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VSMGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Gr Inv

  • Fund
  • VSMGX
  • Price as of: Oct 23, 2017
  • $26.81
  • - $0.05
  • - 0.19%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

VSMGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 11.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.1%
  • Net Assets $15.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.81
$23.83
$26.86

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.00%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 9.00%

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--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.16%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate 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 Moderate Growth Fund Investor Shares (VSMGX) is a passively managed, moderately allocated fund that holds stocks and bonds in a 60/40 spilt. VSMGX is a fund of funds, investing 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. The fund seeks capital appreciation and a low level of current income.

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

VSMGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSMGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 11.0% -49.2% 444.3% 20.86% 2
1 Yr 10.9% -26.7% 45.9% 30.84% 2
3 Yr 6.5% * -12.5% 12.3% 17.98% 1
5 Yr 8.1% * -12.4% 15.0% 29.75% 2
10 Yr 5.0% * -6.0% 8.6% 40.11% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSMGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.7% -65.8% 23.3% 23.93% 2
2015 -4.2% -37.7% 48.7% 22.79% 2
2014 4.2% -59.3% 22.9% 10.80% 1
2013 12.5% -17.5% 36.4% 29.50% 2
2012 7.3% -16.2% 18.4% 52.78% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VSMGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 11.0% -49.2% 444.3% 20.89% 2
1 Yr 10.9% -28.0% 73.2% 23.45% 2
3 Yr 6.5% * -12.7% 28.2% 14.75% 1
5 Yr 8.1% * -12.8% 15.0% 26.22% 2
10 Yr 5.0% * -6.0% 8.6% 36.00% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VSMGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.8% -65.6% 32.0% 28.23% 2
2015 -0.5% -29.3% 50.4% 22.55% 2
2014 7.7% -54.8% 25.4% 24.02% 2
2013 16.8% -16.7% 57.2% 43.97% 3
2012 14.0% -16.2% 74.5% 46.88% 3

NAV & Total Return History

VSMGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VSMGX Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 15.5 B 81.4 K 118 B 0.82% 1
Number of Holdings 5 1 12758 16.06% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 15.5 B -654 M 22.2 B 0.37% 1
Weighting of Top 10 100.0% 0.2% 340.2% 1.46% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv 35.93%
  2. Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv 27.84%
  3. Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv 24.44%
  4. Vanguard Total Intl Bd Idx Investor 11.75%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
59.00% -31.20% 141.14% 14.44% 2
Bonds
38.62% -264.12% 135.52% 13.07% 2
Cash
1.81% -183.58% 296.16% 24.25% 5
Other
0.54% -6.04% 98.99% 17.20% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.02% -0.07% 38.07% 9.19% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 33.12% 7.37% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
10.64% -8.51% 69.58% 10.62% 2
Technology
9.67% -6.57% 70.04% 10.85% 2
Healthcare
6.89% -3.68% 31.05% 11.64% 2
Industrials
6.79% -3.12% 48.84% 9.75% 2
Consumer Cyclical
6.55% -10.44% 54.37% 11.04% 2
Consumer Defense
5.03% -2.25% 27.69% 7.53% 2
Basic Materials
3.33% -2.54% 21.85% 6.42% 2
Energy
3.30% -4.89% 35.99% 10.81% 3
Communication Services
2.31% -1.63% 27.16% 6.70% 2
Real Estate
2.30% -4.60% 83.64% 11.36% 2
Utilities
1.87% -2.48% 47.20% 7.39% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
US
35.73% -97.12% 138.58% 18.12% 3
Non US
23.27% -8.67% 150.26% 6.13% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Government
20.58% -306.08% 117.18% 5.26% 1
Corporate
8.05% 0.00% 83.77% 24.25% 4
Securitized
6.56% -0.01% 42.09% 14.41% 3
Cash & Equivalents
1.81% -183.58% 314.40% 24.25% 5
Municipal
0.18% 0.00% 85.93% 6.95% 2
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 24.88% 3.11% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
US
27.88% -1314.35% 103.53% 16.06% 3
Non US
10.74% -57.44% 1050.23% 6.63% 2

VSMGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VSMGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.00% 0.00% 165.34% 19.20% 1
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 5.54% 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

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

VSMGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSMGX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 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.

VSMGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VSMGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 9.00% 0.00% 5910.00% 14.13% 1

VSMGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VSMGX Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 11.33% 7.24% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VSMGX Category Low Category High VSMGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.16% -3.27% 12.91% 9.81% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VSMGX - Managers

Management Team

Lead Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 1994

Tenure

23.02

Tenure Rank

0.3%

Team Managed


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.6

Category Average

5.62

Category Mode

2.8