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Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)

ETF · Currency in USD
ISIN
US92204A8018
CUSIP
92204A801
Issuer
Vanguard
Inception Date
Jan 30, 2004
Region
North America (U.S.)
Category
Materials
Expense Ratio
0.10%
Index Tracked
MSCI US Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index
ETF Home Page
investor.vanguard.com
Asset Class
Equity

Asset Class Size

Multi-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

VAWPrice Chart


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VAWPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard Materials ETF on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $33,345 for a total return of roughly 233.45%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


VAW (Vanguard Materials ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

VAWReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M0.61%0.43%
6M-0.48%9.37%
YTD21.72%22.33%
1Y25.34%26.59%
5Y12.97%15.74%
10Y12.27%14.46%

VAWMonthly Returns Heatmap


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VAWSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Vanguard Materials ETF Sharpe ratio is 1.43. A Sharpe ratio greater than 1.0 is considered acceptable.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


VAW (Vanguard Materials ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

VAWDividends

Vanguard Materials ETF granted a 1.50% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of Nov 27, 2021. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.84 per share.


PeriodTTM20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$2.84$2.63$2.60$2.25$2.23$1.88$2.17$0.00$1.90$1.57$1.58$1.80

Dividend yield

1.50%1.67%1.94%2.03%1.63%1.67%2.30%0.00%1.84%1.87%2.16%2.18%

VAWDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


VAW (Vanguard Materials ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

VAWWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Materials ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Vanguard Materials ETF is 41.13%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 113 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-41.13%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020113Sep 1, 2020654
-30.34%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011313Jan 2, 2013421
-27.24%Feb 25, 2015231Jan 25, 2016206Nov 15, 2016437
-19.93%Apr 26, 201050Jul 6, 201067Oct 8, 2010117
-14.16%Jan 11, 201020Feb 8, 201037Apr 1, 201057
-12.15%Sep 8, 201426Oct 13, 201491Feb 24, 2015117
-10.71%May 18, 202143Jul 19, 202179Nov 8, 2021122
-9.05%Jan 13, 202112Jan 29, 202127Mar 10, 202139
-8.37%Feb 18, 201118Mar 16, 201113Apr 4, 201131
-7.77%Sep 18, 20204Sep 23, 202012Oct 9, 202016

VAWVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard Materials ETF volatility is 9.99%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


VAW (Vanguard Materials ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

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