Ownership has its advantages
Vanguard clients explain the difference that our one-of-a-kind ownership structure makes.
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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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.
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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. ... Show moreShow less
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 clients share how they think about investing
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