Vanguard has reopened the $1.5 billion Vanguard International Explorer Fund, which closed in 2004, and the $3 billion Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund, which closed in 2004. The minimum required initial investment in the international fund is $25,000, and the minimum initial investment in the metals fund is $10,000.


“The financial market environment has changed considerably since we closed the funds, which at current asset levels, are in a position to accept additional cash flows,” said Vanguard CEO F. William McNabb III.

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