|Vanguard Index Fund Name||P/E Ratio||Earnings Growth Rate|
|500 Index Fund Inv||18.1||10.7|
|Growth Index Fund Inv||24.3||14.3|
|Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv||19||11|
|Value Index Fund Inv||15||8.2|
|Mid-Cap Index Fund Inv||20.6||13|
|Small-Cap Growth Index||27||17.7|
|Small-Cap Index Fund Inv||21.8||10.1|
|Small-Cap Value Index||18.3||4.9|
|REIT Index Fund Inv||38.7||-4.7|
|Emerging Mkts Stock Index||10.7||21.2|
|European Stock Index Inv||16.4||4.5|
|Pacific Stock Index Inv||13.5||13.5|
- The most important thing I notice in the table is the line of REIT index fund. The P/E ratio of 38.7 and negative earnings growth makes me worried about the real estate market.
- The small cap stocks are perceived as riskier investment in the investment community, still, they field higher P/E ratio and lower earnings growth then S&P 500 index fund.
- Emerging markets stock index fund has the lowest P/E ratio and highest earnings growth among all indexes.
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