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VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

  • Fund
  • VFIAX
  • Price as of: Apr 23, 2019
  • $271.00 + $2.39 + 0.89%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

VFIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.3%
  • Net Assets $460 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$271.00
$216.97
$271.77

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.04%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard 500 Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Nov 13, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States

Fund Description

The Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX) boasts itself as the industry’s first index fund for individual investors. The fund tracks the S&P 500 Index, which is comprised of the 500 largest companies by free-float market capitalization listed in the U.S. Because the VFIAX invests in an index, it is able to charge just 5 basis points for investment, making it one of the most cost-effective funds in the world. VFIAX would likely be used as a core building block in a long-term strategy as it provides vital exposure to U.S. large cap stocks while maintaining low fees for investors. Note that the fund would not be a stand-alone equity product, but rather one that does an excellent job of investing in U.S. securities; a well-diversified portfolio would still want international exposure on top of what this fund offers. The minimum investment for this fund is $10,000.

With a low fee and tracking one of the most famous benchmarks in the world, it is not surprising to see that the fund has a massive asset-base. Investors can visit Vanguard’s website at any time to get a further breakdown of how VFIAX is invested including sector exposure, individual security holdings, total assets, performance metrics, and more.

VFIAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.1% -14.1% 34.2% 42.01%
1 Yr 11.3% -60.9% 39.1% 3.12%
3 Yr 12.0%* -32.4% 21.5% 3.87%
5 Yr 9.3%* -22.8% 12.9% 2.25%
10 Yr 13.0%* -5.6% 20.0% 6.55%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 16.7% 7.27%
2017 19.5% -32.8% 34.8% 11.34%
2016 9.6% -28.0% 20.8% 16.68%
2015 -0.7% -46.9% 5.7% 11.77%
2014 11.5% -31.3% 53.8% 11.70%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.1% -14.1% 34.2% 42.01%
1 Yr 11.3% -60.9% 40.0% 16.11%
3 Yr 12.0%* -29.7% 22.0% 23.50%
5 Yr 9.3%* -19.2% 14.3% 20.96%
10 Yr 13.0%* -4.0% 24.7% 32.14%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 17.4% 22.40%
2017 19.5% -22.1% 34.8% 44.13%
2016 9.6% -14.7% 21.8% 41.81%
2015 -0.7% -40.3% 7.0% 33.27%
2014 11.5% -24.8% 56.3% 35.32%

NAV & Total Return History

VFIAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Assets 460 B 2.15 M 773 B 0.40%
Number of Holdings 516 7 3615 10.00%
Net Assets in Top 10 97.4 B -57.2 M 135 B 0.40%
Weighting of Top 10 21.17% 2.4% 936.4% 75.70%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 3.81%

  2. Apple Inc 3.59%

  3. Amazon.com Inc 3.10%

  4. Facebook Inc A 1.68%

  5. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.59%

  6. Johnson & Johnson 1.57%

  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.52%

  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.49%

  9. Exxon Mobil Corp 1.44%

  10. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.40%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Stocks
99.46% -6.79% 687.17% 17.70%
Cash
0.49% -187.97% 74.45% 80.00%
Other
0.05% -5.58% 56.83% 18.20%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.37% 7.17% 57.80%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.23% 55.10%
Bonds
0.00% -595.81% 186.14% 59.90%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Technology
22.83% -67.56% 52.42% 24.85%
Financial Services
15.31% 0.00% 187.22% 52.10%
Healthcare
14.43% 0.00% 47.60% 39.38%
Consumer Cyclical
11.84% 0.00% 32.66% 35.07%
Industrials
10.18% 0.00% 77.42% 45.79%
Consumer Defense
7.73% 0.00% 64.11% 32.36%
Energy
5.40% -1.23% 306.37% 36.07%
Communication Services
3.55% -0.57% 14.81% 30.46%
Utilities
3.32% -1.17% 20.22% 25.75%
Real Estate
2.49% -1.66% 13.40% 37.17%
Basic Materials
2.39% 0.00% 90.41% 55.41%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
US
98.55% -6.79% 223.50% 15.50%
Non US
0.91% 0.00% 463.67% 71.90%

VFIAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.00% 153.75% 98.79%
Management Fee 0.03% 0.00% 1.50% 4.20%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.85% N/A

Sales Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.15% 2.00% 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.

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 4.00% 0.00% 836.00% 7.14%

VFIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.02% 0.00% 0.10% 9.40%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Semi-Annually Semi-Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.05% -1.49% 3.64% 3.52%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VFIAX - Managers

Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.42

Category Average

7.0

Category Mode

3.54

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