3 Top Performing Vanguard Mutual Funds In 2014

Name Ticker Asset Class SEC yield YTD Return Zacks Rank
REIT Index Admiral Shares VGSLX Real Estate   29.35% 3
Vanguard Health Care Investor VGHCX Health 0.90% 27.76% 4
Long-Term Treasury VUSTX Bond - Long-term Government 2.53% 25.62% 1
Long-Term Government Bond Index Admiral Shares VLGSX Bond - Long-term Investment 2.63% 25.31% NA
Long-Term Bond Index VBLTX Bond - Long-term Investment 3.64% 19.10% NA
Long-Term Investment-Grade VWESX Bond - Long-term Investment 3.84% 17.54% 1
PRIMECAP Core VPCCX Stock - Large-Cap Blend 1.06% 17.49% 1
PRIMECAP Admiral Shares VPMAX Stock - Large-Cap Growth 1.16% 17.37% 1
Capital Opportunity Admiral Shares VHCAX Stock - Mid-Cap Growth 0.59% 16.91% 1
Long-Term Corporate Bond Index Admiral Shares VLTCX Bond - Long-term Investment 4.33% 15.91% NA
FTSE Social Index VFTSX Stock - Large-Cap Growth 1.45% 13.31% 3
U.S. Value VUVLX Stock - Large-Cap Value 1.83% 11.94% 1
California Long-Term Tax-Exempt VCITX Bond - Long-term State Muni 2.09% 11.74% 1
High-Yield Tax-Exempt VWAHX Bond - Long-term National Muni 2.61% 11.56% 1
Growth and Income VQNPX Stock - Large-Cap Blend 1.62% 11.55% 1
Growth Index Admiral Shares VIGAX Stock - Large-Cap Growth 1.19% 11.21% 4

 
The highest return is thus from Vanguard REIT Index Admiral (VGSLX), belonging to the Real Estate sector, which managed to beat the overall US mutual fund real estate industry return of 27.7%. However, the Vanguard Health Care Investor (VGHCX) failed to beat the Healthcare industry return of 30.2%.
 

Name YTD (%)
Real Estate 27.68
Health 30.2
Long Government 20.5
Corporate Bond 6.34
Large Blend 10.98
Large Growth 10.13
Mid-Cap Growth 6.61
Large Value 9.92
Muni Single State Long 9.87
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