A different way to invest

When you’re Vanguarding®, you’re getting your funds at cost and keeping more of the returns. You’re striving for long-term success, not chasing fads.

At-cost investing

At Vanguard, you pay only what it costs us to run the funds. Other companies that claim low costs may actually tack on a profit margin. On average, you pay one-fifth here what you’d pay somewhere else.*


You own the funds, which own Vanguard. No private owners or stockholders can take a slice of your returns. And because we’re client-owned, we stay focused on what’s best for you.

Investment philosophy

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of Wall Street and measure success in days. Instead, time and regular investing increases your chances of success for years to come.

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* Source: Lipper Inc. Vanguard average expense ratio: 0.21%; industry average: 1.15%. As of December 31, 2010. All investments are subject to risk. Vanguard provides services to the Vanguard funds at cost. More information about Vanguard funds, including at-cost services, is available in the fund’s prospectus. Visit our full website at vanguard.com or call us at 800-523-8812 to request a prospectus.