Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages

(Periods ended March 31, 2018)

 

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

All Vanguard funds:

61%
(226 of 373 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 21,008 funds were in the peer category)

82%
(279 of 341 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 17,466 funds were in the peer category)

88%
(282 of 321 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 14,791 funds were in the peer category)

93%
(217 of 233 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 9,729 funds were in the peer category)

Money market funds:

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 503 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 422 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 418 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 380 funds were in the peer category)

Stock funds:

64%
(138 of 215 Vanguard funds; 12,277 funds were in the peer category)

84%
(172 of 204 Vanguard funds; 10,349 funds were in the peer category)

87%
(170 of 196 Vanguard funds; 8,947 funds were in the peer category)

94%
(133 of 142 Vanguard funds; 6,152 funds were in the peer category)

Bond funds:

46%
(51 of 112 Vanguard funds; 4,368 funds were in the peer category)

73%
(75 of 103 Vanguard funds; 3,737 funds were in the peer category)

88%
(80 of 91 Vanguard funds; 3,009 funds were in the peer category)

93%
(55 of 60 Vanguard funds; 1,724 funds were in the peer category)

Balanced funds:

76%
(28 of 37 Vanguard funds; 3,860 funds were in the peer category)

92%
(23 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,958 funds were in the peer category)

92%
(23 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,417 funds were in the peer category)

91%
(20 of 22 Vanguard funds; 1,473 funds were in the 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.

Notes:

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.

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