Vanguard Explorer Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 4 3 5 3
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B+ (Buy)

U.S. News evaluated 215 Small Growth 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 37.25 percent over the past year, 16.11 percent over the past three years, 27.75 percent over the past five years, and 9.10 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.1%
1 Year 37.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 16.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 27.8%
10 Years (Annualized) 9.1%

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Summary

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

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

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

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