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6 Vanguard Funds to Avoid


Vanguard is best known for ultralow fees and its many index funds. But the Malvern, Pa., firm sponsors 70 actively managed funds, too. Some are solid, including Vanguard Dividend Growth (symbol VDIGX), a member of the Kiplinger 25. But some of Vanguard’s actively managed funds are, to put it generously, mediocre.

Here are six we think you should avoid.

(Returns are through January 20 and are annualized.)

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