Vanguard Explorer Fund

4 / 5 Stars
4 5 2 5 3
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
C- (Hold)

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The fund has returned 25.28 percent over the past year, 15.13 percent over the past three years, 21.35 percent over the past five years, and 9.10 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 2.4%
1 Year 25.3%
3 Years (Annualized) 15.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 21.3%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.1%

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The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests mainly in the stocks of small companies. These companies tend to be unseasoned but are considered by the fund's advisors to have superior growth potential. Also, these companies often provide little or no dividend income. It uses multiple investment advisors.


Fees are Average compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Explorer Fund has an expense ratio of 0.34 percent.

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

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