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Greetings Dan!

That is one very interesting post, thank you for giving us such a good introduction. Since I was just updating my Excel Port files, specifically my Vanguard Index Funds.xls file. I looked up the symbol for the two funds you mentioned and I found I had VWELX (Wellington Index Fund) on my list but I didn't have the VGSTX (Vanguard STAR Fund) on it. However, with a little fumbling around and finding the Beginning Start date for VGSTX, (10/12/01) which matches all of the Vanguard Funds on my Excel SS, I added it to my list.

BTW; Just for giggles you might like to look at my Yahoo! Vanguard Index Picks watch list at the following link.

http://finance.yahoo.com/p?v&k=pf_7

The following are just the two Vanguard Funds you mentioned, and if you would like a copy of my Excel file, I'll reply to your private e-mail to me and attach the file for your use.

YBD* 3.99 10/10/05 10/12/01
Ticker Vanguard Index Funds CURNAV BEGNAV $CHG %CHG CAGR
VGSTX Vanguard STAR Fund $19.09 $16.04 $3.05 19.01% 4.45%
VWELX Wellington Index Fund $30.51 $27.42 $3.09 11.27% 2.71%

*Years Between Dates


I won't go into anymore detail here since I'm sure you will have quite a few replies to your first post, and you will probably like to respond to them as well.

Welcome to The BMW Method!

Best Regards;

~hildy ;o)
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