- Oct 20, 2001
Any Vanguard mutual fund investors here? I was comparing their Total Stock Market Index Fund to their 500 Index Fund, and was kind of puzzled by the difference in performance. The 500 seemed to continualy beat the Total Stock Market Index. This is counter from what I understand, but admittedly, I know so little. In the long run, shouldn't the Total Stock Market Index be doing better? Is the 500 somehow more efficient, e.g., taxes?