Mutual fund investing—help build your wealth with at-cost investments 


Consider a Vanguard mutual fund account for investing beyond your IRA or 401(k). You'll be able to invest in funds that fit your needs, no matter what you're striving for financially. Seventy-five percent of Vanguard funds outperformed their peer averages over the past decade.*

Key benefits of mutual funds

Pooling your money with other investors in a mutual fund can offer these advantages:

  • Diversification. A single mutual fund most likely holds more securities than you could ever buy on your own.
  • Professional management. An advisor handles the fund's investment management responsibilities, taking the burden off  you.
  • Convenience. Fund shares can be bought and sold any business day, so you have easy access to your money.

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Why Vanguard funds

At-cost advantage
On average, other mutual funds are five times more expensive than ours.** You keep more because we manage our funds at cost—they cost you what they cost us to run them. See how much you can save »
Our funds have delivered solid long-term investment results. See our listings in Money magazine.†
Index and active
We offer a comprehensive selection of low-cost index and actively managed funds. More about index and active funds » 

All investments are subject to risk.

Money named more than 20 Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs as well as the Vanguard Target Retirement Fund series to its latest "Money 70" list.


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