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VSEQX Vanguard Strategic Equity Inv

  • Fund
  • VSEQX
  • Price as of: Dec 07, 2018
  • $31.71
  • - $0.83
  • - 2.55%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Blend Equities

VSEQX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • Net Assets $7.12 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 9.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$31.71
$31.71
$37.86

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.17%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 82.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Mid Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Mid-Cap Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.10%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Strategic Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Aug 14, 1995
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James P. Stetler

Fund Description

The Vanguard Strategic Equity Fund Investor Shares (VSEQX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to aggressively grow an investor’s portfolio. The fund uses a proprietary quantitative factor model as well as screens when selecting its holdings. VSEQX can be considered a smart-beta offering. To achieve its underwritten goals, the fund focuses on both growth and value small- and mid-cap stocks.

Expenses for the fund are low. However, given the use of factors and indiscriminate screens, VSEQX could be a side bet at best. The fund is internally managed by Vanguard.

VSEQX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -6.7% -75.5% 14.5% 44.44% 3
1 Yr -1.0% -53.8% 31.5% 52.76% 3
3 Yr 8.3% * -4.0% 24.3% 36.54% 2
5 Yr 8.8% * -5.9% 13.6% 20.39% 2
10 Yr 15.6% * -2.2% 19.3% 7.44% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 4.9% -20.7% 25.7% 54.43% 3
2016 14.4% -32.9% 40.3% 21.50% 2
2015 -12.1% -32.9% 20.0% 57.38% 3
2014 7.3% -42.4% 27.4% 18.81% 1
2013 39.9% -4.0% 57.3% 5.67% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -6.7% -100.0% 14.5% 43.83% 3
1 Yr -1.0% -48.2% 36.6% 47.55% 3
3 Yr 8.3% * -5.2% 30.0% 34.29% 2
5 Yr 8.8% * -6.3% 13.6% 19.08% 1
10 Yr 15.6% * -2.2% 19.3% 7.02% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 4.9% -20.7% 25.7% 54.43% 3
2016 14.4% -15.1% 40.3% 24.43% 2
2015 -1.4% -23.9% 56.1% 18.69% 1
2014 16.4% -42.4% 208.7% 6.93% 1
2013 56.6% -4.5% 304.1% 21.63% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VSEQX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 7.12 B 1.41 M 96.6 B 2.45% 1
Number of Holdings 312 3 3315 8.59% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 769 M 618 K 6.71 B 3.99% 1
Weighting of Top 10 9.5% 2.9% 106.2% 32.52% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Best Buy Co Inc 0.98%
  2. FirstEnergy Corp 0.91%
  3. Entergy Corp 0.87%
  4. Square Inc A 1.22%
  5. WellCare Health Plans Inc 0.97%
  6. CDW Corp 0.91%
  7. Advanced Micro Devices Inc 1.06%
  8. NRG Energy Inc 0.91%
  9. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc 0.86%
  10. W.W. Grainger Inc 0.85%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.09% 25.93% 106.23% 13.19% 3
Cash
1.88% -6.23% 62.75% 25.46% 3
Bonds
0.03% 0.00% 61.55% 7.36% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.81% 3.07% 1
Other
0.00% -10.67% 8.23% 6.75% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.15% 1.84% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
16.38% 0.00% 34.85% 11.96% 2
Technology
15.90% 1.29% 40.54% 19.02% 3
Financial Services
14.53% 0.00% 49.16% 20.25% 3
Industrials
14.30% 0.00% 45.80% 22.39% 3
Healthcare
11.66% 0.00% 60.18% 10.12% 2
Real Estate
7.53% 0.00% 12.57% 13.50% 2
Basic Materials
5.03% -1.28% 21.94% 20.86% 3
Energy
4.88% -1.30% 19.65% 19.33% 3
Utilities
3.64% -0.77% 22.74% 15.64% 3
Consumer Defense
3.38% -2.01% 21.48% 26.07% 4
Communication Services
0.85% 0.00% 25.09% 18.40% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
US
96.76% 16.13% 106.23% 13.80% 2
Non US
1.33% 0.00% 47.22% 24.54% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.88% -6.23% 62.94% 24.92% 4
Government
0.03% 0.00% 48.36% 4.62% 1
Derivative
0.00% -1.62% 0.00% 0.31% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.41% 0.92% 1
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 21.45% 8.00% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 7.35% 0.62% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
US
0.03% 0.00% 61.55% 6.75% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 7.35% 2.76% 1

VSEQX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VSEQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.03% 16.03% 50.31% 1
Management Fee 0.16% 0.00% 2.00% 14.72% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VSEQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSEQX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VSEQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSEQX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

VSEQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSEQX Rank Quintile
Turnover 82.00% 2.00% 394.00% 8.28% 5

VSEQX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 4.51% 6.91% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.10% -4.72% 1.82% 11.96% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VSEQX - Managers

James P. Stetler

Manager

Start Date

Jan 26, 2012

Tenure

6.85

Tenure Rank

12.6%

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

Jan 28, 2016

Tenure

2.84

Tenure Rank

20.2%

Binbin Guo, Ph.D., Principal of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and head of the Alpha Equity Investment team within Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group. He oversees the active quantitative equity funds and separately managed equity accounts. He has been with Vanguard since 2007. Education: B.S. and M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

39.9

Category Average

7.19

Category Mode

3.9