Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund (VGSH)

NASDAQ: VGSH · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.12 (-0.20%)
Feb 1, 2023, 9:50 AM EST - Market open
Assets $18.50B
Expense Ratio 0.04%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out 317.61M
Dividend (ttm) $0.66
Dividend Yield 1.14%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 23, 2022
Payout Ratio n/a
1-Year Return -3.54%
Volume 359,641
Open 58.23
Previous Close 58.25
Day's Range 58.13 - 58.15
52-Week Low 57.34
52-Week High 60.42
Beta 0.12
Holdings 95
Inception Date Nov 19, 2009

About VGSH

The Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Index Fund (VGSH) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in investment grade fixed income. The fund tracks a market-weighted index of fixed income securities issued by the U.S. Treasury, excluding inflation-protected securities, with maturities of 1-3 years. VGSH was launched on Nov 19, 2009 and is managed by Vanguard.

Asset Class Fixed Income
Category Short Government
Region North America
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol VGSH
Issuer Website Vanguard
Index Tracked Bloomberg U.S. Government 1-3 Year Float Adjusted


Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 23, 2022 $0.1145 Dec 29, 2022
Dec 1, 2022 $0.0983 Dec 6, 2022
Nov 1, 2022 $0.0881 Nov 4, 2022
Oct 3, 2022 $0.0709 Oct 6, 2022
Sep 1, 2022 $0.0603 Sep 7, 2022
Aug 1, 2022 $0.0556 Aug 4, 2022
Full Dividend History


Get Strong, Stable Yields With Treasuries

Following a historically rough year for fixed income, the asset class is looking up. Throughout 2022, yields on bond investments went up by two to four percentage points (depending on the category).

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1 week ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Rise Following Strong Jobs Report

U.S. Treasury yields rose after strong jobs data was reported on Thursday. Per CNBC, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury gained 1 basis point to 3.718%, while the 2-year Treasury yield was tra...

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3 weeks ago - ETF Trends

Top-Read Fixed Income ETF Stories In 2022

While equity markets were volatile in 2022, it was a particularly bad year for bond markets. Amid a year when the Federal Reserve was raising interest rates to battle record-high inflation, it was the...

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1 month ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Remain High Following Latest Rate Hike

Treasury yields rose on Monday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 50 basis points and indicated that more rate hikes were to be expected. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury wa...

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1 month ago - ETF Trends

Growing Producer Costs Push Up Yields

The latest producer price index preceded Treasury yields rising on Friday. According to CNBC, yields on the two-year Treasuries are currently at around 4.323%, while yields on the five-, 10-, and 20-y...

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1 month ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Spike Following Hot Jobs Report

Treasury yields rose sharply on Friday after the Labor Department posted a hotter-than-expected U.S. jobs report for November. The yield on the 2-year Treasury rose to 4.367% from 4.254% on Thursday.

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2 months ago - ETF Trends

Gain Yield From Short-Term Treasuries Through VGSH

This year will most likely be remembered as one of the worst periods for fixed income. But markets are only anticipating another 1% in rate hikes from the Federal Reserve through mid-2023, which could...

2 months ago - ETF Trends

Gain Exposure to the Less Scary Treasury Market With VGSH

The latest consumer price index report suggesting that inflation may be cooling down has all of a sudden made the $24 trillion Treasury market look a little less dangerous. With the Federal Reserve ag...

2 months ago - ETF Trends

Wealth Advisor: Short-Term Treasuries “Clear Winner” in Current Market

When safe havens in the current market can be difficult to find, short-term Treasuries — and short-term Treasury ETFs — are an asset class advisors should look into. These safe haven government bond o...

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3 months ago - ETF Trends

CIO Suggests Flipping 60-40 Portfolio for More Bond Exposure

The 60-40 stock-to-bond portfolio mix is getting a revamp courtesy of Blackrock's chief investment officer Rick Rieder. In a current market environment where interest rates are rising, and volatility ...

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3 months ago - ETF Trends

Short-Term Bonds Can Provide a Safe Haven Against Stocks

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3 months ago - ETF Trends

As Treasury Yields Inch Higher, Consider These 3 ETF Options

Treasury yields are on the move higher as investors mull over whether a potential recession is forthcoming or not as interest rates continue to rise while the U.S. Federal Reserve tries to tame inflat...

Other symbols: VGITVGLT
4 months ago - ETF Trends

Bond & Value: 2 ETFs to Watch for Outsized Volume

VGSH and SCHV saw massive trading volumes in yesterday session.

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4 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Grab More Yield With These Short-Term Bond ETF Options

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4 months ago - ETF Trends

2 ETFs to Consider as Short-Term Yields Continue Climbing

Rising interest rates and fears of a recession keep pushing yields higher in the short term. Thus, this is making short duration an attractive option, particularly for investors seeking yield in the c...

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4 months ago - ETF Trends

The Best Bang for Your Buck May Not Be Short T-Bills

Investors flocking into short duration Treasury funds may be headed for a cliff.

4 months ago - ETFcom

Hot Inflation Data Pushes Short-Term Bond Yields Higher

Hotter-than-expected inflation is reminding bond investors to stay on the short side when it comes to duration. It's been the default play given that more interest rate hikes are to be expected from t...

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4 months ago - ETF Trends

Want Yield and Rate Risk Mitigation? Go Short-Term on Bonds

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4 months ago - ETF Trends

Cashing In as Interest Rates Top 4%

Investors can take advantage of higher short-term yields.

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4 months ago - ETFcom

Time for Short-Term Bond ETFs to Tap Outsized Yields?

The Fed is likely to hike rates by 75 bps in the September meeting and short-term bond yields will rise alongside. That would result in a similar rate for cash-like assets such as money-market funds.

5 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Notable Economist Touts Short-Term Fixed Income and Cash

If cash is king, then short-term fixed income can share the throne in the current market uncertainty, according to notable economist Mohamed El-Erian. Stocks and bonds had been headed downward togethe...

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

3 ETF Options as Latest Jobs Report Pushes Treasury Yields Lower

A rising unemployment rate pushed yields lower heading into the Labor Day Weekend, giving Treasury notes a boost to help ease an August correction that saw inflation fears re-emerge after a summer ral...

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

Fixed Income ETFs Take Center Stage After Jackson Hole

Investors show little stomach for gyrating stock prices.

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2 Vanguard ETF Options to Mitigate Rate Risk

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6 months ago - ETF Trends

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