Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund offers a well-diversified, low-turnover portfolio that is representative of the U.S. small-cap market. Despite having a well-constructed portfolio, small-cap stocks are less widely followed, more volatile, less frequently traded, and more prone to mispricing than large-caps. These considerations limit the fund’s Morningstar Analyst Rating to Silver.
Will VSMAX outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VSMAX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VSMAX management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of VSMAX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.