FTSE Social Index Fund Investor Shares (VFTSX)


Options Expense ratio Minimum
Investor 0.18% N/A
Inst 0.12% $5.0 Million

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A fee charged by some mutual funds when an investor buys shares. This fee is not a sales charge or load because it is paid directly to the fund to offset the costs of trading certain securities.


A fee charged by some mutual funds when an investor sells shares. A redemption fee differs from a back-end load because the money is paid back into the fund. Many funds charge redemption fees only when shares are bought and then sold within a specific period of time, generally in an effort to discourage market-timing and short-term trading. Some brokers also charge their clients redemption fees for the sale of securities.



Product type: Domestic Large Growth
 inception on 05/31/2000
$4.4 billion

This represents the total net assets for all share classes of Vanguard's U.S. funds, as well as any collective trust that shares the same investment strategy, management and holdings.

 as of 12/31/2018
$2.6 billion net assets for
 as of 12/31/2018
507 holdings as of 12/31/2018
Indexed to the FTSE 4Good US Select Index
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end  08/31/2018) 7.70%
CUSIP: 921910303



Index of large- and mid-cap companies screened for certain social criteria.

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Investment approach

  • Seeks to track the performance of the FTSE4Good US Select Index.
  • Large- and mid-cap stocks.
  • Index screens for certain social and environmental criteria, leading to a growth orientation.
  • Passively managed, full-replication approach.
  • Fund remains fully invested.
  • Low expenses minimize net tracking error.

Total returns

as of 12/31/2018

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as of 12/31/2018

  1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year


– 3.45% 9.73% 9.12% 14.36% 4.13%

Spliced Social Index

– 3.32% 9.90% 9.33% 14.61%

Note: Fee adjusted for mutual funds where applicable.

* The fund held a subscription period from May 8, 2000 (the effective date of the fund) to May 31, 2000, during which time all assets were held directly or indirectly in money market instruments. Performance measurement began May 31, 2000.

** Calvert Social Index through December 16, 2005; FTSE4Good US Select Index thereafter.

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited.

Sector weightings as of 12/31/2018

  Sector  VFTSX

FTSE 4Good US Select Index

+/- Weight
Technology 26.9% 26.9% 0.0%
Financials 21.7% 21.7% 0.0%
Health Care 18.0% 18.0% 0.0%
Consumer Services 9.9% 9.9% 0.0%
Industrials 8.9% 8.9% 0.0%
Consumer Goods 8.1% 8.1% 0.0%
Oil & Gas 3.3% 3.3% 0.0%
Basic Materials 2.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Utilities 1.1% 1.1% 0.0%
Telecommunications 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark, except for the "Other" category (if applicable), which includes securities that have not been provided a Industry Classification Benchmark as of the effective reporting period.

Top 10 Equity Holdings as of 12/31/2018

Rank Holding
1 Microsoft Corp.
2 Apple Inc.
3 Alphabet Inc.
4 Johnson & Johnson
5 JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6 Facebook Inc.
7 Pfizer Inc.
8 UnitedHealth Group Inc.
9 Visa Inc.
10 Procter & Gamble Co.
Top 10 equals 24.8% of net assets

Portfolio holdings may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products.



as of 12/31/2018

FTSE 4Good US Select Index

Number of stock 507 506
Avg market cap $187.0 billion $187.0 billion
Median market cap $80.3 billion $80.3 billion
P/E ratio 18.5x 18.5x
P/B ratio 3.0x 3.0x
Turnover rate 7.7% Fiscal year end 8/2018 N/A

Risk and volatility as of 12/31/2018


Spliced Social Index

R-squared N/A 1.00
Beta N/A 1.00
Alpha – 0.01 N/A
Standard deviation 11.24% 11.25%
Sharpe ratio 0.78 0.79

Risk and volatility are based on the share class with the earliest inception date.

Risk measures are calculated from trailing 36-month fund returns relative to the associated benchmarks.

An investment in the fund could lose money over short or even long periods. You should expect the fund’s share price and total return to fluctuate within a wide range, like the fluctuations of the overall stock market. The fund’s performance could be hurt by:

  • Stock market risk: The chance that stock prices overall will decline. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising stock prices and periods of falling stock prices. The fund’s target index may, at times, become focused in stocks of a particular sector, category, or group of companies. Because the fund seeks to track its target index, the fund may underperform the overall stock market.
  • Investment style risk: The chance that the stocks selected for the FTSE4Good US Select Index will, in the aggregate, trail returns from other mutual funds screened with similar criteria, from other asset classes, or from the overall stock market. Historically, mid-cap stocks have been more volatile in price than the large-cap stocks that dominate the overall market, and they often perform quite differently.