VGSTX: Vanguard STAR Inv

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VGSTX Vanguard STAR Inv


Profile

VGSTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.3%
  • Net Assets $24.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.14
$21.44
$30.30

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio N/A

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 14.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
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 Coleman

Fund Description

As a "fund of funds," the fund invests in a diversified portfolio of other Vanguard mutual funds, rather than in individual securities. It follows a balanced investment approach by investing 60% to 70% of its assets in common stocks through eight stock funds; 20% to 30% of its assets in bonds through two bond funds; and 10% to 20% of its assets in short-term investments through a short-term bond fund. Through the underlying funds, the fund owns a diversified mix of stocks and bonds.


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Performance

VGSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.6% -47.1% 20.0% 3.25%
1 Yr 7.9% -49.0% 24.4% 5.76%
3 Yr 3.0%* -21.5% 10.3% 3.18%
5 Yr 4.3%* -13.0% 6.9% 8.16%
10 Yr 4.8%* -4.3% 9.7% 6.15%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 15.2% -7.3% 25.7% 21.43%
2018 -11.4% -32.7% 10.9% 49.29%
2017 13.2% -9.1% 19.3% 11.76%
2016 1.7% -9.0% 13.7% 68.13%
2015 -5.4% -19.4% 6.0% 30.21%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.6% -47.1% 20.0% 3.25%
1 Yr 7.9% -49.0% 24.4% 5.76%
3 Yr 3.0%* -19.0% 11.5% 26.11%
5 Yr 4.3%* -8.4% 10.6% 42.02%
10 Yr 4.8%* -4.3% 9.7% 48.92%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 15.2% -7.3% 25.7% 21.43%
2018 -11.4% -32.7% 10.9% 75.20%
2017 13.2% -3.7% 22.1% 40.50%
2016 1.7% -7.7% 20.7% 84.76%
2015 -5.4% -14.9% 8.0% 72.66%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VGSTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Assets 24.2 B 5.59 M 24.2 B 0.15%
Number of Holdings 11 5 5256 95.74%
Net Assets in Top 10 22.4 B -107 M 22.4 B 0.15%
Weighting of Top 10 100.00% 5.7% 100.0% 0.31%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Windsor™ II Inv 14.11%
  2. Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.50%
  3. Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.48%
  4. Vanguard GNMA Inv 12.39%
  5. Vanguard US Growth Investor 12.34%
  6. Vanguard International Growth Inv 9.64%
  7. Vanguard International Value Inv 9.22%
  8. Vanguard Windsor™ Inv 7.50%
  9. Vanguard PRIMECAP Inv 6.06%
  10. Vanguard Explorer Inv 3.76%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Stocks
59.71% 0.01% 80.06% 39.79%
Bonds
35.25% -34.50% 135.61% 47.43%
Cash
4.61% -58.72% 107.28% 52.72%
Convertible Bonds
0.38% -0.84% 13.22% 60.06%
Other
0.05% -8.37% 95.53% 67.69%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 39.43% 85.17%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Technology
22.28% 0.00% 31.19% 6.93%
Healthcare
17.14% 0.00% 100.00% 6.93%
Financial Services
13.77% 0.00% 33.64% 54.87%
Consumer Cyclical
13.18% 0.00% 25.81% 4.87%
Communication Services
10.46% 0.00% 43.64% 11.21%
Industrials
9.94% 0.00% 31.64% 46.61%
Consumer Defense
5.74% 0.00% 27.83% 76.55%
Energy
2.29% 0.00% 100.00% 74.19%
Basic Materials
2.04% 0.00% 14.34% 89.82%
Real Estate
1.83% 0.00% 89.31% 90.86%
Utilities
1.32% 0.00% 38.45% 94.69%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
39.48% -1.22% 61.27% 36.42%
Non US
20.23% -0.65% 45.94% 37.59%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Corporate
43.07% 0.00% 98.97% 28.19%
Securitized
38.46% 0.00% 57.00% 2.35%
Cash & Equivalents
11.12% -31.57% 100.00% 58.74%
Government
4.29% 0.00% 76.76% 88.25%
Municipal
3.06% 0.00% 47.46% 14.10%
Derivative
0.00% -0.40% 46.39% 76.36%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
31.84% -68.01% 77.37% 42.88%
Non US
3.41% -9.92% 58.24% 73.42%

Expenses

VGSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio N/A 0.02% 22.24% 98.62%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.95% 6.30%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.02% 0.70% N/A

Sales Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.25% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 14.00% 1.00% 447.00% 10.58%

Distributions

VGSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 6.69% 40.18%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -0.95% 6.29% 29.25%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VGSTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

William Coleman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

7.53

7.5%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

7.53

7.5%

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 Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 24.35 5.4 2.53