10 Best Vanguard Index Funds To Buy & Hold

Vanguard has over 100 Vanguard funds that track indexes in the US and international markets for both stocks and bonds.

This article will give an overview of the top Vanguard index funds. 

Vanguard Growth Index Fund Admiral Shares (VIGAX)

VIGAX is a passively managed index fund trying to match the performance of the underlying index. The expense ratio for VIGAX is 0.05%.

Vanguard Balanced Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBIAX)

The portfolio tracks two indexes representing US equities and US taxable bond markets, investing around 60% in stocks and 40%  in bonds.

Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX)

VDIGX has an expense ratio of 0.22%. The minimum investment for VDIGX is $3,000 for regular accounts and $500 for IRA accounts

Vanguard Tax-Managed Balanced Fund Admiral Shares (VTMFX)

If you’re looking for a balanced investment approach with maximum tax efficiency, VTMFX may be a good fit. 

Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

It means that if the stock market takes a dip, your fund will automatically sell some of your stocks and buy more bonds, which are  less risky.