Bond holdings limit these Vanguard ETFs

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Earlier this year, Vanguard Canada added a fourth balanced fund (a mix of stock ETFs and bond ETFs) to three others that it launched in January 2018. Here’s a look at all four of these ETFs: VANGUARD CONSERVATIVE INCOME ETF PORTFOLIO $25.81 (Toronto symbol VCIP), holds roughly 20% of its assets in Vanguard stock ETFs and 80% in bond ETFs. This $5.6 million fund started up on January 29, 2019, and has a 0.22% MER. The ETF yields 1.1%. VANGUARD CONSERVATIVE ETF PORTFOLIO $25.57 (Toronto symbol VCNS), holds roughly 40% of its assets in Vanguard stock ETFs and 60% in bond ETFs. This $150.8 million fund started up on January 25, 2018, and has a 0.22% MER. The ETF yields 1.6%. VANGUARD BALANCED ETF PORTFOLIO $25.55 (Toronto symbol VBAL), has the opposite proportions to the Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio. It holds roughly 60% stock ETFs and 40% bond ETFs. This $452.7 million fund also started up on January 25, 2018, and it, too, has a 0.22% MER. The Vanguard Balanced…

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