Vanguard Lifetime Income Program - Equity Index Portfolio
Fund Overview
Expense ratio as of 05/01/20120.72%
Inception date10/10/2003
Portfolio number1258
3.5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 01/22/2019$18.902964
Change–$0.277908 –1.45%
5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 01/22/2019$15.157256


Equity Index Portfolio seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization stocks.

Learn more about this portfolio's investment strategy and policy.

Effective September 1, 2010, Vanguard Lifetime Income Program annuities are no longer available for purchase from Vanguard. Also as of that date, current contract holders should contact American General Life Insurance Company of Delaware (or, in New York State only, The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York) at 877-299-1724 for all matters related to an existing contract.

Fund Style
TypeDomestic Stock - General
CategoryLarge Blend


Knowing a fund's investment style can help you understand how it might fit in your portfolio. This information can also help you build a portfolio that's broadly diversified across markets and less susceptible to sharp swings in any one market area.

Stock style
Vanguard uses a 9-box grid called a "style box" to show how a domestic stock fund's holdings are distributed by primary investment style (growth, value, or blend) and market capitalization category (large-, mid-, and small-cap companies).

Value Blend Growth    
Market Cap.

Average Annual Returns—Updated Quarterly as of 12/31/2018

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. See performance data current to the most recent month-end. Expense ratio information can be found on the Overview page.

Important Vanguard Lifetime Income Program performance information

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 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Inception
VLIP-Equity Index–5.00%8.54% 7.78%12.39%7.49%
S&P 500 Index*–4.38%9.26% 8.49%13.12%8.16%
*A widely used barometer of U.S. stock market performance; as a market-weighted index of leading companies in leading industries, it is dominated by large-capitalization companies.