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Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF (VOOG)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 18, 2023

The Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF (VOOG) is a passively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the investment results of the S&P 500 Growth Index. The index is designed to measure the performance of large-cap U.S. companies with considerable growth potential, which means that they tend to focus on companies that are expected to grow faster than the overall market. These companies may be more sensitive to changes in economic conditions and are generally considered to be riskier than other companies.

The VOOG ETF was launched on September 7, 2010, and is managed by Vanguard. It has a relatively low expense ratio of 0.10%, which might be suitable for investors looking for a low-cost way to gain exposure to the U.S. stock market and who have a higher tolerance for risk.

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $50,939 for a total return of roughly 409.39%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

VOOG (Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF)
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S&P 500

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Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF had a return of 4.22% year-to-date (YTD) and -15.24% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF had an annualized return of 13.05%, outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark which had an annualized return of 9.71%.

1 month-3.43%-5.31%
6 months-2.82%0.39%
1 year-15.24%-10.12%
5 years (annualized)9.56%7.32%
10 years (annualized)13.05%9.71%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe 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 Growth ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.53. 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.

VOOG (Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF)
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Dividend History

Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF granted a 0.89% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.97 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


Drawdowns Chart

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

VOOG (Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF)
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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard S&P 500 Growth 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 Growth ETF is 32.73%, recorded on Oct 14, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-32.73%Dec 28, 2021202Oct 14, 2022
-31.41%Feb 20, 202023Mar 23, 202055Jun 10, 202078
-20.78%Oct 2, 201858Dec 24, 201881Apr 23, 2019139
-16.17%Jul 8, 201161Oct 3, 201185Feb 3, 2012146
-13.25%Nov 4, 201568Feb 11, 2016102Jul 8, 2016170
-11.79%Jul 21, 201526Aug 25, 201546Oct 29, 201572
-11.09%Sep 3, 202014Sep 23, 202051Dec 4, 202065
-9.99%Jan 29, 20189Feb 8, 201880Jun 5, 201889
-8.64%Feb 16, 202115Mar 8, 202119Apr 5, 202134
-8.51%Apr 3, 201242Jun 1, 201245Aug 6, 201287

Volatility Chart

Current Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF volatility is 20.89%. 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.

VOOG (Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF)
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SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe Ratio
SPYGSep 25, 20000.04%4.4%13.1%1.0%-67.8%-0.5
VONGSep 20, 20100.08%8.9%14.1%0.9%-32.7%-0.4
VOOSep 7, 20100.03%2.4%11.8%1.7%-34.0%-0.4
VOOVSep 7, 20100.10%0.3%9.6%2.2%-37.3%-0.1
VTIMay 24, 20010.03%2.1%11.3%1.6%-55.5%-0.4
VUGJan 26, 20040.04%11.5%13.2%0.6%-50.7%-0.4