3 Top Performing Vanguard Mutual Funds In 2014

3 Vanguard Funds to Buy

Here we will be suggesting 3 top-ranked mutual funds from Vanguard. Apart from having high year-to-date returns (as of Dec 18), these funds also carry a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Remember, the goal of the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank is to guide investors to identify potential winners and losers. Unlike most of the fund-rating systems, the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank is not just focused on past performance, but the likely future success of the fund.

They also relatively low expense ratio and none of these funds carry sales load. A maximum of $5000 is required as the minimum initial investment for these funds.

Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor (VUSTX - MF report) seeks a high level of current income which is sustainable. The fund invests a large share of its assets in U.S. Treasury securities such as bills and bonds. It aims to have an average weighted maturity period between 15 to 30 years.

The fund has returned 26.6% year to date. It carries an expense ratio of 0.20% as compared to category average of 0.67%.

Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Investor (VPCCX - MF report) 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 potentials, which are yet to be reflected in the stock prices. The fund invests in stocks irrespective of their market caps and industries.

The fund has returned 15.7% year to date. It carries an expense ratio of 0.50% as compared to category average of 1.20%.

Vanguard Capital Opportunity Investor (VHCOX - MF report) seeks capital growth over the long term. The fund mostly invests in domestic stocks with the potential of accelerated earnings growth, irrespective of their market cap. Using fundamental research, the fund invests in stocks that may outperform in three- to five-year period and available currently at attractive prices.

The fund has returned 14.9% year to date. It carries an expense ratio of 0.47% as compared to category average of 1.20%.


About Zacks Mutual Fund Rank

By applying the Zacks Rank to mutual funds, investors can find funds that not only outpaced the market in the past but are also expected to outperform going forward. Learn more about the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank in our Mutual Fund Center.

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