Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund (VISVX) Investor Shares

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Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund (VISVX) is a US stock mutual fund. It focuses its assets mainly in undervalued small U.S. companies.

Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund (Ticker: VISVX)

The Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund objective is to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization value stocks. The mutual fund is tracking its benchmark, the MSCI US Small Cap Value Index. This index is a broadly diversified index of value stocks of smaller U.S. companies.

Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund
Fund Profile
  • Fund Inception Date: 05/20/1998
  • Ticker Symbol: VISVX
  • CUSIP: 922908793
  • Beta (3yr): 1.22
  • Rank in category (YTD): 23%
  • Category: Small Value
  • Distribution: 1.85%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.24%
  • Net Assets: $ 7.24 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 9 years
  • Number of Years Down: 4 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 30%
Updated on 11/29/2012

This Vanguard fund is managed passively by Michael H. Buek. Its total net assets are $7.24 billion. The 12-month dividend yield is 1.85%. This fund’s expense ratio is only 0.24%. This is 75% lower than the average expense ratio of funds with similar holdings. He has started managing since its inception in May 1998. The annual holdings turnover as of September 27, 2012 is 30%. The fund’s NAV is $16.79 (as 11/22/2012).

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This small value mutual fund is ranked with 3-stars rating by Morningstar. The fund’s YTD return is 11.28%. Based on the load adjusted returns, it has returned 14.58% over the past 1-year, 13.39% over the past 3-year and 8.57% over the past 10-year. The best 1-year total return was recorded in 2003 with 37.19%. The benchmarks of this fund are Spliced Small Cap Value Index and Dow Jones US Total Stock Market Index.

You can purchase this fund with minimum initial investment of $3,000 for brokerage or retirement account. The minimum subsequent investment is $100. This VISVX fund can be purchased from 100 brokerages. They are E Trade Financial, T Rowe Price, JP Morgan, Scottrade Load, Vanguard NTF, EP Fee Small, Trade Station Securities, Raymond James, etc. The other class is Admiral Class (VSIAX).

The month-end ten largest holdings as of August 2012 are American Campus Communities Inc, BRE Properties Inc, Westar Energy Inc, Jarden Corp, American Capital Ltd, RPM International Inc, Questar Corp, Kilroy Realty Corp, National Retail Properties Inc and Carlisle Cos Inc. The ten largest holdings represent 4.3% of total net assets.

According to the fund prospectus, the primary investing risks are Stock market risk, investment style risk, benchmark error risk, etc.

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