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Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 18, 2022

VOO is a passive ETF by Vanguard tracking the investment results of the S&P 500 Index. VOO launched on Sep 9, 2010 and has a 0.03% expense ratio.

ETF Info

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$375.20
  • Year Range$360.65 - $437.78
  • EMA (50)$391.65
  • EMA (200)$399.45
  • Average Volume$5.94M

VOOShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF on Sep 10, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $46,534 for a total return of roughly 365.34%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

VOO (Vanguard S&P 500 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VOOReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


VOOMonthly Returns Heatmap

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VOOSharpe 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 S&P 500 ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.03. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

VOO (Vanguard S&P 500 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VOODividend History

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF granted a 1.48% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 18, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $5.55 per share.


Dividend yield


VOODrawdowns Chart

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

VOO (Vanguard S&P 500 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VOOWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard S&P 500 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 S&P 500 ETF is 33.99%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 97 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



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To Recover



-33.99%Feb 20, 202023Mar 23, 202097Aug 10, 2020120
-19.48%Sep 21, 201865Dec 24, 201875Apr 12, 2019140
-18.75%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 201185Feb 3, 2012193
-17.62%Jan 4, 202290May 12, 2022
-13%Jul 21, 2015143Feb 11, 201645Apr 18, 2016188
-10.09%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 2018115Jul 25, 2018124
-9.65%Apr 3, 201243Jun 4, 201252Aug 16, 201295
-9.45%Sep 3, 202014Sep 23, 202035Nov 11, 202049
-7.41%Sep 17, 201242Nov 15, 201231Jan 2, 201373
-7.3%Sep 19, 201420Oct 16, 201411Oct 31, 201431

VOOVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard S&P 500 ETF volatility is 32.43%. 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.

VOO (Vanguard S&P 500 ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
ITOTJan 20, 20040.03%-15.02%14.10%1.43%Compare VOO and ITOT
SPLGNov 15, 20050.03%-13.75%15.04%1.44%Compare VOO and SPLG
SPYJan 22, 19930.09%-13.76%14.33%1.42%Compare VOO and SPY
VGTJan 30, 20040.10%-22.17%19.83%0.83%Compare VOO and VGT
VIGApr 27, 20060.06%-10.63%13.05%1.86%Compare VOO and VIG
VOOGSep 9, 20100.10%-22.02%15.66%0.72%Compare VOO and VOOG
VOOVSep 9, 20100.10%-4.55%12.35%1.98%Compare VOO and VOOV
VTJun 26, 20080.09%-14.21%10.34%2.13%Compare VOO and VT
VTIMay 31, 20010.03%-15.17%14.00%1.45%Compare VOO and VTI
VUGJan 26, 20040.04%-25.03%15.30%0.61%Compare VOO and VUG
VYMNov 16, 20060.06%-1.07%12.64%2.81%Compare VOO and VYM

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