Compare I Bond to Bond Funds

Compounded Annual Growth from Jan-2021 to Jan-2023 *
I Bond: 5.55%
VUSTX: -19.55%
VBMFX: -9.25%
VFISX: -3.98%
VSGBX: -4.50%
VFITX: -7.59%

VUSTX - Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Fund Investor Shares

VBMFX - Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Investor Shares

VFISX - Vanguard Short-Term Treasury Fund Investor Shares

VSGBX - Vanguard Short-Term Federal Fund Investor Shares

VFITX - Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Fund Investor Shares

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*I Bond for $1,000 purchased in Jan-2021 is compared to the same amount invested in the bond funds on the same date. .

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Acknowledgment: This tool was inspired by the following thread on the Bogleheads® forum:
https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=350460