Here are the annualized returns
Actually I think this is good retirement option...full disclosure I have lots of money in here in addition to other Vanguard funds. Keep in mind that 30% of the fund is in bonds and 5% in cash so the Star fund does not go down as much as all equity in a bear market and will not go up as much in a bull market.
I don't have any bonds or bond funds but use this fund as my bond exposure
yes us old timers have been to this bbq before with chryomed...it didn't work
there was a 7.67 capital gain distribution so you will have more shares or receive a check...this is a little unusual considering all the nice newsletters and no mention that this was coming
who cares how much they make when the fund has good returns on average...everyone lost money in 08...the key was to stay in the market and not panic
unfortunately we all lost 40% last year...in whatever fund you invested in. That is part of investing in the stock market...some years down 40 and other years up 30 but on average the returns are better than risk free investments. I have other money in "value funds" that invested in aig, fannie and freddie and other bank stocks that are lost forever...at least baron invests in real companies that he understands. I have invested with baron since the 1980's and he has done very well. I am confident this will come back.