VFIAX: Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

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VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

  • Fund
  • VFIAX
  • Price as of: Dec 12, 2019
  • $293.59
    + $2.54 + 0.87%

Profile

VFIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 26.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 14.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.9%
  • Net Assets $520 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 22.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$293.59
$216.97
$293.59

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


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 26.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.9%
  • 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.


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Performance

VFIAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 26.9% -15.6% 39.2% 27.32%
1 Yr 16.1% -58.2% 28.7% 28.55%
3 Yr 14.8%* -32.0% 58.6% 2.37%
5 Yr 10.9%* -26.5% 30.5% 2.01%
10 Yr 13.4%* -9.0% 14.5% 1.60%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 10.0% 5.66%
2017 19.5% -32.8% 302.5% 12.61%
2016 9.6% -26.1% 19.7% 20.99%
2015 -0.7% -82.5% 7.8% 11.84%
2014 11.5% -28.7% 24.1% 11.80%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 26.9% -15.6% 39.2% 27.32%
1 Yr 16.1% -58.2% 28.7% 38.44%
3 Yr 14.8%* -21.9% 58.6% 3.69%
5 Yr 10.9%* -16.9% 30.5% 9.29%
10 Yr 13.4%* -4.1% 17.5% 3.64%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 10.0% 30.37%
2017 19.5% -22.1% 302.5% 49.86%
2016 9.6% -16.4% 23.8% 47.43%
2015 -0.7% -26.4% 106.5% 40.46%
2014 11.5% -24.8% 25.9% 39.49%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VFIAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Assets 520 B 134 K 875 B 0.59%
Number of Holdings 515 2 3613 9.21%
Net Assets in Top 10 110 B 6.67 K 155 B 0.59%
Weighting of Top 10 22.06% 2.2% 1400.6% 73.63%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.33%
  2. Apple Inc 4.18%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 2.92%
  4. Facebook Inc A 1.82%
  5. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.60%
  6. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.58%
  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.51%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.49%
  9. Johnson & Johnson 1.38%
  10. Procter & Gamble Co 1.23%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Stocks
99.80% -1.18% 145.87% 13.36%
Cash
0.19% -91.54% 101.18% 81.91%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -17.98% 6.21% 52.66%
Other
0.00% -1.51% 26.48% 53.09%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 9.79% 50.72%
Bonds
0.00% -0.23% 63.47% 53.85%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Technology
18.83% 0.00% 118.30% 52.75%
Financial Services
15.90% 0.00% 106.34% 51.06%
Healthcare
14.14% 0.00% 92.30% 36.24%
Communication Services
10.39% 0.00% 27.72% 20.07%
Consumer Cyclical
9.83% 0.00% 74.42% 57.07%
Industrials
9.72% 0.00% 79.24% 53.26%
Consumer Defense
7.75% 0.00% 71.31% 43.44%
Energy
4.32% -1.47% 70.63% 41.32%
Utilities
3.48% -13.41% 21.36% 32.77%
Real Estate
3.14% -3.11% 64.58% 42.93%
Basic Materials
2.30% -3.81% 23.60% 46.66%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
US
98.84% 80.02% 687.00% 14.96%
Non US
0.96% -688.18% 20.06% 68.72%

Expenses

VFIAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.00% 119.91% 98.11%
Management Fee 0.03% 0.00% 2.00% 3.72%
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

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% 6.56%

Distributions

VFIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.93% 0.00% 8.17% 19.10%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.05% -2.85% 2.89% 4.37%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VFIAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Donald M. Butler


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 27, 2016

3.59

3.6%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

2.0

2.0%

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 Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 33.39 6.01 0.42