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Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF (VO)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 25, 2022

VO is a passive ETF by Vanguard tracking the investment results of the CRSP US Mid Cap Index. VO launched on Jan 30, 2004 and has a 0.04% expense ratio.

ETF Info

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$207.35
  • Year Range$204.27 - $259.43
  • EMA (50)$221.86
  • EMA (200)$232.37
  • Average Volume$972.07K
  • Assets Under Management$39.11B

VOShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $40,362 for a total return of roughly 303.62%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

VO (Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF)
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VOReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


VOMonthly Returns Heatmap

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VOSharpe 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 Mid-Cap Index ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.48. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

VO (Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF)
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VODividend History

Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF granted a 1.44% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 25, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.98 per share.


Dividend yield


VODrawdowns Chart

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

VO (Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF)
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VOWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard Mid-Cap Index 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 Mid-Cap Index ETF is 39.37%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 114 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-39.37%Feb 21, 202022Mar 23, 2020114Sep 2, 2020136
-24.63%Jul 8, 201161Oct 3, 2011111Mar 13, 2012172
-21.26%Nov 17, 2021121May 11, 2022
-21.22%Aug 30, 201880Dec 24, 201870Apr 5, 2019150
-20.55%Apr 1, 2015219Feb 11, 2016128Aug 15, 2016347
-16.76%Apr 26, 201049Jul 2, 201085Nov 2, 2010134
-11.89%Mar 27, 201248Jun 4, 201271Sep 13, 2012119
-9.48%Sep 8, 201426Oct 13, 201418Nov 6, 201444
-9.39%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 2018116Jul 26, 2018125
-8.33%Jan 12, 201019Feb 8, 201017Mar 4, 201036

VOVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF volatility is 31.84%. 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.

VO (Vanguard Mid-Cap Index ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
IJHMay 22, 20000.06%-15.78%11.46%1.49%Compare VO and IJH
SCHMJan 13, 20110.04%-17.20%11.75%1.52%Compare VO and SCHM
VOEAug 24, 20060.07%-6.92%12.37%2.01%Compare VO and VOE
VOOSep 9, 20100.03%-16.76%13.80%1.53%Compare VO and VOO
VOTAug 24, 20060.07%-29.24%11.68%0.55%Compare VO and VOT

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