Vanguard Explorer Value Fund

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

#3 in Small Blend

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Performance

The fund has returned 25.96 percent over the past year, and 17.17 percent over the past three years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 6.6%
1 Year 26.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 17.2%
5 Years (Annualized) N/A
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests mainly in the stocks of small and mid-size U.S. companies, choosing stocks considered by an advisor to be undervalued. Undervalued stocks are generally those that are out of favor with investors and are trading at prices that the advisor feels are below average in relation to measures such as cash flow and book value. These stocks may have above-average dividend yields. The fund uses multiple investment advisors.

Fees

Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Explorer Value Fund has an expense ratio of 0.60 percent.

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Risk

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

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