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Mutual funds

Lower your investment risk by choosing a mutual fund instead of an individual stock or bond.

Vanguard pioneered low-cost mutual fund investing. Our current fund lineup includes a wide selection of both index funds and actively managed funds.

Explore our mutual funds

Exchange-traded funds offer more flexibility than traditional funds.

You don't need thousands of dollars to purchase a Vanguard ETF. Low minimums, diversification, and low costs make these investments competitive.

See our ETF lineup

Want to invest in a specific stock or a bond? No problem.

With Vanguard Brokerage Services®, you can invest in your choice of stocks or bonds. It's up to you how much you want to control your investments.

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Add stability to your portfolio with CDs & bonds.

If your goal is to preserve capital and earn some income, consider fixed-income investments. Certificates of deposit (CDs) and bonds can also reduce volatility in your portfolio.

Find CDs and bonds

Make your cash work for you.

It's a good idea to keep some cash available, in a lower-risk, easily accessible account. See what money market fund is right for you.

Choose a money market fund

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I'm the type of investor who focuses on:

Simplicity

One way to keep it simple: Build a portfolio with 1–4 diversified funds.

All-in-one funds

Vanguard Select ETFs

Vanguard Select Funds™

Outperformance

Over the past 10 years, more than 94% of our actively managed funds performed better than their peer-group averages.**

Active funds

Low fund costs

You see the value in low fund costs. We do too. That's why we offer a broad selection of low-cost index funds and ETFs.

Index funds

Social responsibility

We offer Vanguard ESG funds with environmental, social, and governance standards.

Vanguard ESG funds

Still need help? Consider our advisor services.

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services®

Get personalized support as you strive toward your goals, no matter where you stand on your financial journey.

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Vanguard Digital Advisor™

Let our new online financial planner match an investment strategy to your retirement goals.

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*For the 10-year period ended June 30, 2020, 9 of 9 Vanguard money market funds, 37 of 115 bond funds, 21 of 44 balanced funds, and 110 of 222 stock funds, or 177 of 390 Vanguard funds outperformed their peer-group averages. Results will vary for other periods. Only funds with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. The competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.

**For the 10-year period ended June 30, 2020, 9 of 9 Vanguard money market funds, 41 of 44 bond funds, 9 of 9 balanced funds, and 35 of 38 stock funds --or 94 of 100 actively managed Vanguard funds --outperformed their peer-group averages. Results will vary for other periods. Only funds with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. The competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services and Vanguard Digital Advisor's services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc. ("VAI"), a federally registered investment advisor. VAI is a subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. ("VGI"), and an affiliate of Vanguard Marketing Corporation ("VMC"). Neither Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, Vanguard Digital Advisor, VAI, VGI, nor VMC guarantees profits or protection from losses.

Vanguard Digital Advisor's services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc. ("VAI"), a federally registered investment advisor. VAI is a subsidiary of VGI and an affiliate of VMC. All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Neither Vanguard Digital Advisor, VAI, VGI, nor VMC guarantees profits or protection from losses.

Vanguard is client-owned. As a client-owner, you own the funds that own Vanguard.

ESG funds are subject to ESG investment risk, which is the chance that the stocks screened by the index sponsor for ESG criteria generally will underperform the stock market as a whole or that the particular stocks selected will, in the aggregate, trail returns of other funds screened for ESG criteria.

You must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares through Vanguard Brokerage Services (we offer them commission-free) or through another broker (which may charge commissions). See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules directly with the issuing fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. ETFs are subject to market volatility. When buying or selling an ETF, you will pay or receive the current market price, which may be more or less than net asset value.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.