VFIAX: Vanguard 500 Index Admiral

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VFIAX Vanguard 500 Index Admiral


Profile

VFIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.9%
  • Net Assets $536 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 22.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$304.40
$243.97
$307.51

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 2.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.05%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Nov 13, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Donald 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 2.1% -1.8% 5.2% 33.52%
1 Yr 23.6% -73.2% 37.6% 22.34%
3 Yr 12.8%* -33.7% 55.6% 12.48%
5 Yr 9.9%* -25.3% 29.3% 9.87%
10 Yr 11.7%* -8.7% 16.0% 17.62%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 28.8% -72.6% 38.1% 10.67%
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 10.0% 5.92%
2017 19.5% -32.8% 302.5% 13.19%
2016 9.6% -26.1% 19.7% 21.80%
2015 -0.7% -82.5% 7.8% 12.58%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.1% -1.8% 5.2% 33.52%
1 Yr 23.6% -73.2% 37.6% 21.35%
3 Yr 12.8%* -33.7% 55.6% 20.92%
5 Yr 9.9%* -14.5% 29.3% 20.35%
10 Yr 11.7%* -4.2% 16.0% 35.96%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 28.8% -72.6% 38.1% 10.75%
2018 -6.2% -67.0% 10.0% 30.11%
2017 19.5% -22.1% 302.5% 49.67%
2016 9.6% -16.4% 23.8% 48.20%
2015 -0.7% -26.4% 106.5% 41.15%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VFIAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Net Assets 536 B 135 K 898 B 0.65%
Number of Holdings 533 1 3580 8.85%
Net Assets in Top 10 121 B 46.7 K 169 B 0.65%
Weighting of Top 10 22.51% 2.2% 144.5% 76.22%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 4.55%
  2. Microsoft Corp 4.47%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 2.86%
  4. Facebook Inc A 1.83%
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.61%
  6. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.60%
  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.49%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.48%
  9. Johnson & Johnson 1.43%
  10. Visa Inc Class A 1.19%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Stocks
99.65% 81.61% 145.87% 20.94%
Cash
0.35% -77.63% 18.40% 75.16%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -17.98% 6.21% 92.29%
Other
0.00% -1.81% 22.43% 90.42%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 9.79% 92.21%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 77.09% 93.10%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
Technology
19.79% 0.00% 42.83% 43.06%
Financial Services
15.89% 0.00% 49.34% 62.45%
Healthcare
14.37% 0.00% 29.56% 43.22%
Communication Services
10.40% 0.00% 25.09% 27.69%
Consumer Cyclical
9.57% 0.00% 35.48% 62.94%
Industrials
9.54% 0.00% 30.59% 64.17%
Consumer Defense
7.54% 0.00% 28.92% 51.60%
Energy
4.35% -1.47% 14.95% 41.25%
Utilities
3.32% 0.00% 19.47% 36.98%
Real Estate
2.92% 0.00% 65.29% 51.36%
Basic Materials
2.30% -0.14% 13.68% 51.77%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFIAX % Rank
US
98.70% 80.11% 144.61% 15.99%
Non US
0.95% 0.00% 20.06% 71.19%

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% 98.19%
Management Fee 0.03% 0.00% 2.00% 4.32%
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 0.25% 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% 9.29%

Distributions

VFIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFIAX Category Low Category High VFIAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.48% 0.00% 15.79% 6.01%

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% 3.34% 5.05%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VFIAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Donald Butler


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 27, 2016

3.68

3.7%

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

2.08

2.1%

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
0.03 33.48 6.06 0.5