Vanguard Extended Market's index construction leads to an unintentional but persistent growth tilt, which has landed the fund in the mid-growth Morningstar Category. As the strategy does not deliberately target growth stocks, we have downgraded its Process rating to Average from Above Average. As a result, we have downgraded the Morningstar Analyst Rating for its Investor share class to Bronze from Silver, and to Bronze from Gold for the remaining share classes. This reflects our confidence in its ability to outperform new category peers in the long run, despite its roundabout growth bias.
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