Vanguard is one of the world’s largest asset management corporations, with around $4 trillion in global assets under management (as of December 31, 2016). It offers nearly 180 domestic funds and 190 funds for foreign markets. It offers asset management and financial planning services to clients across the world.
Unlike other mutual fund companies, Vanguard is owned by the funds themselves, which helps its management focus more on shareholders’ interests. Its other advantages include the claim to offer low-cost, no-load funds. Vanguard was founded by John C. Bogle in 1975.
Below we share with you three top-ranked Vanguard mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of Vanguard funds, their Zacks Rank and past performance.
Vanguard Selected Value Fund Investor Shares (VASVX - Free Report) seeks growth of capital and income for the long run. VASVX invests its assets heavily in undervalued stocks issued by mid-cap domestic companies. Undervalued stocks are those stocks whose prices trade below the book value. Vanguard Selected Value Fund Investor Shares has returned 21.1% over the last one-year period.
VASVX has an expense ratio of 0.35% compared with the category average of 1.14%.
Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Investor (VPCCX - Free Report) invests in stocks issued by companies irrespective of their market caps and industries. VPCCX invests in stocks that are believed to have a balance of reasonable valuations and attractive growth prospects in comparison to their peers. These stocks are believed to have high earnings growth potential, which is yet to be reflected in stock prices. Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Investor has returned 26.6% over the last one-year period.
As of March 2017, VPCCXheld 153 issues, with 5.18% of its assets invested in
Southwest Airlines Co.
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Investor (VEIEX - Free Report) employs an indexing investment approach. It is designed to track the performance of the market-capitalization-weighted FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index made up of approximately 3,658 common stocks of large, mid, and small-cap companies located in emerging markets. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Investor has returned 26.6% over the last one-year period.
Jeffrey Miller is one of the fund managers of VEIEX since 2016.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Vanguard mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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