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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.

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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