Vanguard Growth Index Fund | VIGRX

Vanguard Growth Index Fund (VIGRX) is an index mutual fund. This equity fund invests mainly in growth stocks of large U.S. companies. This low-cost index fund follows a buy-and-hold approach and invests in substantially all of the stocks represented in its broad benchmark. The index benchmark is the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index.

VIGRX Fund Profile

    VIGRX Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 11/02/1992
  • Ticker Symbol: VIGRX
  • CUSIP: 922908504
  • Beta (3yr): 1.06
  • Rank in category (YTD): 14%
  • Category: Large Growth
  • Distribution Yield: 1.02%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.24%
  • Net Assets: $ 42.4 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 17 years
  • Number of Years Down: 14 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 32%
This Vanguard Growth Index Fund is managed by Gerard C. O'Reilly. The current dividend yield is 1.02%. Its annual expense ratio fee is 0.24%.

Best Utilities ETFs 2014

Utilities ETFs are investing mainly in stocks of utilities companies. These exchange traded funds provide high yield income for investors. The utilities companies include gas utilities, electric utilities, and water utilities. This sector ETFs may be more volatile than other diversified ETFs.

Top ETFs

These top utilities funds are selected based on its year-to-date return in 2014. You can find the expense ratio fee, turnover rate, management, fund performance information below. Also, you will see the fund review and fund performance or return below.

Best utilities ETFs 2014 are:
    Best Utilities ETFs 2014
  1. Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (RYU)
  2. SPDR Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)
  3. Deutsche X-trackers Regulated Utilities (UTLT)
  4. iShares US Utilities ETF (IDU)
  5. Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)
  6. Fidelity MSCI Utilities ETF (FUTY)
  7. First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX ETF (FXU)
  8. PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum ETF (PUI)

Turnaround Sector Stocks 2014 | Week 42

Find top industry stocks of week 42 of 2014. Top sector stocks of week 42 2014 are Building Materials Wholesale, Textile Industrial, Marketing Services, residential construction, etc.

Top Industry Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -1.00%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of -0.42%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -0.90%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of 2.76%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 42, 2014 (October 13, 2014 – October 19, 2014) are:
    Turnaround Sector Stocks 2014 | Week 42
  1. Toy & Hobby Stores 10.23%
  2. Building Materials Wholesale 8.49%
  3. Synthetics 7.41%
  4. Dairy Products 7.12%
  5. Textile Industrial 6.64%
  6. Marketing Services 6.27%
  7. Residential Construction 6.25%
  8. Appliances 6.12%
  9. Computer Peripherals 5.98%
  10. Mortgage Investment 5.93%

DNP Select Income Fund | DNP

DNP Select Income fund (DNP) is a popular stock closed end fund. This fund objective is to provide current income and long term growth of income with capital appreciation. This equity fund utilizes its assets to purchase equity and fixed income securities of companies in the public utilities industry.

DNP Fund Profile

    DNP Select Income Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 01/21/1987
  • Ticker Symbol: DNP
  • CUSIP: 23325P104
  • Rank in category (YTD): 71%
  • Category: Utilities
  • Distribution Rate: 7.72%
  • Effective Leverage: 27.18%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Base Expense Ratio: 1.10%
  • Net Assets: $ 3.64 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 42%
This closed end fund is incepted since 1987. It has a high dividend yield of 7.72%. The fund manager is Nathan Partain. This top closed end fund is sponsored by Duff & Phelps.