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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: $61.45 on 4/17/2014, Change: -0.12 (-0.19%)

 

Graph of Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) ManagerFund Manager - W. Reckmeyer III

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 6.3 years
Similar Funds: VWINX 
Fund Family: Vanguard
Fund Category: Conservative Allocation
Fund Performance: Mar 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: A+ (Score: 0.81)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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 Mar 30, 2014

  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) management has been with Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund for 6.3 years
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 7.84% vs 6.25% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 9.68% vs 5.95% Conservative Allocation category median performance)
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 13.29% vs 11.06% 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) has an annual stock turnover rate of 36.00% vs Conservative Allocation average of 51.41%. It is good that Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 4.73, lower than category average of 6.17
  • Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Conservative Allocation average: 0.18% vs 0.92%
  • 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 Mar 30, 2014

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FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™2.667.849.6813.29
Hartford Balanced Income I (HBLIX)2.749.9310.9316.10Compare
ING Strat Allocation Cnsrv Port S (ISCVX)1.919.437.9713.22Compare
Thrivent Diversified Income Plus A (AAHYX)1.396.407.7515.24Compare

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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
TDX Independence In-Target ETF (TDX)-0.49%8.41%5.32%
iShares S&P Moderate Allocation (AOM)1.49%8.13%6.64%
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation (AOK)1.39%5.82%5.67%
PowerShares CEF Income Composite (PCEF)3.80%2.48%6.93%

 

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
03/2014$36.54B
02/2014$36.01B
01/2014$35.12B
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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
12/20131.24%38.08%59.92%0.76%
09/20132.14%37.48%60.38%0%
06/20131.46%39.79%58.15%0.6%
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Discover what Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX) manager is buying

Dec 30, 2013
FHLMC 4.5% [2.92%]
US Treasury Note 1.375% [1.67%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.57%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.56%]
US Treasury Bond 2.875% [1.5%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [1.47%]
Microsoft Corporation [1.44%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.4%]
Wells Fargo & Company Common St [1.39%]
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Common St [1.23%]

Sep 29, 2013
Freddie Mac Gold Single Family TBA 4.5% 2043-10-01 [2.02%]
US Treasury Bond 2.875% [1.86%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.62%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.59%]
US Treasury Note 0.125% [1.5%]
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc [1.49%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.42%]
Microsoft Corporation [1.37%]
Wells Fargo & Co [1.23%]
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class B [1.21%]

Jun 29, 2013
US Treasury Note 0.125% [2.69%]
Johnson & Johnson Common Stock [1.86%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [1.71%]
Merck & Company, Inc. Common St [1.5%]
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc [1.48%]
Microsoft Corporation [1.43%]
Wells Fargo & Company Common St [1.29%]
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Common St [1.28%]
Eaton Corporation PLC [1.13%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Vanguard Wellesley Income Admiral™ Fund (VWIAX)

  

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