No Guts, Some Glory
Thinking short term and safety first? Here's a fund that's got both.
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If you love safety and can't stomach risk, Treasurysecurities are hard to top. Because Treasury securities are backedby the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, they receivethe highest rating-triple A-and are considered the safestfixed-income investments around.
In the short-term Treasury arena, The Vanguard Group'sShort-Term Treasury Fund (VFISX) has been a top performer over thepast few years. This is in part because interest rates havedropped, which makes bond prices increase, and is also due toVanguard's minimal management expenses: The expense ratio onthis fund is an amazingly low 0.29 percent, according toMorningstar.
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