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Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund

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Graph of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) ManagerFund Manager - Walter E. Nejman

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 1.9 years
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Communications
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: N/A (Score: *Manager is New*)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of telecommunication services stocks. Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund employs a passive management investment approach to track the performance of the MSCI U.S. Investable Market Telecommunication Services 25/50 index. The index is made up of stocks of large, medium-size, and small U.S. companies within the telecommunication services sector. The sector includes companies that provide communication services primarily through fixed-line, cellular, wireless, high-bandwidth, and/or fiber-optic cable networks. It is non-diversified.

 

Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund Strength What we like about Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 9.45% vs -2.83% Communications category median performance)
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 10.09% vs 8.74% Communications category median performance)
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 8.71% vs 7.50% Communications category median performance)
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 18.00% vs Communications average of 68.25%. It is good that Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 11.19, lower than category average of 12.04
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Communications average: 0.10% vs 1.28%
  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) management has been with Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund for only 1.9 years, it is hard to judge manager's ability based on this fund's operation record
  • As a Communications focused fund, Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX)Compare with other top Communications category mutual funds

Aadditional top Communications mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm10.739.4510.098.71
Fidelity Select Telecommunications Port (FSTCX)11.819.169.707.96Compare
T. Rowe Price Media & Telecommunications (PRMTX)2.376.7114.5913.22Compare
Fidelity Advisor Telecommunications A (FTUAX)11.658.799.337.61Compare

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Compare Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX)Compare with Communications category ETFs

Some Communications ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares Global Telecom (IXP)7.55%1.09%7.60%
iShares US Telecommunications (IYZ)000
Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX)000
PowerShares Dynamic Media ETF (PBS)0.40%-6.99%7.58%
SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (XTL)3.81%-1.47%7.20%

 

Graph of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) Net Asset TrackingVanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm fund (VTCAX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$1.53B
03/2016$1.42B
02/2016$1.22B
More historic net asset information on Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX)

  

Graph of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) Portfolio TrackingVanguard Telecom Services Index Adm (VTCAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm fund (VTCAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20160.03%99.87%0%0.1%
03/20160.43%99.47%0%0.1%
01/20160.03%99.83%0%0.14%
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Discover what Vanguard Telecom Services Index Adm Fund (VTCAX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
AT&T Inc. [22.25%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [21.19%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [4.46%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [4.34%]
SBA Communications Corporation [3.85%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.61%]
Frontier Communications Corpora [2.63%]
Globalstar, Inc. Common Stock [2.34%]
pdvWireless, Inc. [2.21%]
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc [2.08%]

Mar 30, 2016
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [22.42%]
AT&T Inc. [22.37%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [4.58%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [4.36%]
SBA Communications Corporation [3.72%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.5%]
Frontier Communications Corpora [2.63%]
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc [2.11%]
Sprint Corporation Common Stock [2.04%]
ORBCOMM Inc. [1.92%]

Jan 30, 2016
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [25.14%]
AT&T Inc. [24.56%]
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co [4.29%]
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock [4.08%]
T-Mobile US, Inc. [3.98%]
SBA Communications Corporation [3.67%]
Frontier Communications Corpora [2.13%]
8x8 Inc [1.87%]
Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. [1.68%]
Cogent Communications Holdings, [1.64%]
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