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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, 93% 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).

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Expense ratio

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.

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