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VSEQX Vanguard Strategic Equity Inv

  • Fund
  • VSEQX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $35.58
  • + $0.18
  • + 0.51%
  • Category
  • Mid Cap Blend Equities

VSEQX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 16.6%
  • Net Assets $7.18 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 9.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.58
$32.34
$35.65

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.18%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 74.00%

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 9.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.09%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • 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 9.9% -32.8% 21.8% 51.23% 3
1 Yr 24.8% -53.8% 37.3% 10.12% 1
3 Yr 9.7% * -9.7% 24.3% 21.79% 2
5 Yr 16.6% * -6.5% 18.1% 2.33% 1
10 Yr 8.0% * -6.1% 10.5% 29.57% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 14.4% -16.6% 40.3% 20.89% 2
2015 -12.1% -32.9% 3.3% 57.33% 3
2014 7.3% -42.4% 20.0% 16.50% 1
2013 39.9% -4.0% 57.3% 5.67% 1
2012 17.0% -100.0% 29.4% 19.31% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.9% -32.8% 21.8% 51.23% 3
1 Yr 24.8% -48.2% 37.3% 8.90% 1
3 Yr 9.7% * -10.4% 30.0% 20.51% 2
5 Yr 16.6% * -6.9% 21.2% 2.00% 1
10 Yr 8.0% * -6.3% 14.9% 27.39% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSEQX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 14.4% -16.6% 40.3% 23.42% 2
2015 -1.4% -23.9% 20.2% 16.61% 1
2014 16.4% -42.4% 56.1% 3.96% 1
2013 56.6% -4.5% 208.7% 21.63% 2
2012 25.0% -100.0% 304.1% 44.40% 3

NAV & Total Return History

VSEQX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 7.18 B 1.41 M 90.7 B 2.45% 1
Number of Holdings 335 5 3295 10.12% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 701 M 618 K 6.14 B 5.21% 1
Weighting of Top 10 9.9% 2.9% 125.7% 32.82% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Regions Financial Corp 1.07%
  2. Best Buy Co Inc 0.99%
  3. United Rentals Inc 1.00%
  4. Citizens Financial Group Inc 1.09%
  5. Owens-Corning Inc 0.93%
  6. Lear Corp 0.98%
  7. CDW Corp 0.96%
  8. E*TRADE Financial Corp 0.96%
  9. MSCI Inc 0.94%
  10. Lincoln National Corp 0.94%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.80% 37.25% 125.39% 11.96% 2
Cash
1.18% -25.39% 62.75% 29.14% 4
Bonds
0.02% -0.06% 28.29% 8.28% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.16% 6.13% 1
Other
0.00% -0.69% 8.23% 12.27% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.85% 2.15% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Industrials
15.93% 0.00% 38.73% 16.26% 2
Financial Services
15.35% 0.00% 47.35% 20.55% 3
Technology
15.31% 1.05% 40.54% 19.94% 3
Consumer Cyclical
14.71% 0.00% 32.58% 19.02% 3
Healthcare
10.13% 0.00% 47.25% 15.03% 2
Real Estate
8.57% 0.00% 12.78% 9.82% 2
Basic Materials
5.66% -0.73% 22.63% 18.40% 3
Consumer Defense
4.82% -2.18% 21.04% 17.18% 2
Energy
4.44% -1.21% 18.16% 19.94% 3
Utilities
3.42% -0.70% 13.30% 17.18% 3
Communication Services
0.45% 0.00% 18.86% 25.77% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
US
97.81% 28.58% 124.02% 11.35% 2
Non US
0.99% 0.00% 42.07% 29.45% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.18% -25.39% 62.94% 29.23% 4
Government
0.02% 0.00% 17.75% 4.00% 1
Derivative
0.00% -1.62% 0.04% 0.62% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 0.92% 1
Corporate
0.00% -0.01% 22.50% 9.85% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 2.97% 0.62% 1

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
US
0.02% -0.06% 28.29% 8.28% 2
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 5.25% 1.84% 1

VSEQX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VSEQX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.18% 0.04% 16.03% 50.61% 1
Management Fee 0.16% 0.00% 2.00% 15.34% 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 74.00% 4.00% 394.00% 9.20% 4

VSEQX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 1.74% 6.25% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VSEQX Category Low Category High VSEQX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.09% -4.40% 2.50% 0.61% 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

5.77

Tenure Rank

15.4%

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

1.76

Tenure Rank

24.5%

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

0.1

Category High

38.9

Category Average

6.76

Category Mode

0.7