The table also shows the percentage of Vanguard funds in each major asset category that exceeded the average returns of their fund peer groups (as determined by Lipper) over the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods.
Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages
(Periods ended September 30, 2018)
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 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.