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 Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|Vanguard Target Retire Incomea||2.35%||2.35%||0.41%||3.64%||4.95%||5.22%||5.23%|
|Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Indexa,b||3.03%||3.03%||1.96%||2.50%||3.78%||4.90%||N/A|
|Morningstar Retirement Incomea,c||1.74%||1.74%||-1.37%||2.33%||3.54%||3.78%||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 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.
a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. 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 Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities.
c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Mar 18, 2016||Mar 18, 2016||$0.042000000|
|Dec 29, 2015||Dec 29, 2015||$0.287000000|
|Sep 24, 2015||Sep 24, 2015||$0.048000000|
|Jun 25, 2015||Jun 25, 2015||$0.059000000|
|Mar 26, 2015||Mar 26, 2015||$0.046000000|
|Dec 29, 2014||Dec 29, 2014||$0.125000000|
|Sep 23, 2014||Sep 23, 2014||$0.050000000|
|Jun 23, 2014||Jun 23, 2014||$0.056000000|
|Mar 28, 2014||Mar 28, 2014||$0.048000000|
|Dec 26, 2013||Dec 26, 2013||$0.260000000|
|Sep 26, 2013||Sep 26, 2013||$0.045000000|
|Jun 27, 2013||Jun 27, 2013||$0.056000000|
|Mar 27, 2013||Mar 27, 2013||$0.039000000|
|Dec 28, 2012||Dec 28, 2012||$0.128000000|
|Sep 27, 2012||Sep 27, 2012||$0.065000000|
|Jun 28, 2012||Jun 28, 2012||$0.048000000|
|Mar 29, 2012||Mar 29, 2012||$0.043000000|
|Dec 29, 2011||Dec 29, 2011||$0.138000000|
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.
|Equity Stylebox||Fixed Income Stylebox|
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
|Cash & Equivalents||4.6%|
Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.
|Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv||36.9%|
|Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv||18.5%|
|Vanguard Shrt-Term Infl-Prot Sec Idx Inv||16.6%|
|Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor||16.0%|
|Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv||12.0%|
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.