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7 Best Vanguard Funds for the Return of Volatility

The best time to begin planning for volatility is when the market is calm. Start with this list of stalwart Vanguard funds.

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Best Vanguard Funds for a Volatile Market: Vanguard Balanced Index (VBINX)

Best Vanguard Funds for a Volatile Market: Vanguard Balanced Index (VBINX)
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Expenses: 0.19%
Minimum Initial Investment: $3,000

Simple, low-cost funds that hold a broadly diversified balance of stocks and bonds are a smart way for investors to minimize risk in a volatile market. One of the best funds to do this job is Vanguard Balanced Index (MUTF:VBINX).

The VBINX portfolio consists of approximately 60% stocks and 40% bonds, with each portion tracking an index. The stock side includes large-cap stocks like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It’s as stability-minded as you could want, with a median market cap of nearly $60 billion.

The fixed-income portion consists primarily of government and high-quality corporate debt, averaging intermediate-term.

VBINX can work as a standalone fund for investors with a moderate risk tolerance, or it can work as a core holding in a portfolio with other funds.

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