VCIT Total Return (19 insightful charts)



This page includes 19 unique total return charts for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT).

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To provide a sense of the near-term trend, the following chart illustrates the daily total return for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) over the past year.

VCIT 1-year total return chart


For a longer-term perspective, the following chart presents total return performance since 2000 (or since inception) for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT).

VCIT total return chart


It’s been said that investors should not fight the Fed. To that end, the following chart presents the daily total return performance for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before the Federal Reserve began increasing the benchmark fed funds rate (March 15, 2022) to today.

VCIT Event C total return chart


War can certainly impact people’s lives, the global order, and a fund’s performance. The following chart presents the daily total return performance for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before Russia fully invaded Ukraine (February 24, 2022) to today.

VCIT Event A total return chart


The S&P 500 peaked (and entered a bear market) on January 3, 2022. So how has Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from that significant S&P 500 peak? The following post-S&P 500 peak chart answers that question.

VCIT Event 4 total return chart


So how has Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from the day before inflation picked up on Febuary 10, 2021 until today? The following post-inflation total return chart illustrates the answer.

VCIT Event 2 total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) relative to six major asset types.

VCIT vs assets total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) relative to six major U.S. stock market indexes.

VCIT vs US stock market indexes chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) relative to stocks of six major countries plus emerging markets.

VCIT vs major countries chart


So how much has Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) declined from its peak? When the blue line is at 0%, the ETF is (or was) at its peak. Otherwise, it is (or was) below its peak by the amount indicated on the y-axis. Like all other charts on this page, this chart uses total return data.

VCIT total return drawdown chart


The toal return chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the Covid bear market.

VCIT covid bear market total return chart


The total return chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the financial crisis bear market.

VCIT financial crisis bear market total return chart



The total return chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) as compared to the benchmark S&P 500. When the blue line in the chart is trending up, the ETF is outperforming the S&P 500 and when it is moving down it is underperforming.

VCIT relative strength total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the relative strength of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) as compared to the popular/tech-laden Nasdaq 100. When the blue line in the chart is moving up, the ETF is outperforming the Nasdaq 100 and when it is trending down — underperforming.

VCIT relative strength vs nasdaq 100 total return chart


The total return chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) as compared to the Russell 2000 (i.e., small-cap stock index). When the blue line in the chart is working its way higher, the ETF is outperforming the Russell 2000 and when it is headed lower it is underperforming.

VCIT relative strength vs russell 2000 total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the inflation-adjusted performance for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT). The U.S. dollar tends to lose purchasing power over time. The following chart adjusts for the ever shrinking dollar so you can see what real total return gains the ETF is actually providing.

VCIT inflation-adjusted total return chart


So how is Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) performing when priced in that other world currency — gold? The following gold-adjusted chart answers that question.

VCIT vs gold total return chart


The following total return chart presents the average year performance for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT). There is a season for all things. Well, at least some things.

VCIT average year total return chart


The total return chart below provides a slightly differnet perspective to seasonality. It illustrates the average year for Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) divided by the S&P 500. When the blue line is trending higher, the ETF has outperformed the S&P 500 on average during that part of the year. When the blue line is moving lower, the ETF has underperformed the S&P 500 — on average.

VCIT relative strength average year total return chart