Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Oct 27, 2003
Ticker Symbol: VTINX
Morningstar Category:Target-Date Retirement
As of Sep 30, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $10,790

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 Sep 30, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Target Retire Incomea1.93%6.30%7.54%4.68%5.94%5.27%5.33%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Indexa,b0.46%5.80%5.19%4.03%3.08%4.79%N/A
Morningstar Target-Date Retirementa,c2.09%6.07%7.04%3.64%5.16%3.96%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 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. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 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 Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal–weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
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
Sep 26, 2013Sep 26, 2013$0.045000000
Jun 27, 2013Jun 27, 2013$0.056000000
Mar 27, 2013Mar 27, 2013$0.039000000
Dec 28, 2012Dec 28, 2012$0.128000000
Sep 27, 2012Sep 27, 2012$0.065000000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars157
3-Year 4 Stars157
5-Year 4 Stars138
10-Year 4 Stars70

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, 2016
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendHigh Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income64%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock18.2%
Foreign Stock11.9%
Domestic Bond45.9%
Foreign Bond17.7%

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

Fixed Income Sector As of Aug 31, 2016
Cash & Equivalents5.3%

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

Credit Quality As of Jul 31, 2016
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 Aug 31, 2016
Holding NamePercent
Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv37.2%
Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv18.1%
Vanguard Shrt-Term Infl-Prot Sec Idx Inv16.7%
Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor15.8%
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv12.2%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2016
Standard Deviation3.613.95



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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