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Vanguard funds: per share distributions

The table below contains links to spreadsheets containing Vanguard mutual fund and exchange-traded fund annual per share distributions. These distributions include dividend distributions, capital gains distributions, and return of capital distributions. Data derived from  the EDGAR data base of fund

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Dividend Yield: Value vs. Growth

John Bogle, in various writings, argued that his decision to create value and growth index funds was based on meeting the tax, risk, and return needs of investment clienteles during their investment life cycles. Growth index funds were designed for

Posted in Indexing, Market statistics, Mutual funds, Taxes, Vanguard

Under the hood – Vanguard US stock index funds in 2018

Vanguard issues annual reports for the firm’s international and global index funds on October 31 of each year. The reports provide information that can highlight some of the underlying conditions affecting a fund’s future capital gains distribution outlook; an indication of a fund’s foreign tax credit; the level of security lending in each fund, and […]

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Under the hood – Vanguard international index funds in 2018

Vanguard issues annual reports for the firm’s international and global index funds on October 31 of each year. The reports provide information that can highlight some of the underlying conditions affecting a fund’s future capital gains distribution outlook; an indication

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Vanguard Managed Payout fund tracking error

Tracking error is one measure of judging a fund manager’s performance. Managed Payout Fund The Managed Payout Fund is designed to give investors regular monthly payouts. The fund is intended to supplement  other sources of retirement income. The Managed Payout

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Vanguard balanced index fund tracking error

Tracking error is the ultimate measure of judging an index fund manager’s performance. Since an index manager does not engage in security selection with an index fund, it is the manager’s transactional skill which distinguishes performance. For stock market allocations 

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Vanguard index fund net security lending income (2017)

Vanguard has a policy of returning 100% of after expense security lending income to its mutual funds that lend securities. The Statement of Additional Information to a fund prospectus itemizes security lending income and expenses so that the net percentage

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Momentum and P/E vs. Market Cap visualizations for new Vanguard factor ETFs and others

This guest article is authored by Bogleheads forum member lack_ey.  See  this forum post for additional commentary. Vanguard’s factor funds, which launched in February 2018, provide yet another take on long-only factor investing within US stocks, joining similar mutual funds

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Vanguard podcast: Getting started: What would you tell your younger self?

Vanguard has initiated a new podcast series, The Planner and The Geek. The series includes audio podcast interviews with authors and experts who participated in the 2017 Bogleheads® 2017 Conference. The first podcast in the series, Getting started: What would

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Vanguard funds and payables to Vanguard Group Inc.

At year-end 2017 The Vanguard Group Inc. managed over five trillion dollars of investor assets. This accumulation of assets is a continuation of a trend of massive inflows of investor funds. The company surpassed two trillion dollars in assets under

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