Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Nov 29, 2010
Ticker Symbol: VTSGX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Large Blend
As of Aug 31, 2014
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $133,297

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE Global All Cap ex U.S. Index, a free-float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index designed to measure equity market performance of companies located in developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The index includes more than 5,330 stocks of companies located in 45 countries.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

Management  

Vanguard Star Funds
www.vanguard.com

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2014
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Idxa-5.52%0.03%4.90%12.36%N/AN/A5.91%
FTSE Global All Cap ex US Indexa,b-5.27%0.64%5.48%12.45%6.79%8.02%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Large Blenda,c-5.62%-2.01%3.75%13.05%6.22%6.25%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, contact ICMA-RC by calling 800-669-7400 or by visiting www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total expensesa0.14%

 

a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

b. The FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index is comprised of large, mid and small cap global stocks, providing coverage of Developed and Emerging Markets, excluding the US.

c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 23, 2014Sep 23, 2014$0.174000000
Jun 23, 2014Jun 23, 2014$0.387000000
Mar 24, 2014Mar 24, 2014$0.237000000
Dec 19, 2013Dec 19, 2013$0.295000000
Sep 20, 2013Sep 20, 2013$0.147000000
Jun 21, 2013Jun 21, 2013$0.386000000
Mar 21, 2013Mar 21, 2013$0.080000000
Dec 19, 2012Dec 19, 2012$0.409000000
Sep 21, 2012Sep 21, 2012$0.488000000
Dec 20, 2011Dec 20, 2011$0.818000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar Rating   As of Sep 30, 2014
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars682
3-Year 3 Stars682
5-Year N/A N/A
10-Year N/A N/A

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2014
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2014
Type of Asset Percent
Equity97%
Fixed Income1%
Cash/Other3%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2014
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.2%
Foreign Stock96.6%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.7%
Convertible0.0%
Cash0.4%
Other2.1%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2014
SectorPercent
Financial Services21.3%
Industrials11.0%
Consumer Cyclical10.4%
Consumer Defensive9.1%
Basic Materials9.0%
Energy8.2%
Technology7.9%
Healthcare7.9%
Communication Services4.9%
Real Estate3.5%
Utilities3.3%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Country Exposure As of Aug 31, 2014
CountryPercent
Japan15.0%
United Kingdom14.8%
Canada7.6%
Switzerland5.9%
France5.7%
Australia5.7%
Germany5.5%
China3.5%
South Korea3.3%
Taiwan3.0%
Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2014
Holding NamePercent
Nestle SA1.1%
Novartis AG1.0%
HSBC Holdings PLC0.9%
Roche Holding AG0.9%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A0.7%
Toyota Motor Corp0.7%
BP PLC0.7%
Total SA0.6%
Sanofi0.6%
Commonwealth Bank of Australia0.6%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2014
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.98N/A
Alpha0.73N/A
Standard Deviation14.23N/A
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.