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15 important things you should know about Invesco VUSCX mutual fund

Updated: September 29, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No Bull case arguments for now!
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 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 VUSCX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "VUSCX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on VUSCX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "VUSCX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

  1. Describe AIM Growth Series (Invesco Growth Series): Invesco Quality Income Fund; Class C Shares (VUSCX).
  2. What are VUSCX holdings?
  3. What is VUSCX performance? What are VUSCX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did VUSCX have historically?
  5. What is VUSCX dividend yield?
  6. What is VUSCX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is VUSCX expense ratio?
  8. Does VUSCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is VUSCX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is VUSCX beta? How would you assess VUSCX risk?
  11. What is VUSCX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is VUSCX Finny Score? VUSCX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in VUSCX? What are VUSCX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in VUSCX? What are VUSCX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Growth Series (Invesco Growth Series): Invesco Quality Income Fund; Class C Shares (VUSCX).

The Fund seeks a high level of current income, with liquidity and safety of principal. The Fund invests in obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government or its agencies including, depending on market conditions, a substantial portion of its assets in mortgage-backed securities.

2. What are VUSCX top holdings?

VUSCX has 0 stock holdings and 532 bond holdings.

The top 8 holdings represent 53.55% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% N/A 14.40%
2 Year Treasury Note Future June 20 ZTM0 11.90%
Government National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 10.20%
Government National Mortgage Association 2.5% N/A 5.35%
5 Year Treasury Note Future June 20 ZFM0 4.33%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 3.63%
Ultra US Treasury Bond Future June 20 UBM0 1.89%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 3% N/A 1.85%

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

VUSCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.16%;
  • 3-month return is 1.33%;
  • 1-year return is 4.31%;
  • 3-year return is 2.64%;
  • 5-year return is 2.16%;
  • 10-year return is 2.29%;
  • 15-year return is 2.61%.

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

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

VUSCX up and down years

5. What is VUSCX dividend yield?

VUSCX yield is 2.97%.

6. What is VUSCX minimum initial investment amount?

VUSCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is VUSCX expense ratio?

VUSCX expense ratio is 1.7%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

VUSCX expenses

8. Does VUSCX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.2%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.21%.
VUSCX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.63;
  • 5-year beta is 0.64;
  • 10-year beta is 0.61;
  • 15-year beta is 0.60.
VUSCX Beta

11. What is VUSCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.33;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.42;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.75;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.53.
VUSCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

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

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

The following are VUSCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>VUSCX net assets</strong> are $8.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>VUSCX 3-year return</strong> is 2.64%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US MBS TR USD), 3.65%.
  • <strong>VUSCX 5-year return</strong> is 2.16%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US MBS TR USD), 3.02%.
  • <strong>VUSCX 10-year return</strong> is 2.29%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US MBS TR USD), 2.97%.
  • <strong>VUSCX 15-year return</strong> is 2.61%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US MBS TR USD), 4.09%.
  • <strong>VUSCX expense ratio</strong> is 1.7%, 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 VUSCX review, we covered VUSCX 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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