Is Vanguard REIT Index Institutional (VGSNX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?
If you've been stuck searching for Mutual Fund Equity Report funds, consider Vanguard REIT Index Institutional (VGSNX) as a possibility. The fund does not have a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank, though we have been able to explore other metrics like performance, volatility, and cost.
History of Fund/Manager
VGSNX is a part of the Vanguard Group family of funds, a company based out of Malvern, PA. Since Vanguard REIT Index Institutional made its debut in December of 2003, VGSNX has garnered more than $9.55 billion in assets. The fund's current manager, Gerard O'Reilly, has been in charge of the fund since December of 2003.
Obviously, what investors are looking for in these funds is strong performance relative to their peers. VGSNX has a 5-year annualized total return of 4.02% and is in the middle third among its category peers. But if you are looking for a shorter time frame, it is also worth looking at its 3-year annualized total return of -0.8%, which places it in the middle third during this time-frame.
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