Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages (Periods ended December 31, 2016)

 

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3 years

5 years

10 years

All Vanguard funds:77% (280 of 364 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 21,110 funds in peer category for this period)95% (322 of 338 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 17,601 funds in peer category for this period)89% (284 of 319 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 14,753 funds in peer category for this period)92% (206 of 224 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 9,399 funds in peer category for this period)
Money market funds:100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 525 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 494 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 486 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 411 funds in peer category)
Stock funds:82% (172 of 209 Vanguard funds; 12,316 funds in peer category)96% (195 of 204 Vanguard funds; 10,510 funds in peer category)91% (181 of 199 Vanguard funds; 8,990 funds in peer category)89% (122 of 137 Vanguard funds; 5,988 funds in peer category)
Bond funds:64% (68 of 106 Vanguard funds; 4,357 funds in peer category)93% (91 of 98 Vanguard funds; 3,694 funds in peer category)84% (71 of 85 Vanguard funds; 2,902 funds in peer category)94% (51 of 54 Vanguard funds; 1,703 funds in peer category)
Balanced funds:77% (30 of 39 Vanguard funds; 3,912 funds in peer category)100% (26 of 26 Vanguard funds; 2,903 funds in peer category)88% (22 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,375 funds in peer category)100% (23 of 23 Vanguard funds; 1,297 funds in peer category)

Results will vary for other time periods. Only funds with a minimum 1-, 3-, 5-, or 10-year history, respectively, were included in the comparison. (Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company.)

Note that the competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results, and that all investments are subject to risks. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. For the most recent performance, visit our website at vanguard.com/performance.

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Market data sources: Vanguard, based on market benchmarks. U.S. stocks represented by the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Float Adjusted Index. International stocks represented by the FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index. Bonds represented by the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.