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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 17, 2022

VDC is a passive ETF by Vanguard tracking the investment results of the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index. VDC launched on Jan 30, 2004 and has a 0.10% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS92204A2078
  • CUSIP92204A207
  • IssuerVanguard
  • Inception DateJan 30, 2004
  • RegionNorth America (U.S.)
  • CategoryConsumer Staples Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.10%
  • Index TrackedMSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index
  • ETF Home Pageinvestor.vanguard.com
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

  • Asset Class Style


Trading Data

  • Previous Close$198.42
  • Year Range$175.51 - $208.31
  • EMA (50)$198.04
  • EMA (200)$190.89
  • Average Volume$259.32K

VDCShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $40,426 for a total return of roughly 304.26%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
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VDCReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


VDCMonthly Returns Heatmap

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VDCSharpe 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 Consumer Staples ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.76. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
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VDCDividend History

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF granted a 2.04% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 17, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $4.06 per share.


Dividend yield


VDCDrawdowns Chart

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

VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
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VDCWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Consumer Staples 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 Consumer Staples ETF is 25.31%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 97 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-25.31%Feb 18, 202025Mar 23, 202097Aug 10, 2020122
-15.26%Jan 29, 201867May 3, 2018238Apr 15, 2019305
-11.17%May 20, 201157Aug 10, 201192Dec 20, 2011149
-10.01%Aug 6, 201514Aug 25, 201541Oct 22, 201555
-9.25%Mar 24, 201071Jul 2, 201054Sep 20, 2010125
-8.74%Jul 18, 201697Dec 1, 201654Feb 21, 2017151
-7.87%Jan 5, 202246Mar 11, 202218Apr 6, 202264
-7.54%Dec 31, 201323Feb 3, 201439Mar 31, 201462
-7.03%Jun 6, 2017108Nov 6, 201719Dec 4, 2017127
-6.6%Apr 21, 202215May 11, 2022

VDCVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF volatility is 19.51%. 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.

VDC (Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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