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Quick Guide to Vanguard Extended Market Index Investor Fund (VEXMX)

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Vanguard Extended Market Index Investor (VEXMX - Free Report) a Zacks Ranked #2 (Buy) was incepted in December 1987 and is managed by The Vanguard Group. The objective of VEXMX is to seek long-term growth of capital. VEXMX attempts to match the performance of the Wilshire 4500 Equity Index, an unmanaged index made up mostly of mid and small capitalization companies. Since it is not practical or cost-effective to own all of the 6,000 stocks in the index, VEXMX invests in a large sample of stocks that matches certain characteristics of the index (such as industry weightings, market capitalization, and dividend yield).

This Small Blend, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in five major groups; Small Growth, Large Value, Foreign Bond, High Yield Bond and Small Value. Further, as of the last filing, Liberty Global plc, Illumina Inc and Tesla Motors, Inc were the top holdings for VEXMX.

Vanguard Extended Market Index Investor, managed by Vanguard Group , carries an expense ratio of 0.23%. Moreover, VEXMX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VEXMX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 6.97% and 5 year 7.97%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here.

VEXMX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 82% in 1 year, top 66% over the past 3 years, and in the 55% over the past 5 years.

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