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VGPMX Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv

  • Fund
  • VGPMX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $12.38
  • + $0.15
  • + 1.23%
  • Category
  • Precious Metals

VGPMX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 94.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -11.1%
  • Net Assets $3.01 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 44.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.38
$5.55
$12.64

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.35%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 8.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Precious Metals
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Equity Precious Metals

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 94.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -11.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.22%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date May 23, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jamie J. Horvat

Fund Description

The Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund Investor Shares (VGPMX) is an actively managed fund that focuses on metals and mining equities from around the globe. VGPMX’s main goal is to provide long-term capital appreciation. As such, the fund owns stocks engaged in the mining and processing of precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum, and base and common metals, such as iron ore and copper. The fund’s underlying holdings are chosen using a variety of fundamental value metrics.

Expenses for VGPMX are below average for its peer group. Given VGPMX’s small focus on metals and mining stocks, the fund is best suited as a satellite position in a broad equity portfolio.

VGPMX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGPMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 94.7% 22.7% 146.6% 82.26% 5
1 Yr 74.2% -34.6% 147.8% 95.16% 5
3 Yr 6.7% * -29.5% 14.8% 56.45% 3
5 Yr -11.1% * -23.7% -6.1% 68.33% 4
10 Yr -1.6% * -9.1% 5.4% 86.67% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGPMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -30.6% -31.7% -5.2% 93.55% 5
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGPMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 94.7% 22.7% 146.6% 82.26% 5
1 Yr 74.2% -37.2% 147.8% 93.55% 5
3 Yr 6.7% * -30.2% 14.8% 46.77% 3
5 Yr -11.1% * -24.0% -6.1% 61.67% 4
10 Yr -1.6% * -9.1% 5.4% 85.00% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGPMX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -30.6% -31.7% -5.2% 93.55% 5
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

VGPMX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VGPMX Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.01 B 25.7 M 3.01 B 1.61% 1
Number of Holdings 64 34 157 16.13% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 898 M 15 M 1.07 B 4.84% 1
Weighting of Top 10 44.3% 35.0% 61.8% 29.03% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Dominion Diamond Corp 4.42%
  2. Nevsun Resources Ltd 5.84%
  3. Goldcorp Inc 5.07%
  4. Randgold Resources Ltd ADR 5.20%
  5. Acacia Mining PLC 3.99%
  6. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd 5.42%
  7. Franco-Nevada Corp 4.23%
  8. Newmont Mining Corp 3.44%
  9. Yamana Gold Inc 3.35%
  10. Hochschild Mining PLC 3.31%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.34% 0.00% 100.64% 16.13% 3
Cash
2.42% 0.74% 36.15% 19.35% 3
Other
1.24% -1.64% 19.13% 19.35% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 8.88% 8.06% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.21% 6.45% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 46.74% 8.06% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Basic Materials
94.45% 0.00% 100.64% 12.90% 3
Industrials
1.89% 0.00% 1.89% 1.61% 1
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.76% 4.84% 1
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 3.23% 1
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 1.64% 3.23% 1
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 1

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Non US
89.41% 0.00% 92.30% 8.06% 1
US
6.93% 0.00% 20.23% 22.58% 4

VGPMX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGPMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.35% 0.35% 20.51% 82.26% 1
Management Fee 0.32% 0.32% 1.00% 29.03% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.05% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VGPMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGPMX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VGPMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGPMX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 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.

VGPMX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGPMX Rank Quintile
Turnover 8.00% 8.00% 797.00% 24.19% 1

VGPMX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGPMX Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.19% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGPMX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGPMX Category Low Category High VGPMX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.22% -2.18% 2.22% 1.61% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VGPMX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VGPMX - Managers

Jamie J. Horvat

Manager

Start Date

Feb 07, 2014

Tenure

2.48

Tenure Rank

24.0%

Jamie J. Horvat, Portfolio Manager at M&G, has been with M&G since 2013. Jamie Horvat joined SAM in January 2008 as an Investment Strategist with focus on the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund. Jamie holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Tech. (honours) from Mohawk College, and an Honours B.Comm from McMaster University. He is a member of the International Research Assoc. and is a Licensed International Financial Analyst. He is also a member of the Ontario Assoc. of Cert. Engineering Technicians & Technologists, as well as the Toronto CFA Society and the CFA Institute.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.2

Category High

28.5

Category Average

8.59

Category Mode

1.6