3 / 5 Stars
4 5 1 5 5
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
#5 in Target Date 2036-2040
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The fund has returned 24.25 percent over the past year, 13.46 percent over the past three years, and 15.95 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 11.30.2013|
|Year to date||22.0%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||13.5%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||15.9%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks to provide capital appreciation and current income consistent with its current asset allocation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors planning to retire and leave the work force in or within a few years of 2040 (the target year). At any given time, its asset allocation may be affected by a variety of factors, such as whether the underlying funds are accepting additional investments. The fund's indirect stock holdings are a diversified mix of U.S. and foreign large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks.
The fund's Value Line Overall Rank, a measure of risk-adjusted performance and relative growth in fund returns, is 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2013-12-10
The fund's Value Line Growth Persistence rank, which awards funds that consistently outperform their broad universes, is 3 for one year and 3 for five years. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and 5 the worst.Value Line 2013-12-10
The fund's Value Line Risk Rank, a measure of volatility, is 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least volatile and 5 the most.Value Line 2013-12-10
The fund appears on the 2011 Money 70 list of recommended mutual and exchange-traded funds.Money 70 2011-01-21