Skip to main content

Investment Strategy

The Total International Stock Index Portfolio invests entirely in the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund (the "Total International Stock Index Fund"), which employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index, a free-float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index designed to measure equity market performance of companies located in developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States. The Index includes more than 5,550 stocks of companies located in 46 countries. The Total International Stock Index Fund invests all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in its target index.

  Market values as of 5/23/2019   Total Returns as of 04/30/2019    
Investment Portfolio Unit Value Daily Change YTD Return as of 5/23/2019 1 Month 3 Month 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception Inception Date Expense Ratio
International Index Market values as of 5/23/2019 $17.52 -1.06% 7.31% Total Returns as of 04/30/2019 2.74% 5.24% -3.45% 8.16% 2.95% 7.75% 4.53% General Information Sep 2005 0.17%
Total International Stock Index Portfolio Benchmark   2.61% 5.25% -3.70% 8.16% 3.30% 7.92% 4.31%    

Select Date Range

How to Interpret the Charts

The performance charts display historical performance for Invest529 portfolios. Two values are represented on each chart. The first value is the daily NAV (net asset value) and is represented by the blue line on the chart. The second value is the percent change of the NAV based on a selected timeframe and is represented by the purple line. A date selector can be found underneath the chart that allows for custom date ranges to be chosen. These charts also feature the ability to zoom into pre-determined time periods (Note: Selecting a zoom period will not change the previously selected date range).

Key Terms:

Benchmark

An unmanaged group of securities whose overall performance is used as a standard to measure investment performance.

The market value of a mutual fund's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. The value of a single share is called its share value or share price.

Average Annual Returns

Updated Monthly as of 04/30/2019
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception Sep 2005
Total International Stock Index Portfolio -3.45% 8.16% 2.95% 4.53%
Total International Stock Index Portfolio Benchmark -3.70% 8.16% 3.30% 4.31%

Returns are net of fees.

Benchmark

The Total International Stock Index Portfolio’s Benchmark is a blended composite benchmark reflecting the asset strategic benchmark index components for each underlying investment manager, and an adjustment reflecting the administrative fee for the Portfolio:


Portfolio Fees as of 04/30/2019

Fee Type Percent
Asset Management Fees 0.07%
Administrative Fee 0.10%
Expense Ratio (Asset Management + Administrative Fee) 0.17%

Historical Prices

Date Price
5/23/2019 $17.52
5/22/2019 $17.71
5/21/2019 $17.77
5/20/2019 $17.66
5/17/2019 $17.73

Overview

Unit Price Percent
As of 5/23/2019 $17.52
Change $-0.19 -1.06%

Investment Objective

The Total International Stock Index Portfolio seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.

Investment Risks

Because the Total International Stock Index Portfolio invests entirely in the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, the Portfolio is primarily subject to stock market risk, country/regional risk, currency risk, investment style risk, and emerging markets risk.

View Vanguard Site – Total International Stock Index Portfolio


Notes:

  1. All investment return information is calculated by BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. Returns are presented net of management fees andInvest529 administrative fees. Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.
  2. The Invest529 Total International Stock Index Portfolio uses the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund (Institutional Shares) as the underlying investment vehicle. This means that the Invest529 Portfolio invests in and owns shares of the underlying Vanguard Fund. Invest529 Program investors own shares of the Invest529 Portfolio; they do not directly own shares of the underlying Vanguard Fund
  3. The Fund Benchmark is a custom benchmark that provides for the comparison of Fund performance results to an appropriate strategic benchmark index, in this case the FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index, with an adjustment reflecting the Invest529 administrative fee for the Fund.
  4. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please refer to the Invest529 Program Description and the underlying Vanguard Fund prospectus before making any investment decision.