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15 important things you should know about Invesco VAFCX mutual fund

Updated: Today
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

Before we start: if you’re looking for VAFCX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "VAFCX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on VAFCX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "VAFCX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell VAFCX? Or perhaps you’re looking for VAFCX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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. How many up and down years did VAFCX have historically?
  5. What is VAFCX dividend yield?
  6. What is VAFCX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is VAFCX expense ratio?
  8. Does VAFCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is VAFCX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is VAFCX beta? How would you assess VAFCX risk?
  11. What is VAFCX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is VAFCX Finny Score? VAFCX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in VAFCX? What are VAFCX buy reasons?
  14. 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).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a portfolio of equity securities of U.S. issuers that have resilient business franchises and growth potential.

2. What are VAFCX top holdings?

VAFCX has 87 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 44.69% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 10.41%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 5.21%
Facebook Inc A FB 4.85%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 4.77%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 3.94%
Lowe's Companies Inc LOW 3.46%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.33%
Visa Inc Class A V 3.25%
PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 2.88%
Apollo Global Management Inc Class A APO 2.59%

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

VAFCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.16%;
  • 3-month return is 5.56%;
  • 1-year return is 39.14%;
  • 3-year return is 19.54%;
  • 5-year return is 16.59%;
  • 10-year return is 14.01%;
  • 15-year return is 10.56%.

4. How many up and down years did VAFCX have historically?

In the last 10 years, VAFCX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

VAFCX up and down years

5. What is VAFCX dividend yield?

VAFCX yield is 0%.

6. What is VAFCX minimum initial investment amount?

VAFCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is VAFCX expense ratio?

VAFCX expense ratio is 1.76%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

VAFCX expenses

8. 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.

9. What is VAFCX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.75%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.83%.
VAFCX tax costs

10. What is VAFCX beta? How would you assess VAFCX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.10;
  • 5-year beta is 1.12;
  • 10-year beta is 1.12.
VAFCX Beta

11. What is VAFCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.86;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.95;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.88.
VAFCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are VAFCX strengths from our perspective:

  • VAFCX 3-year return is 19.54%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 20.98%.

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

The following are VAFCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • VAFCX net assets are $171.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • VAFCX 5-year return is 16.59%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 18.89%.
  • VAFCX 10-year return is 14.01%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 17.05%.
  • VAFCX 15-year return is 10.56%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 11.92%.
  • VAFCX expense ratio is 1.76%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • 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.
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