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Vanguard STAR Inv

VGSTX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.1%
  • Net Assets $26.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$31.96
$21.44
$32.83

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio N/A

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 26.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


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Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$30.63

-0.39%

$183.17 B

1.30%

$0.40

1.42%

0.58%

$44.86

-0.27%

$112.04 B

2.04%

$0.92

1.13%

0.25%

$45.06

-0.07%

$51.92 B

1.16%

$0.52

1.62%

0.18%

$34.14

-0.26%

$44.92 B

1.17%

$0.40

0.09%

0.70%

$28.98

-0.17%

$41.20 B

1.25%

$0.36

2.48%

0.52%

VGSTX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.87%
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.


VGSTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.6% -2.5% 22.2% 14.00%
1 Yr 21.4% -19.5% 56.4% 2.95%
3 Yr 12.0%* -2.3% 16.3% 5.95%
5 Yr 12.1%* 0.6% 18.3% 4.68%
10 Yr 9.9%* 1.3% 14.3% 12.13%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 13.7% -39.0% 56.4% 7.93%
2019 15.2% -5.8% 25.7% 32.92%
2018 -11.4% -52.1% 0.0% 47.69%
2017 13.2% -9.2% 32.7% 7.80%
2016 1.7% -43.7% 17.8% 78.48%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.6% -2.5% 22.2% 14.14%
1 Yr 21.4% -19.5% 56.4% 2.65%
3 Yr 12.0%* -2.3% 16.3% 5.18%
5 Yr 12.1%* 0.6% 18.3% 4.37%
10 Yr 9.9%* 1.3% 14.3% 11.38%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGSTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 13.7% -39.0% 56.4% 7.93%
2019 15.2% -5.8% 25.7% 32.92%
2018 -11.4% -47.9% 0.8% 76.40%
2017 13.2% -5.1% 56.2% 50.00%
2016 1.7% -43.7% 22.9% 92.95%

NAV & Total Return History


VGSTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Assets 26.8 B 794 K 183 B 4.57%
Number of Holdings 11 2 14564 86.21%
Net Assets in Top 10 23.8 B 694 K 32.5 B 3.16%
Weighting of Top 10 100.00% 9.9% 100.0% 1.68%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Vanguard Windsor™ II Inv 14.07%
  2. Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.55%
  3. Vanguard GNMA Inv 12.55%
  4. Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Inv 12.44%
  5. Vanguard US Growth Investor 12.33%
  6. Vanguard International Growth Inv 9.69%
  7. Vanguard International Value Inv 9.07%
  8. Vanguard Windsor™ Inv 7.33%
  9. Vanguard PRIMECAP Inv 6.19%
  10. Vanguard Explorer Inv 3.78%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Stocks
60.12% 0.20% 142.57% 55.03%
Bonds
34.97% -1.33% 106.21% 34.34%
Cash
4.40% -69.19% 81.28% 42.24%
Convertible Bonds
0.48% 0.00% 26.69% 43.97%
Other
0.03% -1.63% 31.11% 41.67%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 27.31% 76.58%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Technology
22.51% 0.00% 53.70% 26.44%
Consumer Cyclical
16.19% 0.00% 23.83% 3.30%
Healthcare
14.94% 0.00% 46.72% 25.43%
Financial Services
13.18% 0.00% 100.00% 62.64%
Industrials
10.04% 0.00% 32.94% 49.14%
Communication Services
9.42% 0.00% 32.52% 46.41%
Consumer Defense
5.46% 0.00% 20.52% 82.33%
Basic Materials
2.82% 0.00% 28.32% 71.84%
Energy
2.30% 0.00% 90.89% 52.01%
Real Estate
1.79% 0.00% 99.68% 81.90%
Utilities
1.34% 0.00% 100.00% 85.92%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
39.87% 0.19% 139.26% 79.02%
Non US
20.25% 0.00% 36.40% 18.53%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
Corporate
47.03% 0.00% 98.62% 22.41%
Securitized
34.73% 0.00% 76.91% 12.93%
Cash & Equivalents
10.93% 0.13% 100.00% 51.01%
Government
4.36% 0.00% 96.89% 92.67%
Municipal
2.96% 0.00% 22.44% 12.21%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 34.08% 56.47%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGSTX % Rank
US
31.48% -1.33% 61.96% 33.91%
Non US
3.49% -6.29% 80.10% 47.99%

VGSTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio N/A 0.01% 4.93% 98.62%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.75% 9.22%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.83% N/A

Sales Fees

VGSTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 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 26.00% 0.00% 484.00% 33.68%

VGSTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 4.53% 26.24%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGSTX Category Low Category High VGSTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.87% -1.51% 11.02% 31.74%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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VGSTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

William Coleman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 22, 2013

7.86

7.9%

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

7.86

7.9%

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 37.03 6.05 1.0