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500 Index Fund

Ratings: AM Best NA S&P NA Moody's NA

Company Description

"As the industry’s first index fund for individual investors, the 500 Index Fund is a low cost way to gain diversified exposure to the U.S. equity market. The fund invests in 500 of the largest U.S. companies, which span many different industries and account for about three-fourths of the U.S. stock market’s value. The key risk for the fund is the volatility that comes with its full exposure to the stock market. Because the 500 Index Fund is broadly diversified within the large-capitalization market, it may be considered a core equity holding in a portfolio."


Mutual Funds


Minimum Premium or Deposit

$10,000, $3,000

Fund Name

Vanguard 500 Index Fund

Target Index

S&P 500

Index Description

“ The S&P 500® has been widely regarded as the best single gauge of the large cap U.S. equities market since the index was first published in 1957. The index has over US$ 4.83 trillion benchmarked, with index assets comprising approximately US$ 1.1 trillion of this total. The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy, capturing 75% coverage of U.S. equities.”



Share Weighted/Cap Weighted

Cap Weighted

Geographical Concentration of Index

United States

Market Cap Orientation of Index

Large Cap

Number of Constituents in Index


Market Cap of Constituents in Index

$11,288.27 Billion, as of 11/10/2011

Top 10 Constituents in Index

As of 9/20/2011 (with Index Weight):

Apple Inc. 3.43%
Exxon Mobil Corp 3.43%
IBM Corp 2.03%
Microsoft Corp 1.80%
Chevron Corp 1.80%
Johnson & Johnson 1.69%
Procter & Gamble 1.68%
AT&T Inc 1.64%
General Electric Co 1.57%
Coca-Cola Co 1.51%

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Expense Ratio

Ordinary Shares:  0.17%

Admiral Shares:     0.06%

Other Fees & Loads

Purchase Fee None
Redemption Fee None
Account Service Fee $20 / year with balance < $10,000
Front End Sales Load None
Back End Sales Load None

R Squared to Index


Minimum Deposit

Ordinary Shares:  $3,000

Admiral Shares:   $10,000


Ordinary Shares:  VFINX

Admiral Shares:    VFIAX

 Top 10 Holdings

(20.5% of net total assets) as of 9/30/2011:

  1. Apple Inc
  2. Exxon Mobil Corp
  3. International Business Machines Corp
  4. Microsoft Corp
  5. Chevron Corp
  6. Johnson & Johnson
  7. Procter & Gamble Co/The
  8. AT&T Inc
  9. General Electric Co
  10.  Coca-Cola Co/The

 Number of Constituents in Fund