Vanguard Value Index Fund (VIVAX)

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Vanguard Value Index Fund (VIVAX) is an index mutual fund with low cost expense fee. This Vanguard fund objective is to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization value stocks.

This mutual fund invests mainly in value stocks of large U.S. companies. These stocks may be temporarily undervalued by investors. This stock fund may provide higher dividend yield of income for investors.

VIVAX Fund Profile

    Vanguard Value Index Fund (VIVAX)
  • Fund Inception Date: 11/02/1992
  • Ticker Symbol: VIVAX
  • CUSIP: 922908405
  • Beta (3yr): 0.96
  • Rank in category (YTD): 16%
  • Category: Large Value
  • Distribution Yield: 2.14%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.24%
  • Net Assets: $ 33.49 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 17 years
  • Number of Years Down: 4 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 25%

Vanguard Value Index Fund Information

The fund advisor is Vanguard Equity Investment Group. It is managed by Gerard C. O'Reilly since 1994. This large value mutual fund is tracking the CRSP US Large Cap Value Index. The expense ratio fee is only 0.24%. This investor class has 318 holdings.

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You can buy this fund for your brokerage or retirement account with as little as $3,000. You may also find other classes of this mutual fund. The other classes are Admiral Class (VVIAX), Institutional Class (VIVIX), Signal Class (VVISX), and ETF (VEA). The admiral classes fund has expense fee of 0.09%.

VIVAX Performance and Holdings

Morningstar has ranked this U.S. stock fund with 4 stars and silver rating. In 2014, the year-to-date return is 8.01%. This equity fund has returned 19.25% over the past 3 years, and 13.08% over the past 5 years.

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Top 6 stocks in its portfolio are Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), General Electric Co (GE), and Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.B). Top 5 sectors in its assets are financials, healthcare, industrials, oil & gas, and technology.

Vanguard Value Index Fund Risks

The investment risks are stock market risks, index tracking error risks, investing style risks, etc.

Pros:
  • This Vanguard Value Index Fund has a low expense fee.
  • Good investment fund for core holdings especially for U.S. stock diversification
  • It has high dividend yield for income.
Cons:
  • None.

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