Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 5 5 5
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

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Performance

The fund has returned 16.73 percent over the past year, 13.03 percent over the past three years, and 18.76 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 0.4%
1 Year 16.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 13.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 18.8%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index, which consists of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time. It attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.20 percent.

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Risk

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

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