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3 Zacks Rank #1 Mutual Funds From the Vanguard Portfolio

Founded by John C. Bogle in 1975, Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment management companies. The company had around $4.4 trillion in assets under management as of Jun 30, 2017. It offers about 180 domestic funds and 190 funds for foreign markets. It also offers asset management and financial planning services to clients throughout the globe.

Vanguard stands out from the other mutual fund companies because it is owned by the funds themselves. The company believes that this structure helps management to focus more on shareholder interests. Among the advantages Vanguard claims to offer, low-cost and no-load are the most notable.

Below we share with you four top-ranked Vanguard mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of Vanguard funds , their Zacks Rank and past performance.

Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Investor VASGX invests in other Vanguard mutual funds with asset allocation of nearly 80% in equity securities and about 20% in debt securities and bonds. VASGX seeks appreciation of income and capital for the long run. Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Investor has three-year annualized returns of 8.4%.

VASGX has an expense ratio of 0.00% compared with the category average of 0.79%.

Vanguard US Value InvestorVUVLX seeks growth of capital and income for the long run. VUVLX invests all of its assets in value companies having low price/earnings (P/E) ratios. The fund focuses on acquiring stocks of large and mid-cap companies having impressive growth potential and favorable valuations. Vanguard US Value Investor has three-year annualized returns of 9.9%.

As of June 2017, VUVLX held 224 issues, with 3.06% of its assets invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade InvestorVFSTX seeks income while maintaining a high degree of stability of principal. VFSTX invests in a variety of high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-quality fixed income securities. The fund also invests to a limited extent in non-investment-grade and fixed income securities, mainly short-term and intermediate-term corporate bonds. Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Investor has three-year annualized returns of 1.9%.

Gregory Nassour is the fund manager of VFSTX since 2008.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Vanguard mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds .

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