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Core Bond Fund outperformed when markets dropped

Four key ways ETFs show resilience in volatile markets

Learn four key ways ETFs have proven their value in helping investors navigate the extreme market volatility sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Three reasons why muni bonds look appealing now

Turmoil in the muni bond market in March of 2020 opened up opportunities for investors as well as for the managers of Vanguard active municipal bond funds.

Beyond the pandemic: What to expect from stocks, bonds

Vanguard outlines how its return expectations for stocks and bonds have changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The downturn’s effect on actively managed bond funds

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Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley and John Hollyer, head of Global Fixed Income, discuss the economic outlook and application to Vanguard’s actively managed bond funds.

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Expect interest rates to stay lower, for longer

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Vanguard Chief Executive Officer Tim Buckley and John Hollyer, head of Global Fixed Income, discuss the outlook for interest rates and inflation.

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Fallen angels: The new high-yield bonds

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to consign some of the growing BBB-rate bond market to high-yield status.

Evaluating the risks of downgrades, defaults in bond markets

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Vanguard Chief Executive Officer Tim Buckley and John Hollyer, head of Global Fixed Income, discuss the risks of default or downgrades in the bond markets.

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How do bond ETFs behave when markets are extreme?

Fixed income ETF investors in March experienced some of the most extreme discounts seen across bond ETFs since the global financial crisis.

Municipals rally pauses on headlines of state finances

Despite recent concerns about state and local government finances, Vanguard Head of Municipals Paul Malloy explains why the municipal bond market remains sound.

Active Fixed Income Perspectives: The pandemic’s impact

Get expert analysis of the pandemic's impact on fixed income markets in the 1st quarter 2020 edition of Vanguard Active Fixed Income Perspectives.

Do your bond funds contain hidden risks?

Learn about hidden risks in active bond funds. Vanguard's low cost, true-to-label active bond funds can buffer clients' portfolios during downturns.

Key insights into volatile fixed income markets


Get insights from Vanguard's CEO and Global Head of Rates about the current state of the bond markets.

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Liquidity focus moves to corporate bonds

Vanguard experts discuss bond market liquidity, what the future may hold, and potential implications for investors.

2020 Schedule of dividend distributions

Use this schedule to determine when Vanguard funds expect to pay out dividends for 2020, excluding December payouts.

Municipal bond market repriced, yet hope remains

Amid a market crisis sparked by a pandemic, Vanguard's Paul Malloy observes that clients now have an opportunity to lock in higher tax-exempt income.

A pandemic that has sickened the economy

With the global pandemic now underway, Vanguard’s Anne Mathias points out that core fixed income may provide stability to client portfolios.

Bonds as ballast in turbulent markets

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Vanguard's CEO and CIO urge investors to think of bonds as portfolio ballast during rocky markets.

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Why we see bond ETF discounts in volatile markets

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Market volatility can lead to divergence between ETF market prices and net asset values. Our leaders explain why.

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Bond ETF discounts during recent volatility

Differences between the market values and net asset values of bond ETFs are common but may widen during periods of market volatility.