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"The idea that investors own the company is something that really resonates with me."

Kashif S.

Vanguarding since 2016

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We have no outside owners, which helps us keep costs low. In fact, the average expense ratio for Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs is 83% less than the industry average.* So more of what you earn stays in your pocket. Where it belongs.

Industry average

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*Vanguard average mutual fund and ETF expense ratio: 0.11%. Industry average ...

*As of December 31, 2018, Vanguard's average expense ratio is 0.10%. Industry average mutual fund and ETF expense ratio: 0.58%. All averages are asset-weighted. Industry averages exclude Vanguard. Sources: Vanguard and Morningstar, Inc., as of December 31, 2018.

This hypothetical example assumes a 6% return on a $50,000 investment. If the rate of return were altered, results would vary from those shown. The shaded amounts represent both the amount paid in expenses as well as the "opportunity costs"—the amount you lose because the costs you paid are no longer invested. The final balance shown is after costs. This example doesn't represent any particular investment and doesn't account for inflation. There may be other material differences between investment products that must be considered prior to investing.

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"The thing about being client-owned is, there is no us and them."

Karin and Sudarshan Murthy

Vanguarding since 2004

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Any fund family is only as strong as its fund performance. And 85% of our funds have performed better than their peer-group averages over the last 10 years.**

Money market
fund performance


of all our money market funds

Bond fund performance


of all our bond funds

All Vanguard fund performance


of all Vanguard funds

Balanced fund performance


of all our balanced funds

Stock fund performance


of all our stock funds

outperformed their peer averages

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**For the 10-year period ended June 30, 2019, 9 of 9 Vanguard money market funds...

**For the 10-year period ended June 30, 2019, 9 of 9 Vanguard money market funds, 47 of 62 Vanguard bond funds, 20 of 23 Vanguard balanced funds, and 128 of 146 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 204 of 240 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer-group average. Results will vary for other time periods. Only mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded 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. View fund performance

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"Just trying to keep that long-term perspective in mind."

Sam Gooch

Vanguarding since 2005

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We're built differently. You own the funds, and the funds own Vanguard. When you're surrounded by people who care about the same things you care about, everything else falls into place.


Vanguard.com gets an A+ for
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Mutual Fund Monitor, February 2014

"There's reason to trust the firm, which earns an A grade for its culture in Morningstar's Stewardship methodology."

Morningstar, May 2013

43 Vanguard products made the "Money 50" lists of recommended mutual funds and ETFs.

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Money, January 2019

"… if [a Wall Street firm's] senior management and board would like to study a culture that does put clients first, they should hop in a limo and go 110 miles southwest to Valley Forge, Pa.—the home of The Vanguard Group."

Harvard Business Review, March 2012

"In every single time period and data point tested,
low-cost funds beat high-cost funds."

The Morningstar study covered expense ratios from 2005 through 2008 and then tracked the funds' progress through March 2010. Total returns were measured as of the end of March 2010 for mutual funds that survived the study period. The study found that in every asset class over every time period, funds in the cheapest quintile produced higher total returns than those in the most expensive quintile.

Morningstar FundInvestor, August 2010

Where you belong

Whether you're investing for your first house, college for your kids, or a comfortable retirement, Vanguard can help you reach your goals. Vanguard is where you belong.


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