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VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

  • Fund
  • VFIAX
  • Price as of: Sep 17, 2019
  • $278.55 + $0.71 + 0.26%

VFIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 20.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.4%
  • Net Assets $486 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$278.55
$216.97
$279.45

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

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 20.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.4%
  • 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 Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Donald M. Butler

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 20.4% 0.0% 29.6% 45.18%
1 Yr 3.4% -46.4% 11.9% 7.96%
3 Yr 12.2%* -19.2% 15.1% 2.55%
5 Yr 8.4%* -26.7% 10.1% 3.29%
10 Yr 10.9%* -9.4% 12.6% 4.33%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -51.6% 10.0% 5.54%
2017 19.5% -32.8% 33.2% 12.89%
2016 9.6% -26.1% 19.7% 21.85%
2015 -0.7% -82.5% 7.8% 13.51%
2014 11.5% -28.7% 24.1% 12.40%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 20.4% 0.0% 29.6% 45.18%
1 Yr 3.4% -38.1% 13.1% 24.91%
3 Yr 12.2%* -19.2% 17.2% 31.73%
5 Yr 8.4%* -17.9% 21.9% 28.26%
10 Yr 10.9%* -4.0% 17.3% 39.16%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -46.2% 10.0% 29.38%
2017 19.5% -22.1% 33.2% 49.95%
2016 9.6% -16.4% 23.8% 47.97%
2015 -0.7% -21.4% 106.5% 41.62%
2014 11.5% -24.8% 25.9% 40.64%

NAV & Total Return History

VFIAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Assets 486 B 131 K 813 B 0.67%
Number of Holdings 512 2 3592 9.85%
Net Assets in Top 10 105 B -123 M 145 B 0.67%
Weighting of Top 10 21.58% 2.9% 216.7% 73.40%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.20%

  2. Apple Inc 3.74%

  3. Amazon.com Inc 3.10%

  4. Facebook Inc A 1.88%

  5. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.55%

  6. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.51%

  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.50%

  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.47%

  9. Johnson & Johnson 1.39%

  10. Exxon Mobil Corp 1.26%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Stocks
99.84% 81.75% 128.08% 13.47%
Cash
0.16% -28.09% 18.25% 81.82%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.04% 64.56%
Other
0.00% -2.70% 16.72% 62.96%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.92% 62.04%
Bonds
0.00% -14.46% 4.83% 62.79%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Technology
23.45% 0.00% 46.33% 37.66%
Financial Services
15.65% 0.00% 45.41% 58.55%
Healthcare
13.75% 0.00% 27.61% 42.54%
Consumer Cyclical
11.90% 0.00% 39.96% 51.05%
Industrials
10.16% 0.00% 28.99% 49.54%
Consumer Defense
8.09% 0.00% 28.38% 33.45%
Energy
4.41% -0.03% 15.48% 57.71%
Communication Services
3.75% 0.00% 8.92% 37.15%
Utilities
3.47% -13.57% 19.49% 26.54%
Real Estate
2.84% -1.45% 15.15% 34.96%
Basic Materials
2.36% -3.86% 14.03% 51.22%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
US
98.87% 80.15% 127.01% 13.64%
Non US
0.97% -1.05% 20.36% 68.86%

VFIAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.00% 307.60% 98.11%
Management Fee 0.03% 0.00% 2.00% 3.62%
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 1.50% 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 0.05% 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% 838.00% 6.12%

VFIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.42% 0.00% 6.34% 12.63%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.05% -2.85% 2.89% 3.34%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VFIAX - Managers

Donald M. Butler

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 27, 2016

3.35

3.4%

Donald M. Butler, CFA, Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1992; has managed investment portfolios since 1997. Education: B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.


Michelle Louie

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

1.75

1.8%

Michelle Louie, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. She has been with Vanguard since 2010, has worked in investment management since 2011. Education: B.S., The American University; M.B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

40.69

Category Average

5.95

Category Mode

3.96