17 important things you should know about Vanguard VWENX mutual fund
Updated: December 03, 2021
Bull case
High net assets
3-year return above the benchmark
5-year return above the benchmark
10-year return above the benchmark
15-year return above the benchmark
Low expense ratio
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case

No bear case arguments.

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

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

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

  1. Describe Vanguard/Wellington Fund, Inc; Admiral Shares (VWENX).
  2. What are VWENX holdings?
  3. What is VWENX performance? What are VWENX historical returns?
  4. What is VWENX dividend yield?
  5. What is VWENX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does VWENX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is VWENX Finny Score? VWENX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in VWENX? What are VWENX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in VWENX? What are VWENX sell reasons?
  10. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs FBALX.
  11. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VBIAX.
  12. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VDIGX.
  13. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VFIAX.
  14. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VGSTX.
  15. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VINIX.
  16. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VTSAX.
  17. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VWELX.

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Vanguard/Wellington Fund, Inc; Admiral Shares (VWENX).

The Fund seeks conservation of principal, reasonable income and capital appreciation without undue risk, by investing 60% to 70% of its assets in common stocks and 30% to 40% in bonds.

2. What are VWENX top holdings?

VWENX has 100 stock holdings and 1,109 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 23.85% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.98%
Apple Inc AAPL 4.00%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 3.50%
McDonald's Corp MCD 1.93%
Pfizer Inc PFE 1.65%
Nestle SA NESN 1.59%
Bank of America Corp BAC 1.57%
Facebook Inc A FB 1.56%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 1.54%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.53%

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

VWENX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.16%;
  • 3-month return is 1.05%;
  • 1-year return is 1.05%;
  • 3-year return is 14.80%;
  • 5-year return is 12.13%;
  • 10-year return is 11.84%;
  • 15-year return is 8.63%.

4. What is VWENX dividend yield?

VWENX yield is 1.69%.

5. What is VWENX minimum initial investment amount?

VWENX minimum initial investment amount is $50.00K.

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

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 100. Our quantitative analysis shows 7 reasons to buy and 0 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 100.

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

The following are VWENX strengths from our perspective:

  • VWENX net assets are $109.44 billion. This fund is a popular choice with retail and institutional investors.
  • VWENX 3-year return is 14.8%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Moderate Target Risk TR USD), 12.33%.
  • VWENX 5-year return is 12.13%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Moderate Target Risk TR USD), 9.88%.
  • VWENX 10-year return is 11.84%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Moderate Target Risk TR USD), 9.05%.
  • VWENX 15-year return is 8.63%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Morningstar Moderate Target Risk TR USD), 6.75%.
  • VWENX expense ratio is 0.16%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

There are no visible red flags.

Alternatives

10. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs FBALX.

Both VWENX and FBALX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than FBALX (12.13% vs 14.7%).

VWENX has a lower expense ratio than FBALX (0.16% vs 0.52%).

VWENX FBALX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Net Assets $109.44B $38.31B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.52%
Management Style active active
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 0.88%

FBALX profile: The Fund seeks income and capital growth by investing 60% of its assets in stocks and other equity securities and the remainder in bonds and other debt securities, including lower-quality debt securities, when its outlook is neutral. It invests at least 25% in fixed-income senior securities.

For further information, check out VWENX vs FBALX comparison details.

11. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VBIAX.

Both VWENX and VBIAX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VBIAX (12.13% vs 12.16%).

VWENX has a higher expense ratio than VBIAX (0.16% vs 0.07%).

VWENX VBIAX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Net Assets $109.44B $46.91B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.07%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 1.38%

VBIAX profile: The Fund seeks to track, with respect to 60% of its assets, investment performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index, and with respect to 40% of its assets, investment performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index.

For further information, check out VWENX vs VBIAX comparison details.

12. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VDIGX.

Both VWENX and VDIGX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VDIGX (12.13% vs 15.74%).

VWENX has a lower expense ratio than VDIGX (0.16% vs 0.26%).

VWENX VDIGX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $109.44B $54.42B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.26%
Management Style active active
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 1.44%

VDIGX profile: The Fund seeks to provide, primarily, a growing stream of income over time. It invests primarily in stocks that offer current dividends. It focuses on high-quality companies that have prospects for long-term total returns as a result of their ability to grow earnings and willingness to increase dividends over time.

For further information, check out VWENX vs VDIGX comparison details.

13. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VFIAX.

Both VWENX and VFIAX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VFIAX (12.13% vs 17.86%).

VWENX has a higher expense ratio than VFIAX (0.16% vs 0.04%).

VWENX VFIAX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $109.44B $438.65B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.04%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 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 VWENX vs VFIAX comparison details.

14. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VGSTX.

Both VWENX and VGSTX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VGSTX (12.13% vs 12.72%).

VWENX has a higher expense ratio than VGSTX (0.16% vs 0%).

VWENX VGSTX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Net Assets $109.44B $28.99B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0%
Management Style active active
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 1.19%

VGSTX profile: The Fund seeks balanced return of growth and income by investing in ten other Vanguard Funds. The Fund is designed specifically for tax advantaged accounts such as IRAs and Keoghs.

For further information, check out VWENX vs VGSTX comparison details.

15. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VINIX.

Both VWENX and VINIX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VINIX (12.13% vs 17.87%).

VWENX has a higher expense ratio than VINIX (0.16% vs 0.04%).

VWENX VINIX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $109.44B $127.84B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.04%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 1.27%

VINIX profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization stocks. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Standard & Poors 500 Index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

For further information, check out VWENX vs VINIX comparison details.

16. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VTSAX.

Both VWENX and VTSAX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a lower 5-year return than VTSAX (12.13% vs 17.59%).

VWENX has a higher expense ratio than VTSAX (0.16% vs 0.04%).

VWENX VTSAX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $109.44B $335.43B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.04%
Management Style active passive (index-based)
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 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 VWENX vs VTSAX comparison details.

17. Compare and contrast: VWENX vs VWELX.

Both VWENX and VWELX are mutual funds.

VWENX has a higher 5-year return than VWELX (12.13% vs 12.05%).

VWENX has a lower expense ratio than VWELX (0.16% vs 0.24%).

VWENX VWELX
Segment U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity U.S. Balanced: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Net Assets $109.44B $15.85B
Expense Ratio 0.16% 0.24%
Management Style active active
Underlying Index N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 1.69% 1.62%

VWELX profile: The Fund seeks conservation of principal, reasonable income and capital appreciation without undue risk, by investing 60% to 70% of its assets in common stocks and 30% to 40% in bonds.

For further information, check out VWENX vs VWELX comparison details.

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