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Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund

    Last Trade: $61.86 on 12/18/2014, Change: +0.47 (0.77%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) ManagerFund Manager - John C. Keogh

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 6.8 years
Similar Funds: VWINX 
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Conservative Allocation
Fund Performance: Nov 29, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: A+ (Score: 0.8)     (What does this score mean?)
Keogh is a senior vice president and partner of Wellington Management Company, his employer since 1983. He is responsible for all activities related to investing in money-market securities, including selection strategy and investment process. Previously, he spent five years with Connecticut National Bank.  Get more insights on John C. Keogh

 

Graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) ProfileVanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of income and a high and sustainable level of current income, along with moderate long-term capital appreciation. Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund invests approximately 60% to 65% of assets in investment-grade corporate, U.S. Treasury, and government agency bonds, as well as mortgage-backed securities. The remaining 35% to 40% of fund assets are invested in common stocks of companies that have a history of above-average dividends or expectations of increasing dividends.

 

Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund Strength What we like about Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) as of Nov 29, 2014

  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) management has been with Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund for 6.8 years
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 9.18% vs 5.78% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 10.14% vs 7.98% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 9.62% vs 7.28% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 4.11, lower than category average of 4.81
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Conservative Allocation average: 0.18% vs 0.83%
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund

Data for Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) as of Nov 29, 2014

  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 109.00% that is higher than the Conservative Allocation average of 32.66%. This could mean Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
See Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) performance details as of Nov 29, 2014

 

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Compare Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX)Compare with other top Conservative Allocation category mutual funds

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FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral8.309.1810.149.62
Hartford Balanced Income I (HBLIX)8.429.8212.2211.16Compare
Voya Strategic Allocation Conservative S (ISCVX)7.138.1210.548.82Compare
James Balanced: Golden Rainbow Instl (GLRIX)7.338.159.869.48Compare

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Compare Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX)Compare with Conservative Allocation category ETFs

Some Conservative Allocation ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares S&P Moderate Allocation (AOM)5.17%5.93%8.08%
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation (AOK)4.52%4.95%6.07%
TDX Independence In-Target ETF (TDX)0.49%2.17%6.28%
PowerShares CEF Income Composite (PCEF)7.57%10.01%9.75%

 

Graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) Net Asset TrackingVanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral fund (VWIAX)

DateNet Asset
11/2014$40.47B
10/2014$39.72B
09/2014$39.37B
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Graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) Portfolio TrackingVanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral fund (VWIAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
09/20142.01%37.59%60.22%0.18%
06/20142.13%38.34%58.34%1.18%
03/20143.99%37.32%58.69%0%
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graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral (VWIAX) Fund

Discover what Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX) manager is buying

Sep 29, 2014
Microsoft Corporation [1.67%]
Wells Fargo & Company Common St [1.62%]
US Treasury Note 1.375% [1.57%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.56%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.56%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.47%]
US Treasury Bond 2.875% [1.37%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [1.37%]
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Common St [1.3%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [1.28%]

Jun 29, 2014
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.68%]
Wells Fargo & Company Common St [1.63%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.6%]
FNMA [1.58%]
US Treasury Note 1.375% [1.57%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.52%]
Microsoft Corporation [1.5%]
US Treasury Bond 2.875% [1.44%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [1.37%]
Verizon Communications Inc. Com [1.33%]

Mar 30, 2014
FNMA [1.67%]
US Treasury Note 1.375% [1.63%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.62%]
US Treasury Bond 2.875% [1.6%]
Wells Fargo & Company Common St [1.58%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.53%]
Microsoft Corporation [1.51%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.43%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [1.36%]
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Common St [1.34%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral Fund (VWIAX)

  

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