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VGSTX Vanguard STAR Inv

  • Fund
  • VGSTX
  • Price as of: Sep 20, 2019
  • $27.16 - $0.03 - 0.11%

VGSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.6%
  • Net Assets $21.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$27.16
$23.49
$27.74

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.00%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 11.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$1,000

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.98%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Star Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Mar 29, 1985
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager William A. Coleman

Fund Description

The Vanguard STAR Fund (VGSTX) offers investors exposure to a balanced portfolio of both equities and fixed income securities, and seeks to maximize long-term total return. The fund features a 60/40 mix between stocks and bonds, including both domestic and international securities. To obtain this objective, VGSTX invests in 11 different actively managed Vanguard funds, which include the Vanguard Windsor II Fund Investor Shares, the Vanguard Long-Term Investment Grade Fund Investor Shares, and the Vanguard GNMA Fund Investor Shares.

VGSTX is best suited for those investors looking for a “one stop shop” that offers broad diversification across asset classes. Furthermore, investors with moderate risk tolerances may find VGSTX to be a compelling core holding. The fund is managed by The Vanguard Group.

VGSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.4% 3.5% 17.8% 25.82%
1 Yr -2.2% -18.6% 6.1% 45.54%
3 Yr 3.0%* -2.6% 7.2% 42.05%
5 Yr 1.6%* -4.4% 5.8% 46.15%
10 Yr 4.6%* 0.2% 7.9% 16.67%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -11.4% -25.7% -4.4% 54.55%
2017 13.2% 0.8% 18.6% 24.10%
2016 1.7% -7.8% 13.9% 91.15%
2015 -5.4% -15.1% 0.0% 48.92%
2014 3.1% -8.8% 53.8% 26.55%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.4% 3.5% 17.8% 25.82%
1 Yr -2.2% -18.6% 6.7% 66.67%
3 Yr 3.0%* -2.6% 10.4% 75.90%
5 Yr 1.6%* -4.4% 9.6% 75.82%
10 Yr 4.6%* 0.6% 9.4% 65.69%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -11.4% -25.7% -2.8% 74.64%
2017 13.2% 0.8% 22.8% 54.87%
2016 1.7% -7.8% 19.9% 96.35%
2015 -5.4% -14.9% 0.8% 83.87%
2014 3.1% -8.0% 56.3% 67.23%

NAV & Total Return History

VGSTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Assets 21.8 B 8.33 M 21.8 B 0.47%
Number of Holdings 11 4 3175 72.30%
Net Assets in Top 10 22 B 5.79 M 22 B 0.47%
Weighting of Top 10 100.00% 20.9% 100.0% 18.31%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Windsor™ II Inv 14.27%

  2. Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.56%

  3. Vanguard GNMA Inv 12.23%

  4. Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.22%

  5. Vanguard US Growth Investor 12.13%

  6. Vanguard International Growth Inv 9.51%

  7. Vanguard International Value Inv 9.38%

  8. Vanguard Windsor™ Inv 7.81%

  9. Vanguard PRIMECAP Inv 6.10%

  10. Vanguard Explorer Inv 3.80%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Stocks
59.97% 17.10% 89.37% 65.26%
Bonds
34.97% 8.83% 78.03% 38.50%
Cash
4.88% -12.19% 12.49% 30.99%
Convertible Bonds
0.12% 0.00% 2.35% 71.36%
Other
0.05% -2.55% 4.99% 48.83%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.03% 80.75%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Technology
14.04% 0.00% 18.83% 29.11%
Financial Services
10.69% 0.00% 17.24% 35.68%
Healthcare
8.32% 0.00% 12.34% 41.31%
Consumer Cyclical
8.21% 0.54% 12.55% 38.97%
Industrials
6.57% 1.47% 12.69% 56.34%
Consumer Defense
3.64% 0.00% 9.10% 79.81%
Energy
3.17% 0.39% 18.05% 62.91%
Communication Services
1.99% 0.01% 4.98% 68.54%
Basic Materials
1.49% 0.00% 5.63% 91.55%
Real Estate
0.72% 0.46% 30.05% 98.12%
Utilities
0.67% -0.97% 15.36% 97.65%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
40.41% 3.81% 67.74% 63.38%
Non US
19.56% 6.27% 38.07% 56.81%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Corporate
15.96% 1.83% 33.68% 24.88%
Securitized
14.99% 0.00% 26.85% 18.31%
Cash & Equivalents
4.89% -13.87% 12.49% 27.70%
Government
2.68% 0.00% 45.87% 92.49%
Municipal
1.33% 0.00% 2.88% 13.15%
Derivative
0.00% -2.13% 17.76% 43.66%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
31.55% 5.98% 66.77% 33.33%
Non US
3.42% -2.55% 27.04% 50.70%

VGSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.00% 0.00% 3.30% 98.59%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.56% 22.07%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.50% N/A

Trading Fees

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

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 11.00% 2.00% 378.00% 19.91%

VGSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 2.12% 89.67%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.98% -0.16% 2.99% 31.46%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

VGSTX - Managers

William A. Coleman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

6.52

6.5%

William Coleman, Portfolio Manager. He has worked in investment management since joining Vanguard in 2006. Education: B.S., King’s College; M.S., Saint Joseph’s University.


Walter Nejman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

6.52

6.5%

Walter Nejman, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2005; has worked in investment management since 2008; and has co-managed the Communication Services Index, Health Care Index, Industrials Index, and Information Technology Index Funds since 2015. Education: B.A., Arcadia University; M.B.A., Villanova University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

24.93

Category Average

6.12

Category Mode

7.29