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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv (VDAIX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv (VDAIX) Fund

    Last Trade: $32.74 on 5/27/2015, Change: +0.28 (0.86%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) ManagerFund Manager - Ryan E. Ludt

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 9.1 years
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Large Blend
Fund Performance: Apr 29, 2015
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.52)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund seeks to track the performance of the Mergent Dividend Achievers Select index. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as weighting in the index. The index measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time.

 

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv (VDAIX) Fund Strength What we like about Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv (VDAIX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) as of Apr 29, 2015

  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) management has been with Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund for 9.1 years
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 20.00% vs Large Blend average of 48.26%. It is good that Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 9.72, lower than category average of 10.06
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has a lower expense ratio than its Large Blend average: 0.20% vs 1.08%
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) Weakness What we are cautious about Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv (VDAIX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) as of Apr 29, 2015

  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 7.86% vs 11.67% Large Blend category median performance)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 13.54% vs 15.84% Large Blend category median performance)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 12.28% vs 13.11% Large Blend category median performance)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) is less safe compared to its Large Blend peers
  • Asset base in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv Fund (VDAIX) performance details as of Apr 29, 2015

 

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Aadditional top Large Blend mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv-0.617.8613.5412.28
Fidelity Spartan Total Market Index F (FFSMX)2.2712.6916.7614.34Compare
Franklin Focused Core Equity A (FCEQX)5.8916.8419.1413.71Compare
Hennessy Cornerstone Large Growth Instl (HILGX)2.3012.2416.8514.68Compare

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Some Large Blend ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex F (FMK)0.49%9.36%12.99%
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)-0.50%7.96%13.68%
First Trust Value Line Equity Allc Index (FVI)2.85%4.18%12.75%
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite (PBP)2.33%4.08%6.14%
PowerShares Buyback Achievers (PKW)1.65%13.53%19.56%

 

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Track net asset change of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv fund (VDAIX)

DateNet Asset
04/2015$24.83B
03/2015$25.04B
02/2015$25.67B
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Track portfolio allocation change of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Idx Inv fund (VDAIX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20150.04%99.96%0%0%
01/20150.36%99.64%0%0%
12/20140.21%99.79%0%0%
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Mar 30, 2015
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St [3.99%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [3.99%]
Procter & Gamble Company (The) [3.91%]
Coca-Cola Company (The) Common [3.81%]
Microsoft Corporation [3.77%]
International Business Machines [3.73%]
Pepsico, Inc. Common Stock [3.33%]
CVS Health Corporation Common S [2.73%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [2.69%]
Medtronic plc. Ordinary Shares [2.61%]

Jan 30, 2015
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St [4.3%]
Pepsico, Inc. Common Stock [4.14%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [4.11%]
Coca-Cola Company (The) Common [4.08%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.44%]
CVS Health Corporation Common S [3.36%]
International Business Machines [3.13%]
3M Company Common Stock [3.12%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [3.06%]
United Technologies Corporation [3.04%]

Dec 30, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Common St [4.2%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [4.15%]
Coca-Cola Company (The) Common [4.04%]
Pepsico, Inc. Common Stock [4.03%]
QUALCOMM Incorporated [3.52%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.51%]
CVS Health Corporation Common S [3.19%]
International Business Machines [3.17%]
3M Company Common Stock [3.05%]
United Technologies Corporation [2.95%]
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