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Old 08-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Short-Term Bonds

Vanguard has a short-term treasury fund and a short-term federal fund,which I think is also treasuries.Can anyone tell me what the difference is,and why you would invest in one fund over the other.Thanks.

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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If you look at the fund information pages on vanguard you can examine their duration, holdings, etc. They are very similar and personally I would have no problems using them interchangeably if I wanted a short-term gov bond fund. The main difference appears that one has 15% gov mortgage backed securities and the other has 5%.
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