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Vanguard STAR Portfolio
Overview
Unit Price as of 04/17/2014$15.00
Change$0.000.00%
Expense ratio as of 10/31/20130.50%
Inception date12/01/2006

 

Vanguard STAR Portfolio seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and income.

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


Style
TypeBalanced
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).

Style
Value Blend Growth    
      Large
 
Market Cap.
      Med
 
      Small
 
   

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
Maturity
Short Med Long    
      Treasury/
Agency
Quality
      Inv.-Grade
Corp
      Below
Inv.-Grade

Average Annual Returns—Updated Quarterly as of 03/31/2014

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 529 performance information

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 Vanguard STAR Portfolio Inception Date: 12/01/2006
 STAR Composite Index* (Benchmark)
*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.

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