Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH)

NASDAQ: VGSH · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.10 (0.18%)
At close: Mar 1, 2024, 4:00 PM
+0.23 (0.40%)
After-hours: Mar 1, 2024, 7:55 PM EST
Assets $21.08B
Expense Ratio 0.04%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out 384.29M
Dividend (ttm) $2.08
Dividend Yield 3.58%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 1, 2024
Payout Ratio n/a
1-Year Return +0.90%
Volume 2,299,246
Open 57.91
Previous Close 57.89
Day's Range 57.88 - 58.02
52-Week Low 57.31
52-Week High 58.93
Beta -0.03
Holdings 98
Inception Date Nov 19, 2009

About VGSH

Fund Home Page

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

Asset Class Fixed Income
Category Short Government
Region North America
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol VGSH
ETF Provider Vanguard
Index Tracked Bloomberg US Treasury (1-3 Y) (Inception 4/30/1996)


Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Mar 1, 2024 $0.1927 Mar 6, 2024
Feb 1, 2024 $0.1976 Feb 6, 2024
Dec 22, 2023 $0.1949 Dec 28, 2023
Dec 1, 2023 $0.1862 Dec 6, 2023
Nov 1, 2023 $0.1853 Nov 6, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 $0.1788 Oct 5, 2023
Full Dividend History


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3 months ago - ETF Trends

Loyal ETF Investors Rewarded With No Tax Bills

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

Target Vanguard Treasury ETFs as Yields Climb

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5 months ago - ETF Trends

Consider Treasuries of Any Duration as Yields Near 5%

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6 months ago - ETF Trends

Treasury ETFs See Strong Flows in 2023

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8 months ago - ETF Trends

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10 months ago - ETF Trends

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11 months ago - ETF Trends

Vanguard Sees Increased Interest in Short-Term Treasuries

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11 months ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Jump After Fed Official Hints at More Rate Hikes

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Consider a Defensive Approach to Fixed Income

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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Vanguard Passes $2 Trillion in U.S. ETF Assets

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Consider Short-Term Treasuries While Yields Are High and Risk Is Low

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Get Strong, Stable Yields With Treasuries

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Rise Following Strong Jobs Report

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Treasury Yields Remain High Following Latest Rate Hike

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Growing Producer Costs Push Up Yields

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1 year ago - ETF Trends