The Vanguard Group has added a series of new tools to its Web site, some of which make it easier for investors to find Vanguard offerings comparable to their non-Vanguard holdings.
The "Funds Similar to Vanguard" tool makes it easier for investors to identify low-cost Vanguard funds that they can switch into. Also, "Vanguard Funds by Style Box" breaks down Vanguards funds according to style box, which is helpful for asset allocation strategies.
The "Tax-Equivalent Yield Calculator" helps investors figure out whether they should be in a municipal or taxable bond fund. The "Investment Income Calculator" shows how much income to expect from a particular investment.
Finally, the "Compare Investment Growth" tool charts the hypothetical growth of $10,000 in up to three funds over one, five, and 10 years.