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A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:47 pm
by Taylor Larimore
Bogleheads:

Today, is my birthday and a record day for many Vanguard stock investors.

Question: Which Vanguard fund is this?

* Ten consecutive years in the top half of its category.

* Top 16% in its category for 10-year return.

* Top 6% in its category for 10-year after-tax return.

* Vanguard's lowest-cost fund.

* Vanguard's largest mutual fund.

* Top GOLD Morningstar Analyst Rating

* The only U.S. stock fund in The Three-Fund Portfolio

Only one guess.

Best wishes.
Taylor

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:51 pm
by highercall
Happy Birthday Taylor. Trust you will have many more.

Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund. :)

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:02 pm
by Grt2bOutdoors
The 500 Index. :)

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:13 pm
by Biglaw Investor
Happy Birthday Taylor!

Why look for a needle when I can buy the whole haystack. :D

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:49 pm
by jmndu99
Happy Birthday Taylor. Thanks for your service in WWII and here.

I'm guessing the Vanguard S&P 500 index fund.

Semper Fi!

J

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:55 pm
by selftalk
Happy Birthday Taylor and wishes for many more. I love that VTSAX / VTI. No mental stress. Just buy it when funds become available and don`t peek much.

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:02 pm
by Big Dog
happy birthday, Taylor. :sharebeer Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.

(But, I admit to being a little stubborn: still stuck on a Two Fund [domestic] portfolio... Some day I may get with the Three-Fund Program to be able to call myself a TaylorHead. :mrgreen: )

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:59 pm
by dwickenh
Happy Birthday Taylor

Heading to your state soon for golf, baseball, and cruising the inter-coastal.

Total Stock Market Index- VTSAX for me.

Best to you,

Dan

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:18 pm
by blueblock
Taylor Larimore wrote:Only one guess.
S&H Green Stamps!

:wink:

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:30 pm
by arcticpineapplecorp.
Happy Birthday Taylor. I've learned a lot from you.

I'm really surprised so many people are guessing the S&P500 index fund, when you provided a link to the three fund portolio which recommends: 1. the total U.S. stock market index fund (.05%), the total international stock market index fund (.12%) and the total (U.S.) bond market index fund (.06%) (all exp. ratios assume a minimum investment of $10,000). How could the special fund be the S&P500 index fund? It must be the total U.S. stock market index fund (costs the same), right?

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:52 pm
by fishandgolf
Taylor Larimore wrote:Bogleheads:

* The only U.S. stock fund in The Three-Fund Portfolio

Only one guess.

Best wishes.
Taylor
FPS.....Taylor gave us the answer in the OP, that is why we only get one guess (if you want to call it a guess...) :)

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:09 pm
by brianrhull
Happy Birthday Taylor! Total Stock Market! Thanks for all your sound advice.
-Brian Hull

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 pm
by radiowave
Happy Birthday Taylor. I hope we have your wisdom for many more years to come.

(I'll also vote for VTSAX)

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:50 pm
by Visitor
Happy Birthday Taylor!

Wishing you many more! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with the rest of us and personally helping me to achieve financial wealth over the years.

I will guess the Total Stock Market Fund but the S&P 500 fund has identical returns. So if your in either fund you've done pretty well over the years.

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:55 pm
by badbreath
I know Gold

Happy B-Day

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:11 am
by White Coat Investor
Taylor Larimore wrote:Bogleheads:

Today, is my birthday and a record day for many Vanguard stock investors.

Question: Which Vanguard fund is this?

* Ten consecutive years in the top half of its category.

* Top 16% in its category for 10-year return.

* Top 6% in its category for 10-year after-tax return.

* Vanguard's lowest-cost fund.

* Vanguard's largest mutual fund.

* Top GOLD Morningstar Analyst Rating

* The only U.S. stock fund in The Three-Fund Portfolio

Only one guess.

Best wishes.
Taylor
Also my favorite fund and a large part of my portfolio. I actually own all three "retail" versions of it bought at three different brokerage companies right now in one account or another.

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:15 am
by oldzey
Happy Birthday, Taylor!

oldzey

Re: A Special Vanguard Fund

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:20 am
by ZeroWealth
Happiest of birthdays Taylor!