16 important things you should know about Dodge & Cox DODGX mutual fund
Updated: November 29, 2021
Bull case
10-year return above the benchmark
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark
15-year return below the benchmark
High expense ratio

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In this DODGX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: DODGX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: DODGX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in DODGX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to DODGX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Dodge & Cox Funds: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX).
  2. What are DODGX holdings?
  3. What is DODGX performance? What are DODGX historical returns?
  4. What is DODGX dividend yield?
  5. What is DODGX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does DODGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is DODGX Finny Score? DODGX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in DODGX? What are DODGX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in DODGX? What are DODGX sell reasons?
  10. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VTI.
  11. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs DODBX.
  12. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs FXAIX.
  13. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs SPY.
  14. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VOO.
  15. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VFIAX.
  16. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VTSAX.

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Dodge & Cox Funds: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income. A secondary objective is to achieve a reasonable current income.

2. What are DODGX top holdings?

DODGX has 65 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.71% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
FedEx Corp FDX 4.15%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 3.62%
Capital One Financial Corp COF 3.59%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 3.56%
Charles Schwab Corp SCHW 3.49%
HP Inc HPQ 3.16%
Bank of America Corp BAC 3.13%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 3.07%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 3.00%
Charter Communications Inc A CHTR 2.94%

3. What is DODGX performance? What are DODGX historical returns?

DODGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -3.12%;
  • 3-month return is -0.95%;
  • 1-year return is -0.95%;
  • 3-year return is 15.86%;
  • 5-year return is 13.76%;
  • 10-year return is 16.28%;
  • 15-year return is 8.56%.

4. What is DODGX dividend yield?

DODGX yield is 1.11%.

5. What is DODGX minimum initial investment amount?

DODGX minimum initial investment amount is $2.50K.

6. Does DODGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

DODGX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. DODGX front-end sales load is 0. DODGX back-end sales load is 0.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

8. What are the pros of investing in DODGX? What are DODGX buy reasons?

The following are DODGX strengths from our perspective:

  • DODGX 10-year return is 16.28%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 17.09%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in DODGX? What are DODGX negatives?

The following are DODGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • DODGX 3-year return is 15.86%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 21.93%.
  • DODGX 5-year return is 13.76%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 17.9%.
  • DODGX 15-year return is 8.56%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 10.48%.
  • DODGX expense ratio is 0.52%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?

Alternatives

10. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VTI.

DODGX is a mutual fund, whereas VTI is an ETF.

DODGX has a higher 5-year return than VTI (13.76% vs %).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than VTI (0.52% vs 0.03%).

DODGX VTI
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $95.85B $283.29B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.03%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A CRSP US Total Market Index
Dividend Yield 1.11% N/A

VTI profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index. The Fund invests by holding a collection of securities that approximates the Index.

For further information, check out DODGX vs VTI comparison details.

11. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs DODBX.

Both DODGX and DODBX are mutual funds.

DODGX has a higher 5-year return than DODBX (13.76% vs 10.36%).

DODGX has a lower expense ratio than DODBX (0.52% vs 0.53%).

DODGX DODBX
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value
Net Assets $95.85B $15.64B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.53%
Management Style active N/A
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.47%

DODBX profile: The Fund seeks to provide shareholders with regular income, conservation of principal and an opportunity for long-term growth of principal and income by investing in common stocks, preferred stocks, and bonds.

For further information, check out DODGX vs DODBX comparison details.

12. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs FXAIX.

Both DODGX and FXAIX are mutual funds.

DODGX has a lower 5-year return than FXAIX (13.76% vs 17.88%).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than FXAIX (0.52% vs 0.02%).

DODGX FXAIX
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value
Net Assets $95.85B $379.81B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.02%
Management Style active N/A
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.26%

FXAIX profile: The Fund seeks a total return which corresponds to that of the S&P 500 Index. The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks included in the Index. The Fund may lend securities to earn income and uses statistical sampling techniques in stock selection.

For further information, check out DODGX vs FXAIX comparison details.

13. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs SPY.

DODGX is a mutual fund, whereas SPY is an ETF.

DODGX has a lower 5-year return than SPY (13.76% vs 17.79%).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than SPY (0.52% vs 0.09%).

DODGX SPY
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $95.85B $417.28B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.09%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A S&P 500
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.3%

SPY profile: The Trust seeks investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component common stocks of the S&P 500 Index.

For further information, check out DODGX vs SPY comparison details.

14. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VOO.

DODGX is a mutual fund, whereas VOO is an ETF.

DODGX has a lower 5-year return than VOO (13.76% vs 17.88%).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than VOO (0.52% vs 0.03%).

DODGX VOO
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $95.85B $268.41B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.03%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A S&P 500
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.34%

VOO profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

For further information, check out DODGX vs VOO comparison details.

15. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VFIAX.

Both DODGX and VFIAX are mutual funds.

DODGX has a lower 5-year return than VFIAX (13.76% vs 17.86%).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than VFIAX (0.52% vs 0.04%).

DODGX VFIAX
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $95.85B $438.65B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.04%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.24%

VFIAX profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

For further information, check out DODGX vs VFIAX comparison details.

16. Compare and contrast: DODGX vs VTSAX.

Both DODGX and VTSAX are mutual funds.

DODGX has a lower 5-year return than VTSAX (13.76% vs 17.59%).

DODGX has a higher expense ratio than VTSAX (0.52% vs 0.04%).

DODGX VTSAX
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Value U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $95.85B $335.43B
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.04%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.11% 1.19%

VTSAX profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index. The Fund invests by holding a collection of securities that approximates the Index.

For further information, check out DODGX vs VTSAX comparison details.

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