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Vanguard Lifetime Income Program - Life Strategy Growth Fund [QF]
Fund Overview
Acquired fund fees and expenses as of 05/01/20120.72%
Inception date10/10/2003
Portfolio number1261
3.5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 05/27/2015$14.825376
5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 05/27/2015$12.530751


Life Strategy Growth Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation and some current income.

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

Fund Style
CategoryModerate Allocation


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.

Since balanced funds generally include both stock and bond funds, we provide a pair of  9-box grids called "style boxes" to display the targeted allocation for each fund.

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.

Bond style
Vanguard uses a 9-box grid called a "style box" to illustrate how our bond fund holdings are distributed by credit quality and average maturity. Credit quality is a measure of a bond issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal in a timely manner. Quality ranges from Treasury bonds or agency bonds (generally the highest quality issues), investment-grade corporate (medium to high quality), and below investment grade. Average maturity is the length of time until the bonds in the fund are due to be repaid. Maturities are classified as short-, intermediate-, or long-term.

Avg. Weighted
Short Med Long    

Average Annual Returns—Updated Quarterly as of 03/31/2015

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-LifeStrategy Growth7.24%10.78%9.77% 6.08%6.77%
Growth Composite Index*8.07%11.60%10.64% 7.12%7.69%
*Weighted 56% CRSP US Total Market Index, 24% FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index, 16% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index, and 4% Barclays Global Aggregate ex-USD Float Adjusted RIC Capped Index as of June 3, 2013. In prior periods, the composite was 56% MSCI US Broad Market Index, 24% MSCI ACWI ex USA IMI Index, and 20% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index through June 2, 2013; 65% MSCI US Broad Market Index, 20% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (with the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index used after December 31, 2009), and 15% MSCI EAFE Index through December 15, 2010; and 65% Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 20% Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, and 15% MSCI EAFE Index through April 22, 2005. International stock benchmark returns are adjusted for withholding taxes.