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Welcome to Vanguard, the only investment company owned by people like you

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We don't need to worry about our stock price or generating profit for private owners. Our 30 million investors own the funds that own the company. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

Ownership has its advantages

Vanguard clients explain the difference that our one-of-a-kind ownership structure makes.

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Doing the right thing

Vanguard was founded on the idea of doing what's right for investors. More than 40 years later, it's still who we are. Whatever your goal, Vanguard can help you do the right thing for your future too.


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Funds & ETFs

Invest in Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs for just a fraction of what others charge.


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Keep more of what you earn

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 $84,143
What you get to keep
Industry average $141,601
What you get to keep
Industry average $238,295
What you get to keep
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*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.

A history of strong performance

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.**

Vanguard funds outperformed their peer averages
**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 ...

Vanguard is where you belong

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