Vanguard 500 Index Fund

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Vanguard 500 Index Investor (VFINX)
Type
Open-end mutual fund
Manager
Military weapon grade: Fund is invested in military contractors above the threshold of 2.5% and below the threshold of 4%. Assigned a grade of D.
How we track weapon investments
D
$26.25 BILLION
Military weapons
21
military weapon stocks found
3.02%
of assets flagged
Data as of 30 Sep 2023
Military weapons
Military contractors
Military contractors
Largest international arms manufacturers and military contractors
21
holdings
$26.25B
invested
3.02%
of portfolio
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear weapons
Manufacturers/servicers of nuclear armaments and delivery systems
14
holdings
$20.63B
invested
2.38%
of portfolio
Controversial weapons
Controversial weapons
Manufacturers involved with cluster munitions, landmines, white phosphorus, depleted uranium
7
holdings
$9.81B
invested
1.13%
of portfolio
Military weapon companies
21 holdings
21 holdings
  • 1.  Honeywell International Inc
    Nuclear weapons
    $2.95B
    0.34%
  • 2.  General Electric Co
    Nuclear weapons
    $2.89B
    0.33%
  • 3.  Boeing Co
    Nuclear weaponsControversial weapons
    $2.61B
    0.3%
  • 4.  RTX Corp
    Nuclear weapons
    $2.52B
    0.29%
  • 5.  Lockheed Martin Corp
    Nuclear weaponsControversial weapons
    $2.2B
    0.25%
See all
  For each weapons category, we show the fund's exposure. When calculating a portfolio's percent exposure to a list of companies, we only consider long investments, ignoring any shorts or liabilities.
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Vanguard 500 Index Fund earns a D grade for investments in military weapons
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Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/23
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
Less invested in military weapons 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in major military contractors 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers/servicers of nuclear weapons 
0.13% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers of controversial weapons 
0.07% less invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/23
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
Less invested in military weapons 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in major military contractors 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers/servicers of nuclear weapons 
0.13% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers of controversial weapons 
0.07% less invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/23
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
Less invested in military weapons 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in major military contractors 
0.12% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers/servicers of nuclear weapons 
0.13% less invested
Less invested in manufacturers of controversial weapons 
0.07% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Military weapon weight
This fund
VFINX - Vanguard 500 Index Fund
9.99%
10%
11%
11%
3.02% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
10%
10%
11%
11%
3.14% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.13%
-0.12%
-0.12%
-0.11%
0.12%  lower
Find more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
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