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Vanguard Strategic Small-Cap Equity Investor Fund (VSTCX) in Focus

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Vanguard Strategic Small-Cap Equity Investor ( VSTCX ) a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) invests in small-capitalization domestic equity securities based on the advisor's assessment of the relative return potential of the securities.

This Small Blend fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in three major groups; Small Value, Foreign Bond and Large Value. Further, as of the last filing, COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP, HOSPITALITY PROPERTY TRUST and GAMING & LEISURE PROP INC were the top holdings for VSTCX.

The Vanguard Strategic Small-Cap Equity Investor fund, managed by Vanguard Group, carries an expense ratio of 0.31%. Moreover, VSTCX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VSTCX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 5.29%, 3 year 11.95% and 5 year 15.41%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here.

VSTCX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 51% in 1 year, top 2% over the past 3 years, and in the 2% over the past 5 years.

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