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Vanguard Primecap Core Moves Into the Black

This Kiplinger 25 fund has reported large gains in tech stocks.

The stock market, as measured by Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, lost 4.4% in 2009 through April 9. But some of the Kiplinger 25 funds, including Vanguard Primecap Core (symbol VPCCX), with a year-to-date gain of 3.5%, have moved into positive territory.

At last report, the talented team at Primecap Management, which runs the fund, had a heavy weighting (54%) in health-care and technology stocks. The health-care holdings haven't performed well this year, but Primecap Core has recorded large gains in several tech stocks, including Google, Intuit and Oracle. The fund is also riding outsize gains in materials stocks, such as Monsanto and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.

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