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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)
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ETF Info

ISINUS92204A2078
CUSIP92204A207
IssuerVanguard
Inception DateJan 26, 2004
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryConsumer Staples Equities
Index TrackedMSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index
Home Pageadvisors.vanguard.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

VDC features an expense ratio of 0.10%, falling within the medium range.


Expense ratio chart for VDC: current value at 0.10% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.10%

Share Price Chart


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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


300.00%350.00%400.00%450.00%500.00%550.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
554.08%
368.85%
VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF had a return of 9.64% year-to-date (YTD) and 8.85% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF had an annualized return of 9.06%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.99%, indicating that Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date9.64%11.18%
1 month6.73%5.60%
6 months15.17%17.48%
1 year8.85%26.33%
5 years (annualized)9.73%13.16%
10 years (annualized)9.06%10.99%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of VDC, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20240.94%2.88%3.37%-1.64%9.64%
2023-0.16%-2.23%3.96%3.62%-5.45%3.30%2.24%-3.19%-4.55%-1.74%3.91%3.36%2.38%
2022-2.07%-1.00%1.48%2.14%-4.26%-2.61%3.43%-1.56%-8.36%9.41%6.19%-3.31%-1.79%
2021-4.10%-0.65%8.15%1.83%1.83%-0.69%1.64%1.14%-3.92%3.60%-1.43%9.91%17.64%
2020-0.52%-8.12%-6.07%7.36%2.14%-0.18%6.91%4.65%-1.85%-2.35%7.90%1.96%10.86%
20195.44%2.03%3.45%2.53%-4.18%5.00%2.36%1.60%1.91%-0.46%1.46%2.64%26.11%
20181.71%-7.44%-0.61%-3.71%-1.11%4.56%3.45%0.83%0.63%1.70%1.94%-9.04%-7.79%
20171.31%4.46%-0.23%1.08%2.20%-2.23%0.62%-1.23%-0.60%-1.47%5.57%2.05%11.85%
2016-0.00%0.40%4.91%-1.07%0.84%5.18%-0.35%-0.52%-1.61%-0.78%-3.76%3.25%6.29%
2015-1.44%4.28%-1.34%-1.14%1.17%-1.67%4.89%-5.57%-0.03%5.81%-0.91%2.22%5.83%
2014-5.32%3.90%2.32%2.56%2.05%-0.09%-3.46%4.75%0.31%3.68%5.14%-0.29%16.01%
20135.89%3.10%4.96%2.93%-1.65%0.03%4.53%-4.33%1.63%5.96%1.67%0.78%28.03%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of VDC is 33, suggesting that the investment has average results relative to other ETFs in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is determined by the cumulative values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of VDC is 3333
VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of VDC is 3333Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of VDC is 3232Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of VDC is 3030Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of VDC is 4343Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of VDC is 2727Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


VDC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for VDC, currently valued at 0.81, compared to the broader market0.002.004.000.81
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for VDC, currently valued at 1.21, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.001.21
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for VDC, currently valued at 1.14, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.001.14
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for VDC, currently valued at 0.67, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.000.67
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for VDC, currently valued at 1.87, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.001.87
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.38, compared to the broader market0.002.004.002.38
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.37, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.37
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.42, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.001.42
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.94, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.001.94
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 9.12, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.009.12

Sharpe Ratio

The current Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.81. This value is calculated based on the past 12 months of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.00December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
0.81
2.38
VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF granted a 2.43% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $5.07 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$5.07$5.05$4.54$4.28$4.35$3.94$3.65$3.68$3.21$3.29$2.42$2.43

Dividend yield

2.43%2.65%2.37%2.14%2.50%2.44%2.78%2.52%2.39%2.55%1.93%2.21%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.86$0.00$0.00$0.86
2023$0.00$0.00$0.84$0.00$0.00$1.39$0.00$0.00$1.03$0.00$0.00$1.79$5.05
2022$0.00$0.00$0.74$0.00$0.00$1.21$0.00$0.00$1.15$0.00$0.00$1.44$4.54
2021$0.00$0.00$0.96$0.00$0.00$1.02$0.00$0.00$1.04$0.00$0.00$1.26$4.28
2020$0.00$0.00$0.62$0.00$0.00$1.29$0.00$0.00$0.87$0.00$0.00$1.57$4.35
2019$0.00$0.00$0.75$0.00$0.00$1.04$0.00$0.00$1.09$0.00$0.00$1.06$3.94
2018$0.00$0.00$0.54$0.00$0.00$1.25$0.00$0.00$0.82$0.00$0.00$1.04$3.65
2017$0.00$0.00$0.83$0.00$0.00$1.04$0.00$0.00$0.77$0.00$0.00$1.04$3.68
2016$0.00$0.00$0.63$0.00$0.00$0.76$0.00$0.00$0.84$0.00$0.00$0.97$3.21
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.40$0.00$0.00$0.90$3.29
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.42$2.42
2013$2.43$2.43

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-8.00%-6.00%-4.00%-2.00%0.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
-0.28%
-0.09%
VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF was 34.24%, occurring on Mar 9, 2009. Recovery took 258 trading sessions.

The current Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF drawdown is 0.28%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-34.24%Dec 11, 2007312Mar 9, 2009258Mar 17, 2010570
-25.31%Feb 18, 202025Mar 23, 202097Aug 10, 2020122
-16.55%Apr 21, 2022118Oct 7, 2022352Mar 5, 2024470
-15.26%Jan 29, 201867May 3, 2018238Apr 15, 2019305
-11.17%May 20, 201157Aug 10, 201192Dec 20, 2011149

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF volatility is 2.73%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%4.50%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
2.73%
3.36%
VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)