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VGSTX Vanguard STAR Inv

  • Fund
  • VGSTX
  • Price as of: Dec 02, 2016
  • $24.31
  • + $0.02
  • + 0.08%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

VGSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.4%
  • Net Assets $18.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 96.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.31
$21.42
$24.89

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.00%

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)

$1,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.06%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Star Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Mar 29, 1985
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Walter Nejman

Fund Description

The Vanguard STAR Fund (VGSTX) offers investors exposure to a balanced portfolio of both equities and fixed income securities, and seeks to maximize long-term total return. The fund features a 60/40 mix between stocks and bonds, including both domestic and international securities. To obtain this objective, VGSTX invests in 11 different actively managed Vanguard funds, which include the Vanguard Windsor II Fund Investor Shares, the Vanguard Long-Term Investment Grade Fund Investor Shares, and the Vanguard GNMA Fund Investor Shares.

VGSTX is best suited for those investors looking for a “one stop shop” that offers broad diversification across asset classes. Furthermore, investors with moderate risk tolerances may find VGSTX to be a compelling core holding. The fund is managed by The Vanguard Group.

VGSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.4% -66.0% 21.5% 34.08% 2
1 Yr 3.7% -35.0% 45.9% 29.13% 2
3 Yr 5.1% * -13.6% 11.8% 13.35% 1
5 Yr 8.4% * -11.6% 13.2% 17.24% 1
10 Yr 5.7% * -5.0% 8.2% 13.20% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -5.4% -37.7% 48.7% 32.92% 2
2014 3.1% -59.3% 14.8% 14.64% 1
2013 14.9% -17.5% 36.4% 18.98% 2
2012 11.1% -16.2% 18.4% 15.94% 1
2011 -1.8% -30.5% 7.4% 33.58% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.1% -65.8% 30.1% 36.77% 2
1 Yr 3.7% -38.3% 73.2% 21.79% 2
3 Yr 5.1% * -14.6% 28.2% 10.80% 1
5 Yr 8.4% * -11.9% 13.2% 14.73% 1
10 Yr 5.7% * -5.0% 8.2% 12.48% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.1% -29.3% 50.4% 14.27% 1
2014 8.2% -54.8% 25.4% 19.01% 1
2013 20.8% -16.7% 57.2% 29.98% 2
2012 17.0% -16.2% 74.5% 23.84% 2
2011 1.0% -25.3% 15.8% 38.02% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VGSTX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 18.7 B 81.4 K 99.4 B 0.55% 1
Number of Holdings 12 1 12494 14.23% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 18.4 B -654 M 20.2 B 0.09% 1
Weighting of Top 10 96.2% 0.2% 272.7% 3.39% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Windsorâ?¢ II Inv 14.17%
  2. Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.57%
  3. Vanguard GNMA Inv 12.31%
  4. Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.38%
  5. Vanguard International Growth Inv 9.41%
  6. Vanguard International Value Inv 9.37%
  7. Vanguard Windsorâ?¢ Inv 7.73%
  8. Vanguard PRIMECAP Inv 6.08%
  9. Vanguard US Growth Inv 6.05%
  10. Vanguard Morganâ?¢ Growth Inv 6.09%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
61.03% -49.32% 147.79% 10.51% 2
Bonds
35.14% -41.48% 107.98% 14.98% 3
Cash
2.73% -55.49% 139.25% 21.74% 4
Other
1.09% -18.85% 98.84% 13.36% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 33.12% 7.19% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.01% -1.01% 35.22% 8.79% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Technology
12.63% -8.03% 70.04% 3.62% 1
Healthcare
9.94% -1.46% 29.90% 4.87% 1
Financial Services
9.65% -5.07% 69.58% 8.64% 2
Consumer Cyclical
8.32% -6.02% 54.37% 6.64% 1
Industrials
6.90% -4.92% 48.84% 9.29% 2
Consumer Defense
3.83% -4.74% 27.69% 11.98% 3
Energy
3.69% -2.68% 33.46% 10.07% 3
Communication Services
2.08% -2.53% 27.16% 8.22% 2
Basic Materials
1.70% -2.13% 21.85% 11.42% 3
Real Estate
0.59% -8.01% 48.98% 16.95% 4
Utilities
0.54% -7.18% 47.20% 12.81% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
US
41.10% -97.12% 142.85% 13.46% 2
Non US
19.93% -2.98% 150.26% 6.00% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
16.01% -20.43% 93.55% 13.82% 3
Securitized
14.12% -0.01% 40.54% 5.03% 1
Government
3.91% -91.64% 76.37% 20.09% 4
Cash & Equivalents
2.73% -54.77% 138.37% 21.28% 4
Municipal
1.03% 0.00% 91.28% 3.71% 1
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 36.75% 2.84% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
US
30.99% -154.38% 94.16% 13.00% 3
Non US
4.15% -57.44% 198.64% 15.33% 3

VGSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.00% 0.00% 165.34% 18.86% 1
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 5.50% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.83% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGSTX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.14% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGSTX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.11% 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.

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGSTX Rank Quintile
Turnover 8.00% 0.00% 5609.00% 14.26% 1

VGSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 11.33% 13.29% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.06% -2.96% 9.94% 10.30% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VGSTX - Managers

Walter Nejman

Manager

Start Date

Feb 22, 2013

Tenure

3.69

Tenure Rank

4.6%

Walter Nejman, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2005, has worked in investment management since 2008Education: B.A., Arcadia University; M.B.A., Villanova University.


William A. Coleman

Manager

Start Date

Feb 22, 2013

Tenure

3.69

Tenure Rank

4.6%

William Coleman, Portfolio Manager. He has worked in investment management since joining Vanguard in 2006. Education: B.S., King’s College; M.B.A., St. Joseph’s University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.9

Category Average

5.42

Category Mode

4.8