9 important things you should know about Invesco VAFCX mutual fund
Updated: September 30, 2022
Pros

None for now.

Cons
Low net assets
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark
10-year return below the benchmark
Sales load and/or distribution fees
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In this VAFCX 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: VAFCX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: VAFCX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in VAFCX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to VAFCX.

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

  1. Describe AIM Counselor Series Trust (Invesco Counselor Series Trust): Invesco American Franchise Fund; Class C Shares (VAFCX).
  2. What are VAFCX holdings?
  3. What is VAFCX performance? What are VAFCX historical returns?
  4. What is VAFCX dividend yield?
  5. What is VAFCX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does VAFCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is VAFCX Finny Score? VAFCX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in VAFCX? What are VAFCX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in VAFCX? What are VAFCX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Counselor Series Trust (Invesco Counselor Series Trust): Invesco American Franchise Fund; Class C Shares (VAFCX).

2. What are VAFCX top holdings?

VAFCX has 65 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings .

The top 10 holdings represent 39.36% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 8.21%
Facebook Inc A FB 4.54%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 4.49%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.39%
Applied Materials Inc AMAT 3.99%
PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 3.24%
Qualcomm Inc QCOM 3.00%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 2.58%
Visa Inc Class A V 2.48%
Lowe's Companies Inc LOW 2.44%

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

VAFCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 7.46%;
  • 3-month return is -1.62%;
  • 1-year return is -22.75%;
  • 3-year return is 9.69%;
  • 5-year return is 12.19%;
  • 10-year return is 12.56%.

4. What is VAFCX dividend yield?

VAFCX yield is %.

5. What is VAFCX minimum initial investment amount?

VAFCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

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

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

We don't see any strong reasons to buy VAFCX.

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

The following are VAFCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • VAFCX net assets are $0.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • VAFCX 3-year return is 9.69%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 22.56%.
  • VAFCX 5-year return is 12.19%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 21.98%.
  • VAFCX 10-year return is 12.56%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 15.99%.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
In the VAFCX review, we covered VAFCX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.