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Seventeen Vanguard funds on the "Money 50" list

January 31, 2017

Vanguard funds represented more than one-third of the annual "Money 50" list with seventeen funds appearing in the rankings—the most of any fund family. In fact, Vanguard has topped Money's lists for the past 17 years.

The publication cites mutual funds and ETFs that are low-cost and produce long-term returns that match or beat their benchmarks.

The Money list typically remains the same each year, with minor changes. In last year's edition, 16 Vanguard funds made the list. A new addition to this year's list was Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (VOE).

Firms and funds on the List
Firm # of Funds on 2017 "Money 50" List
Vanguard 17
Fidelity 6
T. Rowe Price 5
iShares 4
Powershares 4
Schwab 2
Dodge & Cox 2
WisdomTree 2
Sound Shore 1
Primecap 1
Templeton 1
Loomis 1
Oakmark 1
Cohen and Steers 1

The list features three different categories: Building-block funds, One-decision funds, and Custom funds.

Below are the Vanguard funds that appear on this year's list.

Vanguard funds on the list:

Building-block funds (9 of 14 listed)

One-decision funds (2 of 5 listed)

Custom funds (6 of 31 listed)


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