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Vanguard's Total stock market fund passes 1 trillion.

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26 minutes ago, MNGopher said:

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Hits the Trillion Dollar Milestone | Morningstar

The growth of this fund over the past 8 years or so is pretty incredible.

Not really surprising. Its performance has been great and very few active funds or any other for that matter  can consistently beat its performance over time. What amazes me  is I went   to a higher bond allocation this year than I ever did  just before the coronavirus drama started and I've  had the best performance I've ever had. So all the index funds are proving their  worth across the board. 

 

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Here are some important details about Vanguard:

Found on the Vanguard website

Began operations
May 1, 1975
Oldest fund
Wellington Fund (inception: July 1, 1929)
Total assets
About $6.2 trillion in global assets under management, as of January 31, 2020
Number of funds
About 190 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios) and about 230 additional funds in markets outside the United States, as of January 31, 2020
Number of investors
More than 30 million investors, in about 170 countries, as of January 31, 2020
Average expense ratio
0.10% (U.S. asset-weighted fund expenses as a percentage of 2019 average net assets)
Chairman and CEO
Mortimer J. Buckley
Number of employees (crew)
About 17,600 in the United States and abroad, as of January 31, 2020
Core purpose
To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success

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