Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages (Periods ended September 30, 2016)
 

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All Vanguard funds:88% (320 of 364 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 20,853 funds in peer category for this period)91% (304 of 333 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 17,489 funds in peer category for this period)87% (275 of 317 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 14,654 funds in peer category for this period)92% (202 of 220 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 9,094 funds in peer category for this period)
Money market funds:100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 527 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 499 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 492 funds in peer category)100% (10 of 10 Vanguard funds; 413 funds in peer category)
Stock funds:91% (191 of 209 Vanguard funds; 12,216 funds in peer category)91% (181 of 200 Vanguard funds; 10,382 funds in peer category)89% (178 of 199 Vanguard funds; 8,859 funds in peer category)89% (118 of 133 Vanguard funds; 5,836 funds in peer category)
Bond funds:78% (83 of 106 Vanguard funds; 4,331 funds in peer category)90% (87 of 97 Vanguard funds; 3,741 funds in peer category)78% (65 of 83 Vanguard funds; 2,961 funds in peer category)94% (51 of 54 Vanguard funds; 1,642 funds in peer category)
Balanced funds:92% (36 of 39 Vanguard funds; 3,779 funds in peer category)100% (26 of 26 Vanguard funds; 2,867 funds in peer category)88% (22 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,342 funds in peer category)100% (23 of 23 Vanguard funds; 1,203 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.