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Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX) Fund

    Last Trade: $7.08 on 2/8/2016, Change: +0.17 (2.46%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) ManagerFund Manager - Jamie J. Horvat

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 2.0 years
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Equity Precious Metals
Fund Performance: Jan 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.56)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund typically invests at least 80% of assets in the stocks of foreign and U.S. companies principally engaged in the exploration, mining, processing, or distribution of gold and other precious metals. It may also invest up to 20% of assets directly in gold, silver, or other precious-metals bullion and coins. Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund is non-diversified.

 

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX) Fund Strength What we like about Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) as of Jan 30, 2016

  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return -25.76% vs -27.03% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return -21.43% vs -22.01% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 22.8, lower than category average of 34.23
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has a lower expense ratio than its Equity Precious Metals average: 0.29% vs 1.43%
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) Weakness What we are cautious about Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) as of Jan 30, 2016

  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) management has been with Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund for only 2.0 years, it is hard to judge manager's ability based on this fund's operation record
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -34.07% vs -32.33% Equity Precious Metals category median performance)
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 62.00% that is higher than the Equity Precious Metals average of 48.81%. This could mean Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
  • As a Equity Precious Metals focused fund, Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
  • Asset base in Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) performance details as of Jan 30, 2016

 

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FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv-2.20-34.07-25.76-21.43

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Some Equity Precious Metals ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Market Vectors Rare EarthStrat Mtls ETF (REMX)-12.16%-47.90%-37.54%
Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)-2.70%-40.98%-33.54%
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)3.57%-35.71%-29.53%
PowerShares Global Gold & Prec Mtls ETF (PSAU)5.19%-33.71%-28.13%
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)-0.62%-30.69%-36.47%

 

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Track net asset change of Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv fund (VGPMX)

DateNet Asset
01/2016$1.46B
12/2015$1.48B
11/2015$1.55B
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Track portfolio allocation change of Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv fund (VGPMX)

DateCashStockBondOther
09/20158.6%91.29%0%0.11%
06/20156.39%93.5%0%0.11%
03/20157.77%91.53%0%0.7%
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Discover what Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv Fund (VGPMX) manager is buying

Sep 29, 2015
NEVSUN RES J [6.74%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [6.43%]
Randgold Resources Ltd ADR [5.39%]
DOMINION DIAMOND CORPORATION [5.26%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.83%]
BHP Billiton PLC [4.82%]
Acacia Mining PLC [4.58%]
FRANCO-NEVADA CORPORATION [3.32%]
BHP Billiton Ltd [2.54%]
B2Gold Corp [2.49%]

Jun 29, 2015
NEVSUN RES J [7.38%]
DOMINION DIAMOND CORPORATION [5.88%]
BHP Billiton PLC [5.31%]
Acacia Mining PLC [4.94%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.88%]
Royal Gold, Inc. [4.56%]
Randgold Resources Ltd ADR [4.54%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.34%]
Anglo American PLC [3.35%]
FRANCO-NEVADA CORPORATION [3.07%]

Mar 30, 2015
DOMINION DIAMOND CORPORATION [7.18%]
NEVSUN RES J [6.63%]
BHP Billiton PLC [5.94%]
Randgold Resources Ltd ADR [4.71%]
Goldcorp Inc [4.71%]
Royal Gold, Inc. [4.69%]
AGNICO EAGLE MINES LIMITED [4.43%]
Acacia Mining PLC [4.05%]
Anglo American PLC [3.47%]
FRANCO-NEVADA CORPORATION [3.13%]
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