15 Best Vanguard Mutual Funds for Investors of All Stripes

My Comments: At some point in your life, when it comes to savings and investments, you much choose to either find someone you trust to help you or agree that you can do it more or less alone. Put your money to work and then, depending on your degree of paranoia, leave it alone.

If you’re inclined to do it yourself, here are a list of 15 Vanguard Funds that deserve a very close look. All of them have low fee structures. All of them are good for the long haul. Five of these are in my personal Vanguard portfolio. None of them will turn you into a millionaire if you’re not one already.

I no longer function as a paid investment advisor to clients. What you do with this information is on you. Good luck and enjoy your life…

by Jeff Reeves \ 23 JUL 2021 \ https://tinyurl.com/tnd3t3fk

When it comes to Vanguard mutual funds, you might think the universe of offerings is so large that it’s impossible to pick the right options. We wouldn’t blame you: Vanguard is one of the world’s leading asset managers, with a staggering $7 trillion under management.

However, the truth is that Vanguard’s mutual funds have risen to such dominance not because they are overly complex or numerous. The investment giant actually only offers about 130 or so mutual funds – many of which have been around and followed the same plan for decades.

That’s the appeal of Vanguard: a tried-and-true approach to cost-effective, hands-off investing. You’ll find super cheap index funds that are typical from Vanguard on this list of top mutual funds, but you’ll also find actively managed options for investors who simply need help making sense of the markets.

Here are 15 of the best Vanguard mutual funds that span a variety of investing strategies. No matter what type of investor you are, you should be able to find at least a couple useful, low-cost options that align with your goals.

VFIAX            Large Blend

VTSAX           Large Blend

VTIAX           Foreign Large Blend

VINEX           Foreign small/mid growth

VDIGX           Large Blend

VASVX          Mid-cap Value

VEXPX           Small Growth

VMVFX         World small/mid stock

VFTAX          Large Growth

VBTLX          Intermediate-term core bond

VFISX            Short-term government bond

VIPSX            Inflation-protected bond

VWEHX        High-yield bond

VWELX         Allocation (50%-70% equity)

VASGX          Life Strategy Growth (five other funds)