(1) The stock and international funds are still down YTD as of 2/6/09, although this week's strong performance has reduced the loss of many stock and international funds.
(2) The US stock funds performed better this week, up an average of 4.85%.
(3) The international funds did pretty well too, up an average of 4.5%. The Vanguard Emerging Mkts Stock Idx (VEIEX) performed the best for the week, up 7.32%.
(4) The bond funds lagged behind this week with many posted negative returns. The two bond funds that posted positive returns are: the Vanguard Inflation-Protected Secs (VIPSX) and the Vanguard High-Yield Corporate (VWEHX). The Vanguard High-Yield Corporate fund is also the best performer YTD, up 6.54%.
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