Does your index fund invest in you?
Vanguard was founded on a simple but revolutionary idea—that an investment company shouldn't have any outside owners. That's why we're structured the way we are: Our funds own our company, and investors like you own our funds.
We're never distracted by the demands of private owners or other outside interests. So as more investors choose our index funds and new economies of scale help us lower costs, those benefits are passed directly to you.
While other companies are just catching on to the power of low-cost investing, it's what we were built to do. And we have the math to prove it: In the past 7 years alone, lower expense ratios saved index investors like you over $715 million.1
invested in Vanguard index mutual funds and ETFs.1
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Vanguard index funds stand above the rest
We started the indexing revolution and have led the charge for the entire investment community ever since. It's our structure that empowers us to keep striving to give you the absolute best.
An enviable cost advantage
The average expense ratio across our index mutual funds and ETFs is 73% less than the industry average.2
Consistent long-term returns
84% of our index mutual funds and ETFs have performed better than their peer-group averages over the last 10 years.3
We launched the first index fund for individual investors in 1976. And we've been perfecting our benchmark selection and tracking skills every day since.
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Find the right index fund for you
Whether your investment goals are near or far, you can find the right combination of low-cost index mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)
to suit your needs.
Align with stock market performance to give you the potential for long-term growth.
Offset some of the risk of investing in stocks and provide the potential for income.
Combine the benefits of investing in both stocks and bonds in a single fund.
by giving you exposure to investment opportunities around the world.
Sector & specialty funds
Provide access to specific industries, like energy, real estate, and health care.
Index funds for any portfolio
When you're offering a client financial advice or investing on someone else's behalf, consider how Vanguard index funds could help them reach their goals.