Small-Cap Index Fund Investor Shares (NAESX)

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Indexed to CRSP US Small Cap Index

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Index portfolio of small-capitalization stocks diversified across investment styles.

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Market capitalization
as of 03/31/2014

  NAESX Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Small Cap Index

+/- Weight
Large 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Medium/Large 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Medium 0.6% 0.6% 0.0%
Medium/Small 49.3% 49.3% 0.0%
Small 50.1% 50.1% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%  

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as of 03/31/2014

  NAESX Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Small Cap Index

+/- Weight
Number of stocks 1,467 1,441 26
Median market cap $3.1 billion $3.1 billion $0.0 billion
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CRSP U.S. Small Cap Index

Earnings growth rate 12.2% 12.2%
Short-term reserves 0.00% N/A
P/E ratio 29.2x 29.2x
P/B ratio 2.4x 2.4x
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end 12/31/2013) 29.2% N/A
Return on equity 10.7% 10.7%
Foreign holdings 0.12% N/A


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% of funds*
Market value
Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) 0.28% Clothing & Accessories $131,473,020 1,719,051
Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR) 0.27% Consumer Electronics $124,646,217 1,171,487
Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) 0.25% Containers & Packaging $119,444,068 1,697,372
Foot Locker Inc. (FL) 0.25% Apparel Retailers $119,145,696 2,536,094
E*TRADE Financial Corp. (ETFC) 0.24% Investment Services $114,690,727 4,982,221
Snap-on Inc. (SNA) 0.24% Durable Household Products $114,004,051 1,004,618
Cooper Cos. Inc. (COO) 0.24% Medical Supplies $113,623,093 827,192
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) 0.24% Tires $112,028,090 4,287,336
Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) 0.24% Airlines $110,775,672 1,187,179
Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (AJG) 0.23% Property & Casualty Insurance $110,063,483 2,313,230
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Holdings policy for this fund  

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark system.

Percentages may not add up to 100%. SEC regulations allow us to withhold a certain amount of holdings as proprietary information.

People and process


Vanguard Equity Investment Group

Product management

Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund seeks to track the investment performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Index, an unmanaged benchmark representing small U.S. companies. Using full replication, the portfolio holds all stocks in the same capitalization weighting as the index. The experience and stability of Vanguard’s Equity Investment Group have permitted continuous refinement of techniques for reducing tracking error. The group uses proprietary software to implement trading decisions that accommodate cash flow and maintain close correlation with index characteristics. Vanguard’s refined indexing process, combined with low management fees and efficient trading, has provided tight tracking net of expenses.

Vanguard Equity Investment Group

Firm description

Launched in 1975, The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pennsylvania, is among the world’s largest equity and fixed income managers. As chief investment officer and managing director, Mortimer J. Buckley oversees Vanguard’s Equity Investment and Fixed Income Groups. Joseph Brennan, CFA, Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Equity Index Group, has oversight responsibility for all equity index funds managed by the Equity Investment Group. John Ameriks, Ph.D., Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Active Equity Group, has oversight responsibility for all active equity funds managed by the Equity Investment Group. The Equity Investment Group manages indexed and structured equity portfolios covering U.S. and international markets. It has developed sophisticated portfolio construction methodologies and efficient trading strategies that seek to deliver returns that are highly correlated with target portfolio benchmarks. The group has advised Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund since 1989.

Investment Manager Biography

Michael H. Buek, CFA, Principal

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Advised the fund since 1991.
  • Worked in investment management since 1987.
  • B.S., University of Vermont.
  • M.B.A., Villanova University.

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