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3 Vanguard Funds That Are Taking on Water

Near-term market conditions don't look good for these Vanguard funds

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Vanguard funds are some of the best mutual funds in the universe for buy-and-hold investing. But now can be a good time for tactical investors to start selling shares of certain types of funds.

3 Vanguard Funds That Are Taking on WaterWith an aging bull market that is much closer to the end than the beginning — and rising interest rates marking the mature phase of the business cycle — we can identify some specific areas of the market that investors will want to avoid … or at least minimize exposure.

So Bogleheads and other investors preferring the low-cost, long-term attributes of Vanguard funds can hold onto their core holdings, such as Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Class (MUTF:VFINX), and some of the best Vanguard funds for 2017, but sell shares of a few funds that look to underperform for the foreseeable future.

With that backdrop, here are three Vanguard funds to sell now:

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