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|Average Annual ReturnsUpdated Monthly as of 08/31/2016
| ||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Since Inception|
|Vanguard 529 Income Composite*||3.53%||2.60%||1.96%
|Recent Investment Returns
as of 09/27/2016
as of 08/31/2016
as of 08/31/2016
|Vanguard 529 Income Composite*||—||3.66%||–0.12%
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*Consists of four unmanaged benchmarks, weighted 50% Spliced Total Bond Market Index, 25% Barclays U.S. 0-5 Year TIPS Index, 21.25% Citigroup 3-Month Treasury Bill Index, and 3.75% Ryan Labs 3 year GIC Index. The Spliced Total Bond Market Index consists of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; Barclays Aggregate Float Adjusted Index thereafter. The Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS Index replaced the U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Index on November 1, 2015.
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