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Quick Guide to Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Investor Fund (VFISX)

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Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Investor Fund (VFISX - Free Report) a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) was incepted in October 1991. The objective of VFISX is to seek high level of interest income. VFISX invests in repurchase agreements, contracts in which a bank or securities dealer sells government securities and agrees to repurchase them on a specific date and at a specific price. VFISX also invests in futures and options contracts, which are traditional types of derivatives, when they allow a transaction to be completed at a better price than by purchasing actual bonds.

The Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Investor fund, managed by Vanguard Group, carries an expense ratio of 0.20%. Moreover, VFISX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VFISX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 0.9% and 5 year 0.6%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here.

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