Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Oct 27, 2003
CUSIP: 92202E102
Ticker Symbol: VTINX
Morningstar Category:Target-Date Retirement
As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $16,710

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to provide current income and some capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors currently in retirement. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; inflation-protected public obligations issued by the U.S. Treasury; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.

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 Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Target Retire Incomea-0.50%-0.50%5.35%3.68%4.33%4.93%5.25%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg Bond Indexa,b-1.46%-1.46%1.20%1.20%1.82%3.63%N/A
Morningstar Target-Date Retirementa,c-0.97%-0.97%4.95%3.22%3.83%4.31%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, visit

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.13%
Net Expenses0.13%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2018 All rights reserved. This information: (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 and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Mar 15, 2018Mar 15, 2018$0.043000000
Dec 28, 2017Dec 28, 2017$0.183500000
Sep 21, 2017Sep 21, 2017$0.050000000
Jun 27, 2017Jun 27, 2017$0.062000000
Mar 28, 2017Mar 28, 2017$0.044000000
Dec 28, 2016Dec 28, 2016$0.140200000
Sep 19, 2016Sep 19, 2016$0.048000000
Jun 20, 2016Jun 20, 2016$0.061000000
Mar 18, 2016Mar 18, 2016$0.042000000
Dec 29, 2015Dec 29, 2015$0.287000000
Sep 24, 2015Sep 24, 2015$0.048000000
Jun 25, 2015Jun 25, 2015$0.059000000
Mar 26, 2015Mar 26, 2015$0.046000000
Dec 29, 2014Dec 29, 2014$0.125000000
Sep 23, 2014Sep 23, 2014$0.050000000
Jun 23, 2014Jun 23, 2014$0.056000000
Mar 28, 2014Mar 28, 2014$0.048000000
Dec 26, 2013Dec 26, 2013$0.260000000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2018
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars160
3-Year 4 Stars160
5-Year 3 Stars131
10-Year 4 Stars90

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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 managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Mar 31, 2018
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendMedium Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income66%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2018
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock18.2%
Foreign Stock11.6%
Domestic Bond48.0%
Foreign Bond18.2%

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

Fixed Income Sector As of Feb 28, 2018
Cash & Equivalents3.7%

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

Credit Quality As of Feb 28, 2018
Quality LevelPercent
Below B0.0%
Not Rated0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.

Top Ten Holdings As of Feb 28, 2018
Holding NamePercent
Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv37.1%
Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv18.3%
Vanguard Shrt-Term Infl-Prot Sec Idx Inv16.6%
Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor16.0%
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv11.9%


Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2018
Standard Deviation3.503.58



The Fund is not a complete solution for all of your retirement savings needs. An investment in the Fund includes the risk of loss, including near, at or after the target date of the Fund. There is no guarantee that the Fund will provide adequate income at and through an investor's retirement.


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