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VMNFX Vanguard Market Neutral Inv

  • Fund
  • VMNFX
  • Price as of: Nov 16, 2017
  • $11.85
  • + $0.04
  • + 0.34%
  • Category
  • Market Neutral

VMNFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -4.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.3%
  • Net Assets $1.91 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 281.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.85
$11.67
$12.50

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.60%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 64.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Market Neutral
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Market Neutral

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -4.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.48%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Market Neutral Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Nov 11, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James P. Stetler

Fund Description

The fund follows a market neutral strategy, which the managers define as a strategy designed to produce a portfolio that is neutral with respect to general stock market risk (sometimes referred to as beta neutrality). Beta is a measure of a portfolio's volatility relative to the volatility of the general stock market. The fund, as a whole, does not seek to adhere to any other definition of market neutrality.

VMNFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VMNFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -4.4% -10.1% 6.6% 69.50% 5
1 Yr 1.1% -20.0% 12.6% 55.56% 3
3 Yr 1.4% * -6.7% 5.0% 25.69% 2
5 Yr 3.3% * -3.3% 3.4% 2.99% 1
10 Yr 0.8% * -1.3% 3.0% 28.57% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VMNFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.1% -12.2% 13.1% 27.34% 2
2015 5.5% -15.7% 5.6% 1.63% 1
2014 4.3% -26.9% 10.0% 6.42% 1
2013 8.6% -9.7% 8.6% 2.38% 1
2012 -2.0% -6.4% 10.3% 73.91% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VMNFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -4.4% -10.1% 6.6% 69.50% 5
1 Yr 1.1% -20.0% 12.6% 51.11% 3
3 Yr 1.4% * -6.7% 5.0% 33.94% 2
5 Yr 3.3% * -2.5% 3.4% 5.97% 1
10 Yr 0.8% * -1.3% 3.0% 45.71% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VMNFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.1% -12.2% 13.1% 32.81% 2
2015 5.5% -15.7% 8.8% 5.69% 1
2014 4.3% -8.8% 10.0% 11.93% 1
2013 8.6% -4.0% 13.6% 8.33% 1
2012 -1.6% -6.2% 16.7% 75.36% 5

NAV & Total Return History

VMNFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VMNFX Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.91 B 46.3 K 4.7 B 2.84% 1
Number of Holdings 514 2 1956 5.67% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 53.1 M -289 M 948 M 7.09% 1
Weighting of Top 10 281.5% 0.0% 335.5% 3.55% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. FibroGen Inc 44.05%
  2. Puma Biotechnology Inc 27.68%
  3. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc 26.64%
  4. Big Lots Inc 26.56%
  5. Synnex Corp 26.51%
  6. Monro Inc 26.28%
  7. Array BioPharma Inc 26.18%
  8. Greenbrier Companies Inc 25.95%
  9. Regions Financial Corp 25.92%
  10. Chemical Financial Corp 25.75%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
Cash
58.13% -85.43% 512.65% 18.44% 3
Stocks
41.87% -411.11% 181.63% 17.02% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.14% 15.91% 9.93% 2
Other
0.00% -88.72% 87.14% 17.02% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 68.68% 9.93% 2
Bonds
0.00% -61.25% 39.42% 14.18% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
131.32% -50.26% 131.32% 0.75% 1
Healthcare
84.76% -50.49% 84.76% 0.75% 1
Consumer Defense
35.30% -43.86% 35.30% 0.75% 1
Real Estate
27.65% -21.52% 27.65% 0.75% 1
Energy
17.37% -21.34% 17.37% 0.75% 1
Basic Materials
13.36% -29.79% 23.29% 2.26% 1
Industrials
-7.06% -61.33% 35.61% 35.34% 5
Utilities
-16.92% -17.18% 18.87% 30.08% 5
Financial Services
-18.39% -77.57% 46.15% 36.09% 5
Communication Services
-70.75% -70.75% 9.31% 33.83% 5
Technology
-154.77% -154.77% 35.68% 38.35% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
US
38.06% -407.67% 89.71% 16.31% 2
Non US
3.81% -8.65% 104.11% 12.77% 2

VMNFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VMNFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.60% 0.82% 322.37% 70.92% 1
Management Fee 0.18% 0.13% 2.00% 18.44% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.40% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VMNFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VMNFX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 2.25% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VMNFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VMNFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VMNFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VMNFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 64.00% 0.00% 7042.00% 29.50% 1

VMNFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VMNFX Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 0.49% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VMNFX Category Low Category High VMNFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.48% -6.46% 3.09% 21.99% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VMNFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

VMNFX - Managers

James P. Stetler

Manager

Start Date

Apr 27, 2012

Tenure

5.52

Tenure Rank

5.7%

James P. Stetler, Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1982, has worked in investment management since 1996, has managed investment portfolios since 2003, and has co-managed the Fund since 2012. Education: B.S., Susquehanna University; M.B.A., Saint Joseph’s University.


Binbin Guo

Manager

Start Date

Apr 28, 2016

Tenure

1.51

Tenure Rank

18.5%

Binbin Guo, Ph.D., Principal of Vanguard and head of Equity Research and Portfolio Strategies of Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group. He has oversight responsibility for the quantitative research team and develops portfolio strategies for equity and alternative asset classes. He has been with Vanguard since 2007 and has co-managed a portion of the Fund since 2016. Education: B.S. and M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.3

Category High

27.2

Category Average

4.9

Category Mode

0.7