Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Thank you for selecting your broker
We are redirecting you to the Broker Center now
Welcome to MutualFunds.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Thank you for your submission, we hope you enjoy your experience
ALERT

FREE Webinar for FA’s and RIA’s — Reserve Your Seat Now!

Mutualfunds logo

VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

  • Fund
  • VFIAX
  • Price as of: Dec 01, 2016
  • $203.13
  • - $0.70
  • - 0.34%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

VFIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.5%
  • Net Assets $260 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 18.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$203.13
$169.11
$205.06

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.05%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 3.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$10,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.11%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard 500 Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Nov 13, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Scott E. Geiger

Fund Description

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX) boasts itself as the industry’s first index fund for individual investors. The fund tracks the S&P 500 Index, which is comprised of the 500 largest companies by free-float market capitalization listed in the U.S. Because the VFIAX invests in an index, it is able to charge just 5 basis points for investment, making it one of the most cost-effective funds in the world. VFIAX would likely be used as a core building block in a long-term strategy as it provides vital exposure to U.S. large cap stocks while maintaining low fees for investors. Note that the fund would not be a stand-alone equity product, but rather one that does an excellent job of investing in U.S. securities; a well-diversified portfolio would still want international exposure on top of what this fund offers. The minimum investment for this fund is $10,000.

With a low fee and tracking one of the most famous benchmarks in the world, it is not surprising to see that the fund has a massive asset-base. Investors can visit Vanguard’s website at any time to get a further breakdown of how VFIAX is invested including sector exposure, individual security holdings, total assets, performance metrics, and more.

VFIAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.8% -82.7% 186.5% 35.24% 2
1 Yr 4.5% -51.7% 28.0% 18.96% 1
3 Yr 8.8% * -14.4% 16.9% 7.46% 1
5 Yr 13.5% * -1.0% 19.4% 10.97% 1
10 Yr 6.7% * -0.2% 10.3% 19.49% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.7% -46.9% 5.7% 9.74% 1
2014 11.5% -51.7% 19.5% 12.24% 1
2013 29.7% -88.0% 41.8% 35.88% 2
2012 13.4% -100.0% 42.8% 39.00% 3
2011 0.0% -27.1% 13.3% 21.38% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.4% -82.7% 190.8% 22.93% 2
1 Yr 4.5% -52.5% 142.7% 16.04% 1
3 Yr 8.8% * -5.6% 57.6% 7.71% 1
5 Yr 13.5% * -1.0% 19.4% 9.67% 1
10 Yr 6.7% * -0.2% 10.3% 17.67% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 1.4% -40.3% 13.0% 17.02% 1
2014 14.4% -24.8% 54.2% 30.16% 2
2013 35.7% -93.4% 1119.1% 67.06% 4
2012 18.5% -100.0% 282.8% 55.13% 3
2011 2.4% -43.5% 45.5% 21.57% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VFIAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 260 B 9.87 K 463 B 0.22% 1
Number of Holdings 514 1 3780 3.81% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 47.3 B 13.1 K 69.4 B 0.22% 1
Weighting of Top 10 18.2% 2.2% 297.1% 27.77% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 3.31%
  2. Exxon Mobil Corp 1.87%
  3. Microsoft Corp 2.53%
  4. Johnson & Johnson 1.72%
  5. General Electric Co 1.41%
  6. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.40%
  7. Facebook Inc A 1.65%
  8. Amazon.com Inc 1.68%
  9. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.35%
  10. Alphabet Inc A 1.29%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.49% 0.00% 118.62% 3.66% 1
Cash
0.50% -103.42% 132.07% 22.23% 4
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 10.86% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 83.08% 1.87% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 90.60% 3.53% 5
Bonds
0.00% -13.88% 103.49% 7.25% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
19.26% 0.00% 63.16% 8.87% 2
Financial Services
14.76% 0.00% 46.84% 13.84% 2
Healthcare
14.04% 0.00% 30.94% 14.06% 3
Consumer Cyclical
10.87% 0.00% 47.61% 15.28% 3
Industrials
10.64% 0.00% 48.43% 14.85% 3
Consumer Defense
10.07% 0.00% 48.03% 9.01% 2
Energy
7.16% -3.67% 22.58% 10.02% 2
Communication Services
4.30% -3.08% 17.25% 6.92% 2
Utilities
3.36% -3.74% 25.88% 6.92% 2
Basic Materials
2.71% 0.00% 23.55% 13.05% 3
Real Estate
2.33% -0.11% 12.73% 10.17% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
US
99.09% 0.00% 118.15% 3.24% 1
Non US
0.40% -0.64% 94.30% 22.37% 4

VFIAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.05% 0.02% 303.36% 21.93% 1
Management Fee 0.04% 0.00% 2.25% 6.89% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFIAX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFIAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.15% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFIAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 3.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 16.84% 1

VFIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 3.5% 0.00% 11.20% 0.97% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.11% -2.05% 3.95% 3.17% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

VFIAX - Managers

Scott E. Geiger

Manager

Start Date

Apr 27, 2016

Tenure

0.51

Tenure Rank

12.4%

Scott E. Geiger, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2006; has worked in investment management since 2008; has managed investment portfolios since 2013. Education: B.S., Millersville University.


Donald M. Butler

Manager

Start Date

Apr 27, 2016

Tenure

0.51

Tenure Rank

12.4%

Donald M. Butler, CFA, Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1992; has managed investment portfolios since 1997; and has co-managed the Fund since 2009. Education: B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.0

Category Average

6.06

Category Mode

4.8