Vanguard International Explorer Fund

Class Inv (VINEX)
Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
2 3 3 5 3
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C- (Hold)

#7 in Foreign Small/Mid Blend

U.S. News evaluated 30 Foreign Small/Mid Blend Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 29.45 percent over the past year, 8.94 percent over the past three years, 14.52 percent over the past five years, and 9.60 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.9%
1 Year 29.4%
3 Years (Annualized) 8.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 14.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.6%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of small-capitalization companies located in numerous countries outside the United States that the advisor believes offer the potential for capital appreciation. In doing so, each advisor considers, among other things, whether the company has the potential for above-average earnings growth, whether the company's securities are attractively valued, and whether the company has a sustainable competitive advantage. The fund uses multiple investment advisors.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard International Explorer Fund has an expense ratio of 0.36 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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