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Thanks again for sharing! I thought it was a bit confusing when I was researching it myself, so I wanted to clarify for others! Good Luck with your Vanguard account, I hope you love it as much as I do!

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So… which one should I chos e? Final Word For the sake of a full disclosure, you should know that I have absolutely no affiliation with Vanguard other than having my own account. January 10, at 1: January 10, at Fire Fundamentals - the basics of fire. Our Path to Fire - financial Independence. When you're trying to track the markets and not beat them, you can worry less about how accurate your predictions may be.

Vanguard calculations, using data from Morningstar, Inc. Based on funds' excess returns relative to their prospectus benchmark for the year period ending December 31, The way an investment portfolio is divided among the broader asset classes of stocks, bonds, and short-term reserves.

Also known as "asset mix. Vanguard Brokerage reserves the right to change the non-Vanguard ETFs included in these offers at any time. Account service fees may also apply. All ETF sales are subject to a securities transaction fee. See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules for full details. Industry average index fund expense ratio: Vanguard average expense ratio: Industry average expense ratio: All averages are asset-weighted. Industry averages exclude Vanguard.

Vanguard and Morningstar, Inc. All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. Bond funds are subject to the risk that an issuer will fail to make payments on time and that bond prices will decline because of rising interest rates or negative perceptions of an issuer's ability to make payments.