Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 5 5 5
Zacks Investment Research
2 (Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
A- (Buy)

U.S. News evaluated 487 Large 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 25.35 percent over the past year, 14.35 percent over the past three years, 23.03 percent over the past five years, and 7.20 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.0%
1 Year 25.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 14.3%
5 Years (Annualized) 23.0%
10 Years (Annualized) 7.2%

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Summary

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization stocks. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, a widely recognized benchmark of U.S. stock market performance that is dominated by the stocks of large U.S. companies. 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 Institutional Index Fund has an expense ratio of 0.02 percent.

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Risk

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

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Fund Opinions

The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 1 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 2 for one year, 2 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 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.

Value Line 2014-03-12