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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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Update: Vanguard brokerage commission expense (1994 – 2017)

Mutual funds that buy and sell stock incur costs on these transactions. These transaction costs are not included in a fund’s expense ratio. Transaction costs include brokerage commission expense, buy and sell spread costs, and market impact costs, Among these

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Schwab index fund security lending in 2017

Schwab stock index funds earn additional income by lending securities to qualified institutional borrowers. A fund’s expenses are paid out of fund earnings. Given that the US tax code gives a tax preference to dividends that qualify for lower tax

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Fidelity index fund security lending in 2018

Fidelity stock index funds earn additional income by lending securities to qualified institutional borrowers. A fund’s expenses are paid out of fund earnings. Given that the US tax code gives a tax preference to dividends that qualify for lower tax

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Under the hood – Vanguard US stock index funds in 2017

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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Vanguard stock index fund turnover in 2017

  Vanguard’s suite of U.S. stock index funds are benchmarked to CRSP indexes. In addition, Vanguard offers sets of U.S. exchange-traded funds benchmarked to Russell and S&P indexes. In 2015 the CRSP index funds had lower turnover rates  in most style categories when compared to the Russell and S&P funds. This continues a trend established […]

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Update: Vanguard brokerage commission expense (1994 – 2016)

Mutual funds that buy and sell stock incur costs on these transactions. These transaction costs are not included in a fund’s expense ratio. Transaction costs include brokerage commission expense, buy and sell spread costs, and market impact costs, Among these

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Vanguard stock index fund turnover in 2016

  Vanguard’s suite of U.S. stock index funds are benchmarked to CRSP indexes. In addition, Vanguard offers sets of U.S. exchange-traded funds benchmarked to Russell and S&P indexes. In 2015 the CRSP index funds had lower turnover rates  in most style categories when compared to the Russell and S&P funds. This continues a trend established […]

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Vanguard bond index fund tracking error

The following tables provide tracking error data for Vanguard bond index funds. Tracking error is the ultimate measure of judging an index fund manager’s performance. Since bond indexes can include huge numbers of illiquid bonds, replicating an index is often

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Under the hood – Vanguard US stock index funds

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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