Low-cost, no-load mutual funds are just the start
Get the most for your money: low costs, diligent fund management, and exceptional service.
What you can expect from Vanguard no-load mutual funds
We keep your investing costs low
On average, Vanguard no-load mutual fund expense ratios are 82% less than the industry average.*
What does that mean for you? When less is taken out of your funds' earnings to cover expenses, more stays in your account—where it belongs.
We have a track record of competitive long-term performance
Over the past decade, 92% of Vanguard no-load mutual funds beat the average returns of their peers.**
We hire top mutual fund managers
If you're looking for index funds, look no further. Our Equity Investment and Fixed Income Groups have the experience and expertise you'd expect from the company that launched the first index fund for individual investors.
You can also check out our wide selection of actively managed funds. We complement our in-house teams with portfolio managers from around the world, chosen based on their expertise in specific areas of the markets.
Want an outside opinion?
Money magazine named 16 Vanguard funds on its "Money 50" list—more than any other fund company.
What you can expect every day as a Vanguard client
The help you need, when you need it
Whether you're handling day-to-day account management tasks or taking an in-depth look at your portfolio, you can count on the high-quality service you'd expect from an industry leader.
Opportunities for higher levels of personal attention
As your account grows, you can look forward to decreasing costs and increasing levels of personalization and advice.
All the investment flexibility you want
Interested in expanding your portfolio beyond Vanguard mutual funds? With a Vanguard Brokerage Account, you can choose from more than 60 Vanguard ETFs®, gain access to more than 14,000 non-Vanguard mutual funds, or complement your portfolio with individual stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit (CDs).
*Vanguard average expense ratio: 0.19%. Industry average expense ratio: 1.08%. Sources: Vanguard and Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company, as of December 31, 2013.
**For the 10-year period ended December 31, 2013, 10 of 10 Vanguard money market funds, 49 of 51 Vanguard bond funds, 17 of 18 Vanguard balanced funds, and 81 of 91 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 157 of 170 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer-group averages. 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. See the most recent performance of our funds
†The "Money 50" list published in the January/February 2014 Investor's Guide of Money magazine is based on a low expense ratio, a strong record for putting shareholder interests first, a consistent investment strategy, experienced and trustworthy managers, and long-term performance. Note that past performance cannot be used to predict future returns and that fund share prices will fluctuate, so investors could lose money if they sell when prices have fallen.
You must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares through a broker like Vanguard Brokerage Services (we offer them commission-free) or through another broker (you may incur commissions). See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules for limits. Vanguard ETF Shares aren't redeemable directly with the issuing fund other than in creation unit aggregations. Like stocks, ETFs are subject to market volatility. When buying or selling an ETF, you'll 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.
Vanguard Brokerage Services is a division of Vanguard Marketing Corporation, member FINRA.
Vanguard provides services to the Vanguard funds and ETFs at cost.
A mutual fund's annual operating expenses, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets. It's calculated annually and removed from the fund's earnings before they're distributed to investors, directly reducing investors' returns.
An expense ratio includes management, administrative, marketing, and distribution fees. It doesn't include loads or purchase or redemption fees.