Vanguard Precious Metals And Mining Fund Investor Shares (VGPMX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Equity precious metals
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of foreign and U.S. companies principally engaged in the exploration, mining, development, fabrication, processing, marketing, or distribution of metals or minerals. The majority of these companies will be principally engaged in activities related to gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, or other precious and rare metals or minerals. Up to 100% of the fund's assets may be invested in foreign securities. It may also invest up to 20% of its assets directly in gold, silver, or other precious metal bullion and coins. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month+5.13% 3 years-23.88%
3 months0.00% 5 years-9.60%
1 year-10.29% Since inception+4.31%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Equity precious metals

Performance 5-yr return-9.60%-14.02%
Expense ratio0.25%1.44%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio-0.32-0.33
Net assets$2.0B$490.5M
Average market cap$4.3B$3.1B
Average P/E21.6--
Portfolio turnover34%34%

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 & tenureRandeep Somel / 1 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


International stock89.83%
U.S. stock7.31%
Fixed income0.23%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 91.12%
Energy 5.26%
Consumer goods 3.63%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- Umicore8.39%
-- Dominion Diamond Corp7.02%
-- Johnson Matthey PLC6.17%
-- Nevsun Resources Ltd6.12%
-- BHP Billiton PLC6.02%
-- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc5.42%
-- Anglo American PLC4.46%
-- Goldcorp Inc4.46%
-- Kinross Gold Corp4.14%
-- Oz Minerals Ltd4.04%

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2015 and/or its affiliates.