7 Best Vanguard Funds to Hold


Mutual funds can help diversify your retirement portfolio, whether you’re looking for growth through equity exposure or dividend income. Vanguard has a reputation for offering low-cost index funds and exchange-traded funds to help investors achieve their retirement goals. Take a look at the best 7 Vanguard Funds.

1. Total World Stock Index Fund (VTWAX)

If you’re following the two-fund strategy, VTWAX could be a solid companion to BND. “Not only does this fund give you diversified exposure to companies in the U.S., but also internationally,” Scribner says. Including international stocks in your retirement plan could make sense if you’re hoping to diversify with large-cap stocks.

For instance, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) and Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) are among the fund’s top holdings, alongside large U.S. stocks such as Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB). As a newer offering, the Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund doesn’t have the same lengthy track record as other Vanguard funds – but it could be a good addition if you’re looking for a low-cost index option to gain exposure to foreign markets.