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    Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv (VGPMX)

    8.75 Down 0.36(3.95%) Dec 22

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    Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Inv
    Vanguard Specialized FundsPo Box 2600 V26Valley Forge PA 19482
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    Phone: 800-662-7447
    Fund Overview 
    Category:Equity Precious Metals
    Fund Family:Vanguard
    Net Assets:2.01B
    Year-to-Date Return:-11.80%
    Yield:0.00%
    Morningstar Rating:4 stars
    Fund Inception Date:May 23, 1984
    Morningstar Style Box 
    Equity Precious Metals
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    Management Information 
    Jamie J. Horvat
    Lead Manager since Feb 7, 2014
    Jamie J. Horvat, Portfolio Manager at M&G, has been with M&G since 2013. Jamie Horvat joined SAM in January 2008 as an Investment Strategist with focus on the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund. Jamie holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Tech. (honours) from Mohawk College, and an Honours B.Comm from McMaster University. He is a member of the International Research Assoc. and is a Licensed International Financial Analyst. He is also a member of the Ontario Assoc. of Cert. Engineering Technicians & Technologists, as well as the Toronto CFA Society and the CFA Institute.
    Investment Information 
    Min Initial Investment:3,000
    Min Initial Investment, IRA:N/A
    Min Initial Investment, AIP:0
    Min Subsequent Investment:100
    Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:N/A
    Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:100
    VGPMX can be purchased from 92 brokerages.

    Fund Summary 
    The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of foreign and U.S. companies principally engaged in the exploration, mining, development, fabrication, processing, marketing, or distribution of metals or minerals. The majority of these companies will be principally engaged in activities related to gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, or other precious and rare metals or minerals. Up to 100% of the fund's assets may be invested in foreign securities. It may also invest up to 20% of its assets directly in gold, silver, or other precious metal bullion and coins. The fund is non-diversified.

    Fund Operations 
    Last Dividend (Mar 18, 2013) : 0.00
    Last Cap Gain : 0.00
    Annual Holdings Turnover (Dec 18, 2014) : 34.00%
    Average for Category:37.17%
    Fees & Expenses 
    ExpenseVGPMXCategory Avg
    Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):0.25%1.42%
    Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:0.25%N/A
    Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:0.25%N/A
    Max 12b1 Fee:N/AN/A
    Max Front End Sales Load:N/A5.27%
    Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.12%
    3 Yr Expense Projection*:80609
    5 Yr Expense Projection*:141945
    10 Yr Expense Projection*:3181,866
    * Per $10,000 invested