Author Topic: Vanguard - different returns reported?  (Read 1180 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Vanguard - different returns reported?
« on: December 13, 2015, 04:29:48 AM »

Can someone explain the difference between different reported returns for Vanguard ETFs, i.e.
- Returns before taxes
- Returns after taxes on distributions
- Returns after taxes on distributions and sale of fund shares

Explanations from investors in  Vanguard BNDX, BND and VT are especially welcome. I do have an idea of my own, but it may be wrong.

The reason I am asking is that I am trying to figure out, whether it is better to leave my current investments in tax deferred fund, a sort of a restricted mix of IRA nd 401(k) available in my country, or cash in, take a 42% tax blow, and invest in global stock index, see  for details. Therefore I am doing an analysis of past returns of "comparable" index funds, and I would like to compare apples with apples.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: Vanguard - different returns reported?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 07:10:09 AM »
I posted in your other topic as that has more information.