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VWELX Vanguard Wellington™ Inv

  • Fund
  • VWELX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $39.07
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

VWELX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.8%
  • Net Assets $92.3 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.07
$34.65
$39.33

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.26%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 39.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2013-02-28

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 6.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.55%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Wellington™ Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Jul 01, 1929
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager John C. Keogh

Fund Description

The Vanguard Wellington Fund Investor Shares (VWELX) is low-cost, actively managed moderate-allocation fund that seeks to grow invested capital while providing a reasonable amount of income. The fund holds 60-70% of its assets in stocks and 40-30% in bonds, depending on market conditions. VWELX primarily invests in large- and mid-cap stocks of domestic firms and intermediate-, short-, and long-term government and investment-grade corporate bonds. The fund uses risk management to create the best blend of these asset classes to provide steady growth of capital.

Offering a blend of both stocks and bonds, VWELX makes for a great core position for investors. The fund is managed by Wellington Management Company LLP.

VWELX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWELX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.2% -65.8% 22.5% 17.85% 2
1 Yr 5.4% -30.1% 18.0% 9.52% 1
3 Yr 7.9% * -14.0% 12.6% 3.94% 1
5 Yr 9.8% * -13.4% 12.2% 2.72% 1
10 Yr 7.5% * -5.6% 9.0% 3.18% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWELX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.0% -61.2% 48.7% 43.85% 3
2014 3.2% -11.0% 4.5% 14.29% 1
2013 12.1% -11.5% 25.9% 29.63% 2
2012 8.0% 5.1% 15.7% 46.67% 3
2011 0.8% -7.3% 5.7% 42.86% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWELX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.2% -65.8% 22.5% 18.02% 2
1 Yr 5.4% -30.1% 17.0% 6.63% 1
3 Yr 7.9% * -15.0% 12.6% 3.52% 1
5 Yr 9.8% * -13.7% 12.2% 2.40% 1
10 Yr 7.5% * -5.6% 9.0% 3.11% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWELX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.0% -61.2% 48.7% 43.85% 3
2014 5.2% -11.0% 9.6% 32.14% 2
2013 21.5% -4.1% 29.6% 29.63% 2
2012 14.6% 7.8% 20.7% 53.33% 3
2011 4.6% -3.5% 11.7% 35.71% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VWELX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VWELX Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 92.3 B 81.4 K 99.6 B 0.14% 1
Number of Holdings 1287 1 12089 2.70% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 15.7 B -654 M 19.5 B 0.23% 1
Weighting of Top 10 17.8% 0.0% 246.1% 25.86% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Wells Fargo & Co 2.31%
  2. Merck & Co Inc 1.96%
  3. Microsoft Corp 2.19%
  4. Comcast Corp Class A 1.85%
  5. Verizon Communications Inc 1.86%
  6. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.52%
  7. Chevron Corp 1.60%
  8. Intel Corp 1.44%
  9. Alphabet Inc A 1.60%
  10. Chubb Ltd 1.44%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
65.49% -3.90% 139.24% 7.49% 1
Bonds
33.01% -0.39% 98.35% 15.62% 3
Cash
0.99% -80.76% 100.06% 26.91% 5
Other
0.51% -9.98% 131.62% 15.42% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 33.12% 6.86% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.04% 36.35% 9.11% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
14.13% -5.44% 81.82% 2.46% 1
Healthcare
12.80% -0.78% 26.13% 1.53% 1
Technology
8.65% -11.24% 86.30% 9.66% 2
Industrials
7.68% -4.76% 59.46% 7.66% 2
Energy
5.92% -3.72% 31.87% 3.95% 1
Consumer Defense
5.23% -6.80% 33.05% 8.26% 2
Communication Services
4.22% -2.19% 32.13% 2.14% 1
Consumer Cyclical
3.53% -6.71% 67.05% 18.01% 4
Utilities
2.68% -6.48% 56.47% 4.87% 1
Basic Materials
0.46% -3.08% 25.70% 15.92% 5
Real Estate
0.20% -2.11% 51.75% 18.62% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
US
57.67% -123.16% 136.63% 5.13% 1
Non US
7.82% -2.43% 163.55% 16.80% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
22.24% 0.00% 93.84% 8.47% 2
Government
6.28% -160.96% 76.37% 17.35% 3
Securitized
3.37% -0.01% 42.26% 16.61% 4
Municipal
1.11% 0.00% 137.36% 3.48% 1
Cash & Equivalents
0.99% -80.82% 157.26% 26.73% 5
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 22.60% 2.97% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
US
26.82% -31.85% 93.68% 15.79% 3
Non US
6.19% -57.44% 70.46% 10.30% 2

VWELX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWELX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.26% 0.00% 165.34% 17.90% 1
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 2.55% 4.54% 2
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

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

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

VWELX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWELX Rank Quintile
Turnover 39.00% 0.00% 5473.00% 11.17% 3

VWELX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWELX Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 1.0% 0.00% 11.33% 1.63% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VWELX Category Low Category High VWELX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.55% -2.96% 9.94% 7.83% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VWELX - Managers

John C. Keogh

Manager

Start Date

Mar 23, 2006

Tenure

10.36

Tenure Rank

1.6%

John C. Keogh is Senior Vice President, Partner, and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. As a fixed income portfolio manager, John is responsible for the management of investment grade fixed income portfolios, primarily for mutual fund and insurance clients. He is chair of the Fixed Income Review Group, which reviews the firm's fixed income portfolios to ensure that they meet client objectives and expectations. In addition, John serves on the CBO (Collateralized Bond Obligation) Investment Review Group. Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1983, John worked at Connecticut National Bank in the Portfolio Management, Economics, Funding, and Capital Markets Groups (1979 —1983). John received his BA in economics from Tufts University (1979).


Edward P. Bousa

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2002

Tenure

13.59

Tenure Rank

0.9%

Mr. Bousa is vice president and portfolio manager with Wellington Management, his employer since 2000. Prior to joining Wellington, he was a vice president and senior portfolio manager with Putnam Investments from 1992-2000. Previously, Mr. Bousa was employed by Fidelity Management Trust Company from 1984 to 1992 and Louis Dreyfus Corporation from 1980-1982. Edward received his MBA from Harvard Business School (1984) and his BA from Williams College (1980). Bousa is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.5

Category Average

5.28

Category Mode

1.6