Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages

(Periods ended December 31, 2017)

 

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

All Vanguard funds:

67%
(250 of 372 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 21,000 funds were in the peer category for this period)

87%
(293 of 337 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 17,605 funds were in the peer category for this period)

86%
(275 of 321 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 14,929 funds were in the peer category for this period)

94%
(217 of 231 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 9,686 funds were in the peer category for this period)

Money market funds:

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 519 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 434 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 431 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 391 funds were in the peer category)

Stock funds:

68%
(146 of 214 Vanguard funds; 12,259 funds were in the peer category)

89%
(179 of 202 Vanguard funds; 10,453 funds were in the peer category)

84%
(164 of 196 Vanguard funds; 9,025 funds were in the peer category)

94%
(131 of 140 Vanguard funds; 6,155 funds were in the peer category)

Bond funds:

63%
(70 of 112 Vanguard funds; 4,393 funds were in the peer category)

81%
(82 of 101 Vanguard funds; 3,778 funds were in the peer category)

88%
(80 of 91 Vanguard funds; 3,043 funds were in the peer category)

93%
(56 of 60 Vanguard funds; 1,717 funds were in the peer category)

Balanced funds:

68%
(25 of 37 Vanguard funds; 3,829 funds were in the peer category)

92%
(23 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,940 funds were in the peer category)

88%
(22 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,430 funds were in the peer category)

95%
(21 of 22 Vanguard funds; 1,423 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.