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Vanguard STAR Portfolio

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Cumulative Total Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
 1 Year3 Year5 Year 10 YearSince Inception
12/01/2006
Vanguard STAR Portfolio14.18%32.57%102.42% 50.60%
STAR Composite Index*12.23%29.18%96.88% 93.61%

Year EndedVanguard STAR PortfolioSTAR Composite Index
Total ReturnTotal Return
201317.54%16.41%
201213.59%12.28%
20110.55%0.87%
201011.36%12.21%
200924.49%22.47%
2008–25.35%–23.28%
20076.10%7.13%
2006**0.00%

Quarterly Investment Returns(as of 03/31/2014)
YearVanguard STAR PortfolioSTAR Composite Index*
First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth QuarterYear-End Return Year-End Average
20142.17%
20135.18%0.08%5.53%5.81%17.54% 16.41%
20128.88%–2.58%4.78% 2.20%13.59%12.28%
20113.46%1.06%–9.76% 6.56%0.55%0.87%
20103.65%–6.95%9.15% 5.78%11.36%12.21%
2009–6.06%13.44%12.80% 3.57%24.49%22.47%
2008–6.31%–0.60% –8.40%–12.49%–25.35% –23.28%
20071.40%4.24%1.89%–1.49% 6.10%7.13%

*62.5% Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 25% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, and 12.5% Citigroup Three-Month U.S. Treasury Bill Index through December 31, 2002; 50% Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 25% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 12.5% Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Credit Bond Index, and 12.5% MSCI EAFE Index through April 22, 2005; 50% MSCI US Broad Market Index, 25% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 12.5% Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Credit Bond Index, and 12.5% MSCI EAFE Index through September 30, 2010; and 43.75% MSCI US Broad Market Index, 25% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 12.5% Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Credit Bond Index, and 18.75% MSCI All Country World Index ex USA thereafter. MSCI international benchmark returns are adjusted for withholding taxes.

** Since inception on 12/01/2006

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