GuideMarkŪ World ex-US Fund Service Shares (GMWEX)
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Fund Overview
Price as of 11/25/2020$9.86
SEC Yield
Expense ratio as of 07/31/2020
Inception date06/29/2001
Ticker symbolGMWEX


Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities. It invests primarily in equity securities incorporated or traded outside the United States. Generally, the fund's assets will be invested in securities of companies located in developed countries. The advisor considers developed countries to be those defined by the MSCI World ex-USA Index. The fund will, under normal circumstances, invest in a minimum of three countries outside of the United States.

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Important Fee Information

12b-1 Fee


FundAccess® Transaction FeeOnline: Up to $35.00
Associate Assistance: $35.00
Purchase FeeNone
Redemption FeeSee prospectus


Fund Style
TypeInternational Stock
CategoryForeign Large 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 09/30/2020

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.

Important fund performance information

Display data in bar chart

 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Inception
GuideMarkŪ World ex-US Service2.18%0.65%4.96% 2.96%2.56%
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD3.00%1.16%6.23% 4.00%

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Important fund performance information