To offer long-term capital growth by approximating the performance of the S&P 500® Index.
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 90% of its net assets in stocks included in the S&P 500 Index, weighted to seek to replicate the investment characteristics of the S&P 500 Index and performance that correlates with that of the index.
The Fund follows an indexed or passively managed approach to investing. This means that securities are selected for investment to try to approximate the investment characteristics and performance of the index. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index that consists of 500 common stocks representing larger-capitalization companies traded in the U.S.
While there is no guarantee, the investment adviser expects the correlation between the Fund and its index to be at least 0.95. A correlation of 1.00 would mean the returns of the Fund and the index almost always move in the same direction (but not necessarily by the same amount). A correlation of 0.00 would mean movements in the Fund are unrelated to movements in the index.
Principal Investment Risks
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
You may lose money by investing in the Fund.
The Fund’s principal investment risks include Stock Market Risk, Indexing Risk.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|Vantagepoint 500 Stock Index I||1.27%||1.27%||1.41%||11.35%||11.14%||6.58%||N/A|
|S&P 500 Indexa,b||1.35%||1.35%||1.78%||11.82%||11.58%||7.01%||N/A|
Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.
Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.
a. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.
b. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Dec 18, 2015||Dec 18, 2015||$0.521512000|
|Dec 19, 2014||Dec 19, 2014||$0.528420000|
|Dec 20, 2013||Dec 20, 2013||$0.252769000|
|Dec 31, 2012||Dec 31, 2012||$0.008451000|
|Dec 21, 2012||Dec 21, 2012||$0.187664000|
|Dec 16, 2011||Dec 16, 2011||$0.156180000|
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.
Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, financial highlights, investment objectives and strategies, risks and performance information. The prospectus contains this and other information about the investment company. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You can obtain a prospectus, statement of additional information and other information about the Vantagepoint Funds online at www.icmarc.org/vpprospectus, by calling 800-669-7400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Vantagepoint Funds are distributed by ICMA-RC Services LLC, a wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary of ICMA-RC and member FINRA/SIPC.
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