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

How did your funds perform?

As an investor, you want to know how your funds performed, not just Vanguard funds in general. We can’t list every fund on this page. But you can go to Lipper to look up a fund and find its performance.

Also, keep in mind that the performance chart on each fund page compares the fund to the appropriate benchmark. To find a specific fund, go to Vanguard’s complete mutual fund lineup.

Vanguard funds that outperformed their peer-group averages

(Periods ended June 30, 2018)

 

1 year

3 years

5 years

10 years

All Vanguard funds:

62%
(232 of 373 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 21,275 funds were in the peer category for this period)

86%
(306 of 355 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 17,739 funds were in the peer category for this period)

89%
(293 of 328 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 15,052 funds were in the peer category for this period)

91%
(216 of 237 Vanguard funds outperformed their peers; 9,893 funds were in the peer category for this period)

Money market funds:

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 503 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; 417 funds were in the peer category)

100%
(9 of 9 Vanguard funds; 377 funds were in the peer category)

Stock funds:

65%
(140 of 215 Vanguard funds; 12,396 funds were in the peer category)

86%
(176 of 205 Vanguard funds; 10,508 funds were in the peer category)

91%
(179 of 196 Vanguard funds; 9,016 funds were in the peer category)

90%
(131 of 145 Vanguard funds; 6,236 funds were in the peer category)

Bond funds:

49%
(55 of 112 Vanguard funds; 4,425 funds were in the peer category)

82%
(86 of 105 Vanguard funds; 3,776 funds were in the peer category)

84%
(82 of 98 Vanguard funds; 3,178 funds were in the peer category)

92%
(55 of 60 Vanguard funds; 1,713 funds were in the peer category)

Balanced funds:

76%
(28 of 37 Vanguard funds; 3,951 funds were in the peer category)

97%
(35 of 36 Vanguard funds; 3,021 funds were in the peer category)

92%
(23 of 25 Vanguard funds; 2,441 funds were in the peer category)

91%
(21 of 23 Vanguard funds; 1,567 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.