Despite Vanguard Extended Market Fund’s persistent growth tilt, we recognize its utility for investors as a portfolio building block alongside a S&P 500-tracking fund. The fund’s broadly diversified, low-turnover, and low-fee portfolio deliver on this objective, warranting a Process upgrade to Above Average from Average. Consequently, all of its share classes earn Morningstar Analyst Rating upgrades to Gold from Bronze, except for the higher fee Investor share class, which receives a Silver rating.
Morningstar’s Fund Analysis VEMPX
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The Parent Pillar is our rating of VEMPX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.