VANGUARD Mutual Fund Quote

VSGAX Fund  USD 80.50  1.74  2.21%   
Market Performance
10 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 1
VANGUARD SMALL-CAP is trading at 80.50 as of the 2nd of February 2023; that is 2.21 percent up since the beginning of the trading day. The fund's open price was 78.76. VANGUARD SMALL-CAP has a very small chance of experiencing financial distress in the next few years and had a ok performance during the last 90 days. Equity ratings for VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 12th of February 2021 and ending today, the 2nd of February 2023. Click here to learn more.
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The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index, a broadly diversified index of growth stocks of small U.S. companies. Vanguard Small-Cap is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in the United States. More on VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH

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VANGUARD SMALL-CAP Mutual Fund Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding VANGUARD SMALL-CAP or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
ChairmanWilliam McNabb
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The buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
Strong HoldOvervalued
Startdate30th of December 2004
VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH [VSGAX] is traded in USA and was established 2nd of February 2023. The fund is listed under Small Growth category and is part of Vanguard family. VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH at this time has accumulated 25.39 B in net assets with no minimum investment requirements, while the total return for the last 3 years was 11.44%.
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Sector Allocation

Investors will always prefer to have their portfolios divercified against different sectors. The broad sector allocation increases the possibility of making a profit or at least avoiding a loss. However, this may also reduce the expected return on VANGUARD Mutual Fund. Generally, it depends on diversification level and type but usually, the broader the sector allocation, the less risk can be expected from holding VANGUARD Mutual Fund, and the less return is expected.
Institutional investors that are interested in enforcing a sector tilt in their portfolio can use exchange-traded funds, such as VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH Mutual Fund, as a low-cost alternative to building a custom portfolio. So, using sector ETFs to diversify your portfolio can be a profitable strategy. However, no matter what sectors are desirable at a given time, no single industry should ever make up more than 20 percent of your stock portfolio.

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VANGUARD SMALL-CAP Target Price Odds Analysis

Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of VANGUARD SMALL-CAP jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is near 1%. The VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH probability density function shows the probability of VANGUARD SMALL-CAP mutual fund to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Assuming the 90 days horizon the mutual fund has a beta coefficient of 1.4808. This entails as the benchmark fluctuates upward, the company is expected to outperform it on average. However, if the benchmark returns are projected to be negative, VANGUARD SMALL-CAP will likely underperform. Additionally, the company has a negative alpha, implying that the risk taken by holding this instrument is not justified. VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH is significantly underperforming NYSE Composite.
  Odds Below 80.5HorizonTargetOdds Above 80.5
99.74%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of VANGUARD SMALL-CAP to move above the current price in 90 days from now is near 1 (This VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH probability density function shows the probability of VANGUARD Mutual Fund to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .


Investors will always prefer to have the highest possible return on investment while minimizing volatility. VANGUARD SMALL-CAP market risk premium is the additional return an investor will receive from holding VANGUARD SMALL-CAP long position in a well-diversified portfolio. The market premium is part of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), which most analysts and investors use to calculate the acceptable rate of return on investment in VANGUARD SMALL-CAP. At the center of the CAPM is the concept of risk and reward, which is usually communicated by investors using alpha and beta measures. Although VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's alpha and beta are two of the key measurements used to evaluate VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's performance over the market, the standard measures of volatility play an important role as well.


Picking the right benchmark for VANGUARD SMALL-CAP mutual fund is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in VANGUARD SMALL-CAP mutual fund price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for VANGUARD SMALL-CAP is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH at a given time.

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The danger of trading VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH is mainly related to its market volatility and Mutual Fund specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of VANGUARD SMALL-CAP is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than VANGUARD SMALL-CAP. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile VANGUARD SMALL-CAP GROWTH is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
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Please note, there is a significant difference between VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine VANGUARD SMALL-CAP value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, VANGUARD SMALL-CAP's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.