Vanguard Health Care Fund

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Last Update: 01-31-2017

Number of Stocks: 75
Number of New Stocks: 5

Total Value: $41,768 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 4%

Countries: USA
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Vanguard Health Care Fund' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Edward Owens has worked in investment management for over 30 years. He has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (VGHCX) since its inception in May 1984. Owens received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Web Page:https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0052&FundIntExt=INT

Investing Philosophy

Mr. Owens invests primarily in health care companies. His strategy is characterized by a long-term focus and careful attention to valuations.

Historical Allocation of Stock, Bonds, Cash

Total Holding History

Performance of Vanguard Healthcare Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
2016-8.9911.96-20.9
201512.651.3811.3
201428.5213.6914.8
3-Year Cumulative31.8 (9.6%/year)29 (8.9%/year)2.8 (0.7%/year)
201343.1932.3910.8
201215.1116-0.9
5-Year Cumulative117.2 (16.8%/year)98.2 (14.7%/year)19 (2.1%/year)
201111.452.119.3
20106.1615.06-8.9
200920.9626.46-5.5
2008-18.45-3718.5
20074.425.49-1.1
10-Year Cumulative164.7 (10.2%/year)95.7 (6.9%/year)69 (3.3%/year)
200610.8715.79-4.9
200515.414.9110.5
20049.5110.88-1.4
200326.5828.68-2.1
2002-11.36-22.110.7
15-Year Cumulative316.1 (10%/year)164.2 (6.7%/year)151.9 (3.3%/year)
2001-6.87-11.895.0
200060.53-9.169.6
19997.0521.04-14.0
199840.828.5812.2
199728.5733.36-4.8
20-Year Cumulative1105.6 (13.3%/year)339.2 (7.7%/year)766.4 (5.6%/year)
199621.3622.96-1.6
199545.1737.587.6
19949.541.328.2
199311.8110.081.7
1992-1.577.62-9.2
25-Year Cumulative2460.5 (13.8%/year)791.8 (9.1%/year)1668.7 (4.7%/year)
199146.3230.4715.9
199016.79-3.119.9
198932.9531.691.3
198828.4116.6111.8
1987-0.55.1-5.6
30-Year Cumulative7332.6 (15.4%/year)1719.7 (10.2%/year)5612.9 (5.2%/year)
198621.4218.62.8
198545.7631.614.2

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