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VFINX Vanguard 500 Index Investor

  • Fund
  • VFINX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $248.02
  • + $2.22
  • + 0.90%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

VFINX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 20.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 15.6%
  • Net Assets $384 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$248.02
$206.57
$248.02

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.14%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 20.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard 500 Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Aug 31, 1976
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Donald M. Butler

Fund Description

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Shares (VFINX) offers investors a low cost way to gain diversified exposure to the U.S. equity market. The fund’s benchmark is the most well-known and most widely-used index in the world – the S&P 500, which represents 500 of the largest U.S. companies on the market. Like its benchmark, VFINX is broadly diversified across multiple sectors, including financials, health care, industrials, information technology, and consumer goods and services.

The fund is managed by The Vanguard Group and uses full replication of the S&P 500 index, meaning the portfolio holds all stocks in the same capitalization weighting as the index. VFINX launched in 1976 and was the first fund in the industry to offer individual investors an index-based strategy.

VFINX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 20.1% -92.6% 38.4% 17.03% 1
1 Yr 22.7% -51.7% 38.4% 19.03% 1
3 Yr 10.8% * -14.4% 14.9% 11.01% 1
5 Yr 15.6% * -40.5% 17.8% 14.17% 1
10 Yr 8.2% * -6.7% 11.3% 16.39% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 9.6% -37.7% 186.3% 15.35% 1
2015 -0.7% -46.9% 11.2% 11.48% 1
2014 11.5% -51.7% 38.1% 14.29% 1
2013 29.7% -88.0% 42.8% 35.48% 2
2012 13.4% -100.0% 25.9% 38.81% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 20.1% -92.6% 38.4% 17.00% 1
1 Yr 22.7% -52.5% 142.7% 15.60% 1
3 Yr 10.8% * -6.4% 57.6% 10.05% 1
5 Yr 15.6% * -39.2% 26.3% 12.91% 1
10 Yr 8.2% * 0.4% 26.5% 14.94% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 11.2% -36.6% 190.6% 10.74% 1
2015 1.3% -40.3% 20.1% 21.73% 2
2014 14.2% -24.8% 100.1% 34.28% 2
2013 35.3% -93.4% 1119.1% 68.61% 4
2012 18.2% -100.0% 282.8% 57.75% 3

NAV & Total Return History

VFINX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VFINX Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 384 B 9.87 K 635 B 0.14% 1
Number of Holdings 515 1 3780 4.24% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 73.3 B 13.1 K 104 B 0.14% 1
Weighting of Top 10 19.9% 2.3% 269.3% 27.91% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 3.94%
  2. Exxon Mobil Corp 1.59%
  3. Microsoft Corp 2.89%
  4. Johnson & Johnson 1.69%
  5. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.55%
  6. Facebook Inc A 1.93%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 1.99%
  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.60%
  9. Alphabet Inc A 1.39%
  10. Alphabet Inc C 1.39%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.55% 0.00% 153.03% 3.52% 1
Cash
0.44% -113.33% 132.07% 22.52% 4
Bonds
0.01% -54.50% 111.13% 7.32% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.40% 88.99% 4.75% 5
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 9.71% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 80.85% 2.09% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Technology
21.73% 0.00% 41.09% 7.35% 2
Financial Services
16.63% 0.00% 92.46% 13.91% 3
Healthcare
14.22% 0.00% 43.34% 12.18% 2
Consumer Cyclical
10.79% 0.00% 47.61% 15.43% 3
Industrials
10.49% 0.00% 34.84% 15.72% 3
Consumer Defense
8.04% 0.00% 47.38% 12.11% 2
Energy
5.89% -3.37% 23.05% 12.69% 3
Communication Services
3.61% -0.78% 19.06% 8.44% 2
Utilities
3.15% -1.65% 32.10% 7.14% 2
Basic Materials
2.81% -0.88% 41.24% 14.35% 3
Real Estate
2.20% -35.07% 11.80% 9.66% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
US
98.65% 0.00% 103.08% 3.96% 1
Non US
0.90% -1.33% 88.04% 22.52% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
0.44% -113.15% 131.77% 22.48% 4
Government
0.01% -54.50% 76.37% 5.62% 1
Derivative
0.00% -61.02% 46.77% 1.59% 5
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 53.39% 3.53% 5
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 91.74% 9.01% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 65.19% 1.87% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
US
0.01% -54.50% 99.22% 7.27% 2
Non US
0.00% -73.14% 21.89% 3.88% 5

VFINX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.14% 0.02% 303.36% 21.77% 1
Management Fee 0.12% 0.00% 2.25% 6.60% 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

VFINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFINX 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

VFINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFINX 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.

VFINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VFINX Rank Quintile
Turnover 4.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 16.53% 1

VFINX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFINX Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 3.3% 0.00% 11.20% 1.13% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFINX Category Low Category High VFINX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.05% -1.94% 3.70% 3.75% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VFINX - Managers

Donald M. Butler

Manager

Start Date

Apr 27, 2016

Tenure

1.59

Tenure Rank

11.8%

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


Michelle Louie

Manager

Start Date

Nov 30, 2017

Tenure

0.0

Tenure Rank

13.6%

Michelle Louie, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. She has been with Vanguard since 2010, has worked in investment management since 2012. Education: B.S., The American University; M.B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

82.0

Category Average

6.2

Category Mode

0.7