The realized and unrealized capital gain or loss can be found from Vanguard's website under Fund Distribution tab for each of the fund. Here are the results for the individual funds making the Lazy Portfolios.
As of 1/31/09, the US stock funds have realized capital losses of -5% to -115%. The unrealized appreciation/depreciation ranges from -2% to -275%. The worst funds that have huge total realized and unrealized losses are: Vanguard Small Cap Value Index (VISVX): -346.85%, Vanguard Small Cap Growth Index (VISGX): -288.10%, Vanguard REIT Index (VGSIX): -282.84%, Vanguard Value Index (VIVAX): -186.10%. In comparison, the Vanguard 500 Index (VFINX) and the Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx (VTSMX) have total losses of -11.15% and -43.80% respectly.
Most of the international funds have total losses ranged from -46% to -69%. The only international fund that carries the worst loss is the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index (VPACX), a huge loss of -315.89%.
These numbers look very scary. How many years will it take for the funds to recover the heavy losses even in good times, let alone in a worst recession of our life time?
Lazy Portfolios: Weekly performance Update of the individual Funds (2/13/2009)