1 15 15 15 15
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10
Bottom to End (# months) 2 15 15 15 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 04 - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%) -0.68
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details 3
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 09 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 2 15 15 15 15
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10
Bottom to End (# months) 1 15 15 15 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 - - - -
Longest negative period (# months) details 9 36* 45 45 45
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2020 02 2020 02 2020 02
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 01 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Annualized Return (%) -0.13 -0.04 -0.19 -0.19 -0.19
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -2.43 -19.03 -19.47 -19.47 -19.47
Start to Recovery (# months) details 11 36* 42* 42* 42*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2020 08 2020 08 2020 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 9 21 27 27 27
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10
Bottom to End (# months) 2 15 15 15 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2020 08 2020 08 2020 08
Start to Bottom (# months) 9 21 27 27 27
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10 2022 10
Bottom to End (# months) 2 15 15 15 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - -
Longest negative period (# months) details 10 36* 60* 120* 169*
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 02 2021 02 2019 02 2014 02 2010 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 01 2024 01 2024 01 2024 01
Annualized Return (%) -0.30 -5.40 -2.02 -0.77 -0.02
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 3.66 3.82 3.79 2.87 2.64
Sharpe Ratio -0.16 -0.59 0.07 0.30 -0.56
Sortino Ratio -0.24 -0.87 0.10 0.41 -0.76
Ulcer Index 0.53 4.34 3.41 2.44 2.07
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 1.23 -0.01 0.54 0.69 0.96
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 2.87 -0.01 0.24 0.23 0.29
% Positive Months details 58% 44% 60% 60% 62%
Positive Months 7 16 36 72 105
Negative Months 5 20 24 48 64
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.99 3.11
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.35
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -0.77 1.42
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -1.17
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y MAX
Over the latest 10Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 7.46 4.55 3.55 1.99
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -8.15 -1.25 0.75
% Positive Periods 78% 80% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 92.23 29.21 19.48 10.06
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 5.53 2.59 1.68 -0.77
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -15.11 -6.59 -2.98
% Positive Periods 55% 56% 57% 0%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 92.23 29.21 19.48 10.06
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jan 2010 - Jan 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 7.46 4.62 3.55 3.11
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -8.15 -1.25 0.75 1.35
% Positive Periods 85% 87% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 92.23 29.21 19.48 10.06
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 5.53 2.59 1.82 1.42
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -15.11 -6.59 -2.98 -1.17
% Positive Periods 62% 72% 75% 54%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 92.23 29.21 19.48 10.06
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - -
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio.
  • Deepest/Longest Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. The deepest (or maximum) drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. The longest drawdown is the period observed from a peak to the subsequent peak with the greatest duration.
  • Longest negative period: it's the maximum period for which an overall negative return has been observed.
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Ulcer Index: it's a measure of downside risk that quantifies the depth and duration of drawdowns in an investment portfolio.
  • Best/Worst 10Y returns: the best and the worst 10-year return over a time frame.
  • Rolling Returns: N-year returns over a time frame, calculated over all the available data source (best, worst, % of positive returns). Each rolling period, longer than the longest negative period, yielded a non-negative minimum return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money in any case (money amount withdrawal).
    For instance: Your initial invested capital is 100.000$; withdrawal rate (annualized) is 4%. This means that, in the first month, you will withdraw 100.000 * 4% * 1/12 = 333.33$. The second month, you’ll withdraw 333.33$ plus the inflation monthly rate. You’ll continue adjusting your withdraw monthly for inflation.
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, preserving the original invested capital, adjusted for inflation too.

Correlations as of Jan 31, 2024

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1. If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.
Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.

Monthly correlations of Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 January 2024
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Correlation vs VCSH
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years Since
Jan 2010
VTI
US Total Stock Market
0.74
0.66
0.55
0.52
SPY
US Large Cap
0.76
0.65
0.55
0.52
IJR
US Small Cap
0.50
0.57
0.46
0.43
VNQ
US REITs
0.76
0.68
0.64
0.63
QQQ
US Technology
0.65
0.63
0.53
0.51
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.60
0.76
0.74
0.73
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.81
0.70
0.61
0.57
VT
World All Countries
0.79
0.70
0.60
0.57
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.76
0.68
0.58
0.55
VGK
Europe
0.77
0.68
0.60
0.56
VPL
Pacific
0.85
0.71
0.59
0.54
FLLA
Latin America
0.66
0.48
0.43
0.45
BND
US Total Bond Market
0.97
0.88
0.87
0.83
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
0.90
0.54
0.55
0.42
BIL
US Cash
0.40
0.12
0.11
0.06
TIP
TIPS
0.92
0.79
0.77
0.71
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
0.96
0.92
0.92
0.90
HYG
High Yield Bonds
0.92
0.83
0.75
0.73
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
0.61
0.63
0.57
0.56
BNDX
International Bonds
0.92
0.84
0.80
0.77
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
0.87
0.88
0.84
0.83
GLD
Gold
0.61
0.45
0.41
0.35
DBC
Commodities
0.08
0.15
0.13
0.19

If you want to learn more about historical correlations, you can find out here how the main asset class are correlated to each other.

Drawdowns

A drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.

VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 2014 - 31 January 2024 (10 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 2010 - 31 January 2024 (~14 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-8.60% Aug 2021 Oct 2022 15 in progress 15 30 4.74
-3.48% Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 May 2020 2 3 1.78
-1.24% Sep 2017 Feb 2018 6 Dec 2018 10 16 0.63
-1.18% Aug 2016 Nov 2016 4 Apr 2017 5 9 0.51
-0.62% Jan 2021 Mar 2021 3 May 2021 2 5 0.33
-0.47% Jun 2015 Jun 2015 1 Sep 2015 3 4 0.28
-0.32% Sep 2014 Sep 2014 1 Oct 2014 1 2 0.18
-0.30% Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 Apr 2014 1 2 0.17
-0.24% Nov 2015 Dec 2015 2 Feb 2016 2 4 0.11
-0.20% Feb 2015 Feb 2015 1 Mar 2015 1 2 0.12
-0.19% Dec 2014 Dec 2014 1 Jan 2015 1 2 0.11
-0.16% Jul 2014 Jul 2014 1 Aug 2014 1 2 0.09
-0.12% Sep 2020 Sep 2020 1 Nov 2020 2 3 0.06
-0.07% May 2016 May 2016 1 Jun 2016 1 2 0.04
-0.05% Jun 2021 Jun 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 2 0.03
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 46 2.6 Months 38.02%
 
DD = 0% 38.02%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 63 1.9 Months 52.07%
 
DD <= -5% 90.08%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 12 10.1 Months 9.92%
 
DD <= -10% 100.00%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -15% 100.00%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-19.47% Aug 2020 Oct 2022 27 in progress 15 42 12.94
-3.64% Aug 2016 Nov 2018 28 Jun 2019 7 35 2.18
-3.07% Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 Apr 2020 1 2 1.77
-1.54% Feb 2015 Aug 2015 7 Mar 2016 7 14 0.82
-0.50% Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 May 2014 2 3 0.29
-0.41% Jun 2014 Sep 2014 4 Oct 2014 1 5 0.24
-0.31% Apr 2016 May 2016 2 Jun 2016 1 3 0.15
-0.27% Nov 2019 Nov 2019 1 Jan 2020 2 3 0.15
-0.20% Sep 2019 Sep 2019 1 Oct 2019 1 2 0.11
-0.10% Jul 2019 Jul 2019 1 Aug 2019 1 2 0.06
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 19 6.4 Months 15.70%
 
DD = 0% 15.70%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 74 1.6 Months 61.16%
 
DD <= -5% 76.86%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 4 30.3 Months 3.31%
 
DD <= -10% 80.17%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 4 30.3 Months 3.31%
 
DD <= -15% 83.47%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 20 6.1 Months 16.53%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-8.60% Aug 2021 Oct 2022 15 in progress 15 30 4.74
-3.48% Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 May 2020 2 3 1.78
-1.54% May 2013 Jun 2013 2 Oct 2013 4 6 0.84
-1.24% Sep 2017 Feb 2018 6 Dec 2018 10 16 0.63
-1.18% Aug 2016 Nov 2016 4 Apr 2017 5 9 0.51
-1.12% Aug 2011 Nov 2011 4 Jan 2012 2 6 0.59
-0.98% Nov 2010 Dec 2010 2 Apr 2011 4 6 0.48
-0.62% Jan 2021 Mar 2021 3 May 2021 2 5 0.33
-0.47% Jun 2015 Jun 2015 1 Sep 2015 3 4 0.28
-0.32% Sep 2014 Sep 2014 1 Oct 2014 1 2 0.18
-0.30% Mar 2014 Mar 2014 1 Apr 2014 1 2 0.17
-0.24% Nov 2015 Dec 2015 2 Feb 2016 2 4 0.11
-0.20% Feb 2015 Feb 2015 1 Mar 2015 1 2 0.12
-0.19% Dec 2014 Dec 2014 1 Jan 2015 1 2 0.11
-0.16% Jul 2014 Jul 2014 1 Aug 2014 1 2 0.09
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 73 2.3 Months 42.94%
 
DD = 0% 42.94%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 85 2.0 Months 50.00%
 
DD <= -5% 92.94%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 12 14.2 Months 7.06%
 
DD <= -10% 100.00%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -15% 100.00%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-19.47% Aug 2020 Oct 2022 27 in progress 15 42 12.94
-3.64% Aug 2016 Nov 2018 28 Jun 2019 7 35 2.18
-3.07% Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 Apr 2020 1 2 1.77
-2.66% Nov 2010 Nov 2011 13 Feb 2012 3 16 1.49
-1.85% May 2013 Aug 2013 4 Nov 2014 15 19 0.84
-1.54% Feb 2015 Aug 2015 7 Mar 2016 7 14 0.82
-0.44% Jan 2013 Feb 2013 2 Mar 2013 1 3 0.25
-0.31% Apr 2016 May 2016 2 Jun 2016 1 3 0.15
-0.29% Mar 2012 Mar 2012 1 May 2012 2 3 0.15
-0.27% Nov 2019 Nov 2019 1 Jan 2020 2 3 0.15
-0.20% Sep 2019 Sep 2019 1 Oct 2019 1 2 0.11
-0.10% Jul 2019 Jul 2019 1 Aug 2019 1 2 0.06
-0.08% May 2010 May 2010 1 Jun 2010 1 2 0.05
-0.00% Sep 2012 Sep 2012 1 Oct 2012 1 2 0.00
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 35 4.9 Months 20.59%
 
DD = 0% 20.59%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 107 1.6 Months 62.94%
 
DD <= -5% 83.53%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 4 42.5 Months 2.35%
 
DD <= -10% 85.88%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 4 42.5 Months 2.35%
 
DD <= -15% 88.24%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 20 8.5 Months 11.76%
 
DD <= -20% 100.00%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -25% 100.00%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 

Rolling Returns

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A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 2014 - 31 January 2024 (10 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 2010 - 31 January 2024 (~14 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -8.15 10/2021
09/2022
0.91$ -0.45 0.99$ 1.86 1.01$ 5.13 1.05$ 7.46 12/2018
11/2019
1.07$ 4.51 21.10%
2Y -3.73 11/2020
10/2022
0.92$ -2.08 0.95$ 2.09 1.04$ 4.17 1.08$ 6.29 12/2018
11/2020
1.12$ 0.77 20.62%
3Y -1.25 11/2020
10/2023
0.96$ -0.21 0.99$ 2.01 1.06$ 3.91 1.12$ 4.55 05/2018
04/2021
1.14$ -0.04 20.00%
5Y 0.75 11/2017
10/2022
1.03$ 1.56 1.08$ 2.40 1.12$ 3.16 1.16$ 3.55 01/2016
12/2020
1.19$ 2.05 0.00%
7Y 1.23 11/2015
10/2022
1.08$ 1.41 1.10$ 1.83 1.13$ 2.77 1.21$ 2.88 02/2014
01/2021
1.21$ 2.05 0.00%
10Y 1.99 02/2014
01/2024
1.21$ 1.99 1.21$ 1.99 1.21$ 1.99 1.21$ 1.99 02/2014
01/2024
1.21$ 1.99 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -15.11 10/2021
09/2022
0.84$ -6.73 0.93$ 0.32 1.00$ 3.65 1.03$ 5.53 11/2018
10/2019
1.05$ 1.36 44.95%
2Y -10.01 11/2020
10/2022
0.80$ -7.67 0.85$ 0.29 1.00$ 2.07 1.04$ 4.59 12/2018
11/2020
1.09$ -3.78 44.33%
3Y -6.59 11/2020
10/2023
0.81$ -5.40 0.84$ 0.22 1.00$ 1.89 1.05$ 2.59 03/2018
02/2021
1.07$ -5.40 43.53%
5Y -2.98 11/2017
10/2022
0.85$ -2.30 0.89$ 0.36 1.01$ 1.22 1.06$ 1.68 09/2015
08/2020
1.08$ -2.02 42.62%
7Y -2.10 10/2016
09/2023
0.86$ -1.98 0.86$ -1.38 0.90$ 0.84 1.06$ 1.28 02/2014
01/2021
1.09$ -1.38 67.57%
10Y -0.77 02/2014
01/2024
0.92$ -0.77 0.92$ -0.77 0.92$ -0.77 0.92$ -0.77 02/2014
01/2024
0.92$ -0.77 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -8.15 10/2021
09/2022
0.91$ 0.08 1.00$ 2.17 1.02$ 4.92 1.04$ 7.46 12/2018
11/2019
1.07$ 4.51 14.56%
2Y -3.73 11/2020
10/2022
0.92$ 0.46 1.00$ 2.37 1.04$ 4.17 1.08$ 6.29 12/2018
11/2020
1.12$ 0.77 13.70%
3Y -1.25 11/2020
10/2023
0.96$ 0.78 1.02$ 2.35 1.07$ 3.85 1.11$ 4.62 01/2010
12/2012
1.14$ -0.04 12.69%
5Y 0.75 11/2017
10/2022
1.03$ 1.65 1.08$ 2.40 1.12$ 3.09 1.16$ 3.55 01/2016
12/2020
1.19$ 2.05 0.00%
7Y 1.23 11/2015
10/2022
1.08$ 1.60 1.11$ 2.40 1.18$ 2.83 1.21$ 3.05 09/2013
08/2020
1.23$ 2.05 0.00%
10Y 1.35 11/2012
10/2022
1.14$ 1.68 1.18$ 2.45 1.27$ 3.00 1.34$ 3.11 07/2010
06/2020
1.35$ 1.99 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -15.11 10/2021
09/2022
0.84$ -3.17 0.96$ 0.62 1.00$ 3.24 1.03$ 5.53 11/2018
10/2019
1.05$ 1.36 37.34%
2Y -10.01 11/2020
10/2022
0.80$ -4.11 0.91$ 0.86 1.01$ 1.88 1.03$ 4.59 12/2018
11/2020
1.09$ -3.78 29.45%
3Y -6.59 11/2020
10/2023
0.81$ -3.90 0.88$ 0.84 1.02$ 1.79 1.05$ 2.59 03/2018
02/2021
1.07$ -5.40 27.61%
5Y -2.98 11/2017
10/2022
0.85$ -2.02 0.90$ 0.77 1.03$ 1.42 1.07$ 1.82 02/2010
01/2015
1.09$ -2.02 24.55%
7Y -2.10 10/2016
09/2023
0.86$ -1.68 0.88$ 0.73 1.05$ 1.16 1.08$ 1.51 09/2013
08/2020
1.11$ -1.38 29.07%
10Y -1.17 11/2012
10/2022
0.88$ -1.00 0.90$ 0.27 1.02$ 1.25 1.13$ 1.42 06/2010
05/2020
1.15$ -0.77 46.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

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

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF?

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
Gain Frequency
0.32
60%
-0.33
40%
-0.56
40%
0.49
80%
0.60
80%
0.07
40%
0.68
100%
-0.05
60%
-0.62
0%
-0.04
40%
1.00
80%
0.56
100%
Best 1.7
2023
0.6
2020
1.5
2023
2.8
2020
1.5
2020
1.0
2019
1.6
2022
1.1
2019
0.0
2019
0.5
2019
2.4
2023
1.8
2023
Worst -1.2
2022
-1.6
2023
-3.5
2020
-1.5
2022
-0.4
2023
-1.3
2022
0.1
2019
-1.6
2022
-2.2
2022
-0.5
2021
-0.3
2021
0.0
2022
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 2010 - Jan 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.40
70%
-0.14
50%
-0.14
60%
0.36
80%
0.44
80%
0.12
50%
0.46
90%
0.05
60%
-0.31
10%
0.03
50%
0.39
50%
0.35
70%
Best 1.7
2023
0.6
2020
1.5
2023
2.8
2020
1.5
2020
1.2
2016
1.6
2022
1.1
2019
0.6
2015
0.5
2019
2.4
2023
1.8
2023
Worst -1.2
2022
-1.6
2023
-3.5
2020
-1.5
2022
-0.4
2023
-1.3
2022
-0.2
2014
-1.6
2022
-2.2
2022
-0.5
2021
-1.0
2016
-0.2
2015
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 2010 - Jan 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.49
73%
0.02
64%
-0.07
57%
0.44
86%
0.30
64%
0.09
50%
0.61
93%
0.08
57%
-0.14
29%
0.20
64%
0.20
43%
0.30
64%
Best 1.7
2023
0.9
2012
1.5
2023
2.8
2020
1.5
2020
1.2
2016
1.6
2022
1.1
2019
0.9
2010
0.8
2011
2.4
2023
1.8
2023
Worst -1.2
2022
-1.6
2023
-3.5
2020
-1.5
2022
-0.6
2013
-1.3
2022
-0.2
2014
-1.6
2022
-2.2
2022
-0.5
2021
-1.0
2016
-0.4
2010
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 2010 - Jan 2024

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

VANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND (VCSH) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 February 2014 - 31 January 2024 (10 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 2010 - 31 January 2024 (~14 years)
72 Positive Months (60%) - 48 Negative Months (40%)
105 Positive Months (62%) - 64 Negative Months (38%)
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