Vanguard PRIMECAP Inv

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  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Reasons behind the Superior YTD Performance of the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Investor Shares has had a great 2016. YTD and in the one-year period, it has been the best performer among our 12 funds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Inside the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Portfolio

    VPMCX counts information technology, healthcare, and industrials as its core invested sectors. These three sectors make up a combined 80% of the portfolio.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    This Sector Has Been the Lone Positive for the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund in 2016

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Investor Shares has risen by 2.1% in 2016, placing it among above-average performers in the pack of 12 funds in our review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Inside the Portfolio Changes in the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund in 2016

    Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund’s assets were invested across 131 stocks as of June 2016, and it was managing assets worth $44.9 billion as of the end of June.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Labor Market Might Not Hinder a Rate Hike in 2016

    Investors should watch for building wage pressures—it will indicate a strong labor market. Job seekers would be able to negotiate higher wages for new jobs.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing Do’s and Don’ts from Richard Bernstein

    Richard Bernstein advises against trying to time the markets. What happens more often than not is that retail investors end up buying high and selling low—the opposite of what they should be doing.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Not a Great 1Q16 for VPMCX: Should You Worry?

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Investor Shares (VPMCX) fell 2.0% in 1Q16. It fell 1.5% in the one-year period ended March 2016, ranking it sixth among its peers.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Isn’t the Fed Worried about the Unemployment Rate?

    Some FOMC participants thought that the unemployment rate was close to or below what they assessed to be the long-term normal rate.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Has a Drab Year: How Did It Place?

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund – Investor Shares (VPMCX) is the third largest fund in this review by asset size.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Performed in 2015

    Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund states that fund managers have a long-term perspective while managing this fund and they do it with an “extremely low turnover.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Portfolio through November 2015

    Information technology and healthcare are the top two sectors. Together, they command slightly less than 65% of the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund’s assets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Big Picture in US Equity Mutual Funds: November Rundown as of October

    Investors need to keep a close watch on signs that indicate a “liftoff” in December and should be ready to rebalance their equity mutual funds accordingly.

    By David Ashworth
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