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bootyman

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VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« on: June 17, 2016, 06:12:19 AM »
Is there any where that data can be found on what % of allocation each of these funds had to bond and stocks historically? 

Tyler

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Re: VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 10:26:52 AM »
Look at the pie charts:

VWINX -- https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0027&FundIntExt=INT#tab=2

VWELX -- https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0021&FundIntExt=INT#tab=2

Generally speaking, VWINX is maintained around 40/60 stocks/bonds while VWELX is 60/40.  I'm not sure where to get precise annual historical breakdowns, but you might try reading the prospectus.


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Re: VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 11:08:50 AM »
From Wellesley's Strategy and Policy page:

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The fund invests approximately 60% to 65% of its assets in investment-grade corporate, U.S. Treasury, and government agency bonds, as well as mortgage-backed securities. The remaining 35% to 40% of fund assets are invested in common stocks of companies that have a history of above-average dividends or expectations of increasing dividends.

And Wellington's:

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The fund invests 60% to 70% of its assets in dividend-paying, and, to a lesser extent, non-dividend-paying common stocks of established medium-size and large companies. In choosing these companies, the advisor seeks those that appear to be undervalued but to have prospects for improvement. These stocks are commonly referred to as value stocks. The remaining 30% to 40% of fund assets are invested mainly in investment-grade corporate bonds, with some exposure to U.S. Treasury and government agency bonds, as well as mortgage-backed securities.

Generally speaking, Wellington has historically been a balanced fund, and Wellesley has a portfolio and risk profile that's pretty typical of a conservative allocation fund. But they're both absolutely kick ass. And to my knowledge, they've always had those same basic allocations--Wellington is 60-something percent stocks, Wellesley is 60-something percent bonds.

bootyman

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Re: VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 11:12:34 AM »
Im well aware of what these funds are and the basics provided on vanguard. 

Im looking for historical data for research since they are clearly altering their allocation based on market conditions
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Re: VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 01:04:20 PM »
How much precision are you wanting? And how labor intensive do you want to be?

If you're just looking for basic allocation info, unfortunately most finance sites don't have historical allocations like they do share prices or distributions. Only way that I can think is to dig thru old prospectuses and SEC disclosures. www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/prospectus.htm

I searched "Vanguard Wellington" and found a bunch of stuff there.

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Re: VWINX and VWELX Historic Allocations
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 12:57:00 AM »
Im well aware of what these funds are and the basics provided on vanguard.
Any reason you didn't put that in your initial post, and waited to get defensive with these other posters who are trying to help?