Choosing an asset allocation | Vanguard

Your asset allocation is one particular of the most critical choices you’ll make as an trader. This video clip explains what it means—and why it issues.

Our economic assistance can assist you decide on an asset allocation that is appropriate for your plans, time horizon, and chance tolerance.


five years of analysis. 5 million Vanguard households. What we learned about everyday Americans’ financial choices can help you shift by way of the investing entire world with assurance. Let’s start at the beginning with one particular of the first and most critical selections you make when you start investing: your asset allocation. 

Investments come in 3 basic flavors: shares, bonds, and money. You can mix these flavors every which way to make all sorts of interesting investing creations, but the primary ingredients are normally the identical. 

Your asset allocation is how a lot of the money in your portfolio you

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Vanguard plans to add Ultra-Short Bond ETF to lineup

Vanguard has filed an initial registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the proposed launch of Vanguard Ultra-Short Bond ETF during the second quarter of 2021. The new ETF will serve as a low-cost, diversified option for investors seeking current income and limited price volatility.

The actively managed ETF will be separate from but have a similar strategy to that of the $16.0 billion Vanguard Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund (Investor Shares: VUBFX; Admiral™ Shares: VUSFX) and will be managed by the same portfolio management team as the mutual fund. It will have an estimated expense ratio of 0.10%, compared with the average expense ratio for ultra-short-term bond ETFs of 0.22%.*

Like the existing Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund, the Ultra-Short Bond ETF will invest in a diversified portfolio of high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-quality fixed income securities, including investment-grade credit and government debt. The ETF will use the

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