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VSCGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Cnsrv Gr Inv

  • Fund
  • VSCGX
  • Price as of: Dec 06, 2016
  • $18.51
  • + $0.04
  • + 0.22%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

VSCGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.5%
  • Net Assets $8.15 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$18.51
$17.21
$19.02

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.00%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 16.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--30% to 50% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.07%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Sep 30, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Management Team

Fund Description

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Fund Investor Shares (VSCGX) is a conservative fund of funds, holding both bonds and stocks in a 60/40 split. As a fund of funds, VSCGX invests in four other Vanguard index funds: the Total Stock Market Index Fund, the Total Bond Market II Index Fund, the Total International Stock Index Fund and the Total International Bond Index Fund. VSCGX’s objective is to produce current income as well as provide some growth.

Given its wide span of holdings and low costs, VSCGX is a perfect all-in-one option for conservative investors. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VSCGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 3.8% -66.0% 21.5% 50.72% 3
1 Yr 1.0% -35.0% 45.9% 67.96% 4
3 Yr 0.8% * -13.6% 11.8% 72.83% 4
5 Yr 2.5% * -11.6% 13.2% 83.46% 5
10 Yr 1.0% * -5.0% 8.2% 85.44% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -3.3% -37.7% 48.7% 12.55% 1
2014 2.2% -59.3% 14.8% 22.29% 2
2013 6.4% -17.5% 36.4% 53.28% 3
2012 4.6% -16.2% 18.4% 72.07% 5
2011 -0.9% -30.5% 7.4% 25.78% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.3% -65.8% 30.1% 46.80% 3
1 Yr 4.3% -38.3% 73.2% 25.30% 2
3 Yr 4.6% * -14.6% 28.2% 17.50% 1
5 Yr 6.8% * -11.9% 13.2% 44.80% 3
10 Yr 5.1% * -5.0% 8.2% 27.35% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.2% -29.3% 50.4% 15.47% 1
2014 7.6% -54.8% 25.4% 23.44% 2
2013 10.3% -16.7% 57.2% 64.51% 4
2012 11.1% -16.2% 74.5% 68.05% 4
2011 2.2% -25.3% 15.8% 28.57% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VSCGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VSCGX Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 8.15 B 81.4 K 99.4 B 1.46% 1
Number of Holdings 5 1 12494 15.42% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 8.14 B -654 M 20.2 B 0.46% 1
Weighting of Top 10 100.0% 0.2% 272.7% 1.10% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv 42.16%
  2. Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv 23.92%
  3. Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor 17.96%
  4. Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv 15.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
58.11% -41.48% 107.98% 5.12% 1
Stocks
39.08% -49.32% 147.79% 21.56% 4
Cash
2.29% -55.49% 139.25% 23.52% 4
Other
0.49% -18.85% 98.84% 16.34% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.02% 0.00% 33.12% 7.37% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.02% -1.01% 35.22% 8.83% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
6.29% -5.07% 69.58% 16.20% 3
Technology
5.86% -8.03% 70.04% 16.95% 3
Healthcare
4.68% -1.46% 29.90% 16.16% 3
Industrials
4.56% -4.92% 48.84% 15.69% 3
Consumer Cyclical
4.48% -6.02% 54.37% 16.34% 4
Consumer Defense
3.73% -4.74% 27.69% 12.58% 3
Energy
2.57% -2.68% 33.46% 14.21% 4
Basic Materials
2.09% -2.13% 21.85% 10.21% 3
Communication Services
1.65% -2.53% 27.16% 10.21% 3
Real Estate
1.62% -8.01% 48.98% 14.25% 3
Utilities
1.27% -7.18% 47.20% 9.94% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
US
23.86% -97.12% 142.85% 23.57% 4
Non US
15.22% -2.98% 150.26% 10.39% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Government
32.18% -91.64% 76.37% 2.33% 1
Corporate
14.31% -20.43% 93.55% 16.57% 3
Securitized
9.74% -0.01% 40.54% 9.61% 2
Cash & Equivalents
2.28% -54.77% 138.37% 23.07% 4
Municipal
0.39% 0.00% 91.28% 6.04% 2
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 36.75% 3.25% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
US
37.31% -154.38% 94.16% 9.84% 2
Non US
20.80% -57.44% 198.64% 1.97% 1

VSCGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VSCGX 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

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

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

VSCGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSCGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 16.00% 0.00% 5609.00% 13.24% 1

VSCGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VSCGX Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 11.33% 13.88% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VSCGX Category Low Category High VSCGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.07% -2.96% 9.94% 10.26% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VSCGX - Managers

Management Team

Lead Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 1994

Tenure

22.1

Tenure Rank

0.3%

Team Managed


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.9

Category Average

5.42

Category Mode

4.8