Vanguard Star Fund Investor Shares (VGSTX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Allocation--50% to 70% equity
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation and income. As a "fund of funds-" the fund invests in a diversified portfolio of other Vanguard mutual funds- rather than in individual securities. It follows a balanced investment approach by placing 60% to 70% of its assets in common stocks through eight stock funds; 20% to 30% of its assets in bonds through two bond funds; and 10% to 20% of its assets in short-term investments through a short-term bond fund. Through the underlying funds- the fund owns a diversified mix of stocks and bonds.


1 month-0.92% 3 years+6.62%
3 months-3.00% 5 years+8.77%
1 year+12.56% Since inception+9.52%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Allocation--50% to 70% equity

Performance 5-yr return+8.77%+6.55%
Expense ratio0.32%1.15%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.190.93
Net assets$21.5B$3.1B
Average market cap$51.0B$67.5B
Average P/E21.420.1
Portfolio turnover7%7%

There are thousands of mutual funds to choose from. Get Money Magazine’s picks in all major categories.

Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureWilliam Coleman / 5 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock40.28%
Fixed income36.26%
International stock20.07%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Financial service 16.03%
Industrial materials 15.40%
Healthcare 11.62%
Consumer goods 9.68%
Energy 9.54%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
VWNFX Vanguard Windsor™ II Fund Investor Share14.19%
VFSTX Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Investor Shares12.48%
VWESX Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Fund Investor Shares12.48%
VFIIX Vanguard GNMA Fund Investor Shares12.35%
VTRIX Vanguard International Value Fund Investor Shares9.45%
VWIGX Vanguard International Growth Fund Investor Shares9.29%
VWNDX Vanguard Windsor™ Fund Investor Share7.76%
VPMCX Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund Investor Shares6.09%
VMRGX Vanguard Morgan™ Growth Fund Investor Shares6.06%
VWUSX Vanguard U.S. Growth Portfolio Fund Investor Shares6.03%