Here’s a shocker, and a stomach churner for all those who abandoned bonds completely for what were believed to be the greener pastures of the stock market. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Three out of the five best performing Vanguard ETFs YTD are bond ETFs.[/inlinetweet] That’s right, boring ole bonds, not stocks, are this year’s big winners. The Vanguard Extended Duration ETF is up 18.48% YTD. The Vanguard Long-term Bond ETF and the Long-term Corporate ETF are up almost 14%. The only two equity funds that made the top five were Energy and Utilities–both were laggards last year.
|Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF||18.48%|
|Vanguard Energy ETF||14.91%|
|Vanguard Utilities ETF||14.58%|
|Vanguard Long-term Corporate Bond ETF||13.77%|
|Vanguard Long-term Bond ETF||13.83%|
You can check out the entire line-up of Vanguard ETFs here.