Vanguard Equity Income Fund

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 5 5 4
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
A+ (Buy)

#2 in Large Value

U.S. News evaluated 326 Large Value Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 20.87 percent over the past year, 15.60 percent over the past three years, 23.25 percent over the past five years, and 8.26 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date -0.0%
1 Year 20.9%
3 Years (Annualized) 15.6%
5 Years (Annualized) 23.3%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.3%

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Summary

The investment seeks to provide an above-average level of current income and reasonable long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests mainly in common stocks of mid-size and large companies whose stocks typically pay above-average levels of dividend income and are, in the opinion of the purchasing advisor, undervalued relative to other stocks. In addition, the advisors generally look for companies that they believe are committed to paying dividends consistently. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in equity securities. The fund uses multiple investment advisors.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Vanguard Equity Income Fund has an expense ratio of 0.30 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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