VHCIX - Vanguard Health Care Index Fund Admiral Shares

Nasdaq - Nasdaq Delayed Price. Currency in USD
86.43
+0.50 (+0.58%)
At close: 8:00PM EDT
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Previous Close85.93
YTD Return7.13%
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
CategoryHealth
Last Cap Gain0.00
Morningstar Rating★★★★
Morningstar Risk RatingBelow Average
Sustainability Rating
Net Assets10.21B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.94
Yield2.05%
5y Average ReturnN/A
Holdings Turnover6.00%
Last Dividend0.00
Average for CategoryN/A
Inception DateFeb 5, 2004
  • 6 Best Health Care Funds for a Volatile Market
    Kiplinger

    6 Best Health Care Funds for a Volatile Market

    Let's face it: The stock market is infuriating. Valuations are high, global growth is slow, and President Donald Trump's trade war with China has brought elevated volatility to stocks. Meanwhile, bonds, the only sensible alternative, are at near-record high prices and thus offer puny yields.What's an investor to do? One partial remedy is to increase your investment in health care stocks.Health care, which comprises more than 15% of Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, is the only broad market sector that can hold its own in both bull and bear markets. Although, no question, its best performance relative to the overall stock market comes during selloffs. In 2018, for instance, while the S&P; 500 retreated by 4.6% on a total-return basis (price plus dividends), the health care sector gained 5.6%.Which would you rather have: a shiny new BMW or your health? To ask the question is to answer it. If you're really sick, you'll do whatever it takes to recover, no matter the cost. You'll skip the new car, if necessary. Demand for health care is virtually inelastic. What's more, as baby boomers age, they're requiring more medical care. Simultaneously, breakthrough advances in the treatments of diseases - often expensive treatment - continue at a rapid clip.Below are my six best health care funds, in no particular order. SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019

  • 4 Defensive Funds to Counter Market Uncertainties
    Zacks

    4 Defensive Funds to Counter Market Uncertainties

    Defensive funds could be apt for investment as lingering tensions over U.S.-China trade talks and possibility of another federal shutdown keep markets agitated.