Right Time to Buy Vanguard Explorer Investor Fund (VEXPX)

Vanguard Explorer Investor ( VEXPX ) a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) was incepted in December 1967 and is managed by the Chartwell Investment Partners, Granahan Investment Management, Inc., Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and Co., The Vanguard Group and Wellington Management Company. The objective of VEXPX is to seek long-term growth of capital. VEXPX invests mainly in the stocks of small companies (which, at the time of purchase, typically have a market value of less than $2 billion). These companies tend to be unseasoned but are considered by VEXPX's advisers to have superior growth potential. These companies often provide little or no dividend income.

Vanguard Explorer Investor, managed by Vanguard Group , carries an expense ratio of 0.47%. Moreover, VEXPX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

This fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in four major groups; Small Growth, Small Value, Large Growth and Large Value. Further, as of the last filing, Cadence Design Systems, Cardtronics and Cepheid were the top holdings for VEXPX.

VEXPX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund's returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 7.92%, 3 year 2.37% and 5 year 12.14%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here .

VEXPX's performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 81% in 1 year, top 75% over the past 3 years, and in the 61% over the past 5 years.

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