Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Fund

Class Inv (VSCGX)
Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
1 1 5 5 4
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

#56 in Conservative Allocation

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Performance

The fund has returned 8.71 percent over the past year, 6.34 percent over the past three years, 12.06 percent over the past five years, and 5.33 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.7%
1 Year 8.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 6.3%
5 Years (Annualized) 12.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 5.3%

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Summary

The investment seeks current income and low to moderate capital appreciation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to a fixed formula that reflects an allocation of approximately 60% of the fund's assets to bonds and 40% to common stocks. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar (but hedged by Vanguard to minimize foreign currency exposure).

Fund Opinions

The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-03-12

The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 4 for one year, 4 for five years, and 3 for 10 years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.

Value Line 2014-03-12

The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 1 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.

Value Line 2014-03-12

This fund received the Bronze award for the Blended Fund of Funds category in Standard & Poor’s 2010 Mutual Fund Excellence Awards.

Standard & Poor's 2010-11-01

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